Smith Electric Vehicles
Several U.S. electric-car companies have gotten help from Chinese investors.
Electric-Truck Maker Smith Gets $42 Million In New Investment
Smith Electric Vehicles plans to restart production, and will partner with a Hong Kong-based maker of lithium-ion batteries.Stephen Edelstein
Electric Truck Maker Smith Vehicles Suspends Operations, Not Shutting Down
Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles has become the latest electric-vehicle building startup to cease operations--though the company says it isn't shutting its doors for good. The firm builds electrically-powered commercial vehicles both in the U.S. and abroad, but hasn't yet turned a profit...Antony Ingram
Battery Maker A123 To Supply Cells For Tata Hybrid Buses
Lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems announced today that it would supply complete battery packs to Tata Motors, the largest vehicle maker in India, to be used in hybrid systems for commercial vehicles. The lithium-ion battery packs will first be deployed in city transit buses in the latter half of...John Voelcker
Will Trucks And Buses Beat Cars In The Electric Race?
Right now, six companies are vying to win a contract that would provide 100 electric vehicles to the government’s General Administration services 214,000-strong fleet. One of them is Ford; the other, a relative newcomer called Smith Electric. But the government isn’t looking for...VentureBeat's GreenBeat
Obama Backing EVs With Missouri Visit
President Barack Obama isn’t hiding his support for electric vehicles one bit, with the nation’s leader heading to Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday to visit one of a growing number of electric vehicle startups. Obama will be visiting Smith Electric Vehicles, a small firm specializing in...Viknesh Vijayenthiran