Start-Up Company Hopes To Build Legacy With Electric Vehicles

Apr 21, 2010

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?"

This topic was explored as part of "Shifting Gears: Retooling the U.S. Auto Industry," a documentary that aired on Sunday, April 18, on KCUR. The program included this report.

KCUR collaborated on this project with PRX and WDET, Detroit.