electric vehicles

Smith Electric showed off a new type of vehicle at their Kansas City plant.  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.

photo: Bill Anderson/KCUR

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?"