XL Hybrids is converting full-size delivery vans into fuel-sipping hybrids, and Coca-Cola is adding 140 of these vans to its fleet.
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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.
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.
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?
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.
One of the quiet success stories in the EV world has been Smith Electric. This company is slowly but surely signing on one big business after another, and Smith EV’s are becoming a more common sign in cities across the U.S. Ever charging forward, Smith has revealed a step-van version of its Newton electric van, […]
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.
In the United States, Smith Electric Vehicles—headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri—is a relatively obscure commercial electric truck builder that’s only been around for a few years. But in Europe, Smith Electric Vehicles UK has been building electric vehicles for more than 80 years. In fact, they are currently the largest manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles […]
The Kohl-Hatch Heavy Duty Truck Hybrid Tax Credit Bill S. 2854, would extend federal tax credits to $30,000 per truck to purchasers of electric trucks in weight classes like Smith Electric Vehicles U.S 8 ton Edison.
Sainsbury’s has been testing a fleet of 20 Smith Electric Vehicles for delivering groceries for several years and has found that they get the job done. Now it’s just ordered 50 more of SEVs three and a half ton Edison van; making Sainsbury’s (at least for now) the world leader in EV grocery deliveries.
“Today the Obama Administration demonstrated its commitment to this fast-emerging industry and to green fleet vehicle technologies that will define the future of American automotive manufacturing. We are honored to be among the DOE grant recipients and commend the Administration for its leadership and shared vision that we can create a viable, sustainable industry and […]
[social_buttons] Smith Electric Vehicles made its much heralded first U.S. Smith Newton electric vehicle deliveries to lucky Coca Cola and PG&E today. But it delivered them on The Mall in hopes of snagging some attention from lawmakers on the Hill. In this debut it was following the example of Plug-In America that got some great […]
Smith Electric Vehicles to build electric trucks in Kansas City Company officials at the UK-based Smith Electric Vehicles announced on Friday that they will begin manufacturing “The world’s largest battery-electric-powered truck” at a new plant in Kansas City, Missouri. The battery-powered Newton will be the first vehicle to be produced at the new plant, but […]