electric vehicles http://kcur.org en Smith Electric Steps Up To New Van http://kcur.org/post/smith-electric-steps-new-van <p>Smith Electric showed off a new type of vehicle at their Kansas City plant.&nbsp; The new model is built on the same Newton platform as many of their current trucks, but this will be a step van, the kind of truck used for deliveries.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:26:23 +0000 Maria Carter 19014 at http://kcur.org Start-Up Company Hopes To Build Legacy With Electric Vehicles http://kcur.org/post/start-company-hopes-build-legacy-electric-vehicles <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1c2af2ff5b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1c2af2ff5b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1c2af2ff5b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-897702.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City has a long and storied auto manufacturing footprint. Now, a start-up company is hoping to make its mark with battery-powered electric vehicles. KCUR's Bill Anderson recently spoke with Bryan Hansel, CEO of Smith Electric Vehicles, and asked, "Why short-haul delivery trucks? Why not cars?"</p> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:03:52 +0000 Bill Anderson 6546 at http://kcur.org Start-Up Company Hopes To Build Legacy With Electric Vehicles