Two pilot projects happening in the Houston-Galveston area look to replace traditional gas guzzling delivery trucks with zero emissions options.
Smith Electric Vehicles is a bit of an American EV success story – over 700 electric trucks sold which have cumulatively generated over five million miles on the road.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that Smith will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, creating hundreds of green jobs.
FedEx will begin to use Smith Electric Vehicles’ all-electric Newton Step Van for a number of select urban areas across the United States.
Frito-Lay adds eight electric trucks to its Boston fleet, completing a 2011 rollout of 176 all-electric trucks, the largest commercial fleet in North America.
Smith Electric Vehicles, which builds zero-emissions, all-electric commercial trucks has been wooed to expand into New York with $11 million in state incentives.
Smith Electric Vehicles and school bus manufacturer Trans Tech unveil their all-electric, zero-emission school bus, the Newton eTrans.
Frito Lay announced the addition of 21 electric delivery trucks this year in North America, and plans to own the largest commercial electric fleet by 2011.
An alliance of business leaders and state governments seeks to “change the game” for electric vehicles through fleet brokering and policy development.
President Obama recently stopped by the Smith Electric Vehicle plant in Missouri to highlight the measurable effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in building a viable green economy.