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    Official: Smith Electric finds $42 million lifeline in Sinopoly Battery Limited

    It looks like electric delivery truck maker Smith Electric Vehicles is getting plugged back in this summer. The Kansas City, MO-based company, which halted production last year, is getting a $42-million equity investment from Hong Kong-based lithium-ion battery maker Sinopoly Battery Ltd. The ...

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    Report: Smith Electric Vehicles quietly stopped production in Kansas City last year

    Sometimes, you just don't want anyone to know what's happening. That's how Smith Electric Vehicles must have felt about stopping production of its all-electric delivery trucks in Kansas City, MO late last year. There was no press release issued and even the local newspaper, The Kansas City Star, ...

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    Official: Kansas City teens convert VW Karmann Ghia into all-electric, zero-emission beauty

    Some kids from the Show Me State are certainly showing us how it's done with this converted, all-electric Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. In this case, a group of at-risk teens converted one of the classic VW compacts to all-electric power. It was unveiled at the Kansas City International Autoshow last ...

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    Official: Kansas City says it's more than ready for plug-in cars

    San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles and the Raleigh-Durham region are among the US metropolitan areas most often cited to be the most electric-vehicle ready in terms of charging infrastructure. Now, Kansas City wants to be added to that list. The Kansas City metropolitan area, whose 14 ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles starts U.S. production in Kansas City

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    Smith Electric Vehicles has just launched low volume assembly of its Newton plug-in delivery truck in Kansas City. However, it's not clear how long Smith will keep building trucks there. Smith currently has 14 people working ...

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    Kansas community testing plug-in hybrid bus

    City officials in Kansas are eager to test a new plug-in hybrid bus.The first DaimlerChrysler prototype of its kind in the U.S. is scheduled to arrive within the next two weeks to be tested by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Officials hope to obtain an additional $1 million in ...


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