Mar 29, 2009

FORD done right - brings Largest Battery-Powered Truck to U.S.

World's Largest Battery-Powered Truck Comes to U.S.

Company officials at Smith Electric Vehicles announced on Friday that they will begin manufacturing "The world's largest battery-electric-powered truck" at a new plant in in Kansas City, Missouri.
The battery-powered Smith Newton will be built in collaboration with Ford Motor Co.
The Newton cruises at a top speed of 50mph, carries payloads up to eight tons and can last up to 150 miles on a single charge. The Newton also has a turning radius of 14.15 meters, which is a relatively tight turn for a larger truck, making it ideal for urban applications. Read more of this story »