The Plug Has Been Pulled On Smith Electric Vehicles

Smith Electric Vehicles of Kansas City has suspended production of its electric trucks and vans due to a lack of capital. But don’t count them out yet.

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FedEx Electric Delivery Vans To Get Hydrogen Range Extenders

The commercial vehicle market stands to benefit the most from the adoption of cheap-to-operate electric vehicles, though range limitations also mean limited use for most delivery companies. Buoyed by a $3 million Federal grant, FedEx, Smith Electric Vehicles, and Plug Power are adding hydrogen-powered range extenders to 20 electric delivery vans for real world testing.

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Might The Military Make EVs Mainstream?

America has the world’s largest military by far, spending more than the next 20 countries combined. When we’re not invading other countries, the military of developing world-changing technologies like GPS and the Internet, technologies that once seemed impossibly expensive for the average person to own. So one writer is asking; can the military make EVs mainstream?

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U.S. Military Testing EVs As Battery Backups For Bases

While electric cars are usually considered a bastion of leftie liberalism, a huge supporter of alternative energy sources has been the U.S. military. One benefit of technolgies like solar power and electric vehicles is their off-the-grid capability. The Fort Carson Army base in Colorado is undergoing an experimental “microgrid” that will use electric vehicle batteries to provide backup power in the event of a large scale power outage.

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Trans Tech’s All-Electric Bus With 130-Mile Range A Game Changer

My father used to call school buses “yellow devils,” and he hated getting stuck behind them. I always wondered why it took such a huge vehicle with a big engine to transport a few kids to school. I’m not alone, and Trans Tech has developed an all-electric school bus with a 130 mile range that will save the environment and money.

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