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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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    Smith Electric Vehicles will build big electric trucks in Chicago

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles are working together to create an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago. Smith Electric Vehicles was drawn to the city by the mayor's voucher system designed to accelerate conversion from diesel to zero-emission electric ...

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    Official: Smith cancels IPO, says it was not in company's 'best interests'

    Well, that was short-lived. Earlier this month, Smith Electric Vehicles said it would do an initial public offering of 4.45 million shares to raise around $76 million. Yesterday, Smith announced that this IPO registration will be withdrawn. The reason, said Smith CEO Bryan Hansel in a statement, ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles preparing for IPO and good cash flow

    Smith Electric Vehicles has been patiently waiting to go public on Wall Street, and the time might soon arrive. The Kansas City, MO-based maker of electric delivery vehicles supplies trucks to clients such as Coca-Cola, FedEx Corp. and DHL, and filed for its initial public offering in ...

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    Official: Smith Electric will build EV trucks in New York, files $125m IPO

    Smith Electric Vehicles is making moves. Following a formal IPO submission to the SEC (complete with many pretty color pictures), the electric truck manufacturer announced it will build the all-electric trucks in a most unlikely place: New York City. Specifically, the Bronx. Smith expects to ...

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    Report: A123 Systems has 20-plus transportation-related lithium-ion battery contracts

    A123 Systems says it currently has over 20 lithium-ion battery contracts in the works. Of those, A123 says ten of the transportation-related li-ion deals have already entered the production phase and that its "sourced" and "development" contracts call for A123 to eventually manufacture ...

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    A123 Systems to supply li-ion battery modules to Smith Electric Vehicles

    A123 Systems has reached an agreement to supply battery modules for the entire lineup of commercial electric vehicles manufactured by Smith Electric Vehicles. A123 says that it will begin shipping its 5-kWh automotive-class prismatic modules to Smith for integration into battery packs in the ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles wins bulk of UK government EV order

    Smith Electric Vehicles has scored another win in the UK plug-in vehicle market. The Department of Transport has completed the first phase of a program to help purchase commercial electric vehicles (EV) at prices that are subsidized so that the initial cost is the same for the EVs as for gas or ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles US offers to buy out its UK parent

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    Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. has made an offer to the Tanfield Group to purchase Smith Electric Vehicles. Tanfield is a minority shareholder in the U.S. company along with a group of private investors. Smith Electric ...

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    Ford, Smith Electric prepping ten Transit vans for test fleet in Germany

    The U.S. will be getting Ford's small, all-electric Transit Connect Electric utility van by the end of this year. Over in Germany, ten units of the larger Transit van will be converted to run on electric power by Smith Electric Vehicles for Ford's colognE-mobil project, which is already ...

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    GSA approves Smith Electric Vehicles for U.S. government agency purchases

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    Now that Smith Electric Vehicles is assembling its Newton electric truck here in the United States, it needs to line up some customers for them. A big potential pool has opened up with U.S. government agencies and the ...

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    Roy Stanley named chairman of Smith Electric Vehicles US

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    Smith Electric Vehicles US has nameed Roy Stanley as its chairman of the board. Stanley is also the founder and former chairman of the Tanfield Group, the parent company of Smith's UK parent and 49 percent owner of the U.S. ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles to partner with AM General on USPS EV

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    In the same Tanfield Group trading statement where the company commented on the termination of its agreement with Ford it revealed a new collaboration with AM General. Smith and AM General are developing a prototype battery-powered version of the Long ...

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    Tanfield Group comments on end of Ford Transit Connect BEV deal

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    We learned from Ford on Friday that it and Smith Electric Vehicles had mutually agreed to terminate their partnership to produce the Transit Connect BEV next year and Ford would instead go with Azure Dynamics. The Tanfield Group, ...

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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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    VIDEO: Fortune 500 firms field first fuel-free freight fetchers

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    What do Coca-Cola, Staples, Frito-Lay, AT&T, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) all have in common? We're not even going to make you work for this one: they all just took delivery of electric ...

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    Death Star goes electric: AT&T gets first Smith Newton for expanding alt-fuel fleet

    After announcing earlier this year that it would spend over half a billion dollars over the next decade to put 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles into its fleet, AT&T has added its first electric vehicle. The telecommunications giant is one of six big companies adding the Smith Electric ...

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    Ford to launch Focus BEV test fleet in the UK

    The Focus-based electric car that Ford is developing with Magna for a 2011 introduction is not the only EV program in the company. Early next year, Ford will start testing a fleet of battery-powered Focuses in the UK with funding from a British government program. The Technology Strategy Board ...

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    Ford Transit Connect BEV to be built in Kansas City by Smith EV

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    Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation announced today that the site of its new factory will be in Kansas City, MO. The plant, which will produce a variety of battery-powered commercial vehicles, will be located at part of the Kansas City ...


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