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    Official: Smith Electric finds $42 million lifeline in Sinopoly Battery Limited
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    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
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    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
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    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'
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    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 Yesterday, Smith announced that this IPO registration will be withdrawn.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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    Official: Smith Electric will build EV trucks in New York, files $125m IPO
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    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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    Smith Electric Vehicles US offers to buy out its UK parent
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    Smith Electric Vehicles Newton – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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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    Geneva 2009: Ford's all-electric Tourneo Connect
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    Click above for a gallery of Ford Tourneo BEV
    Ford couldn't be bothered to actually bring a battery-powered version of the Transit Connect to the Chicago Auto Show last month (but they did show off four gasoline-powered versions and announced the BEV there). People visiting the Geneva Motor Show ...

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    Ford confirms Transit Connect EV with Smith Electric for 2010
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    Click the Transit Connect for a high res gallery
    Ford has now confirmed that the new Transit Connect small van will form the basis for its first new battery electric vehicle that will launch in the second half of 2010. Ford is very excited about electric vehicles and we first learned that Ford ...

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    TNT orders up another hundred electric trucks
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    The electric truck industry in the UK appears to be going into overdrive! Modec continues to land new accounts with their uniquely-engineered vehicle while over at Smith EV, they are celebrating a purchase order from their client, TNT, for 100 of their 7.5 ton Newton lorry (pictured above). The ...

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    Smith EV announces electric truck factory for the US
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    Smith EV, which makes delivery vans and trucks in the UK and Europe, has finally announced its plans for the US: Up to 10,000 EV trucks will be built in a facility that "could be sited anywhere in North America, would require up to a 300 acre site, including a 500,000sq ft assembly facility, test ...

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    TNT courier company buys two Smith EV trucks for Rotterdam delivery
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    Two commercial EVs will start rolling in Rotterdam (Netherlands) shortly. Ivo Opstelten, the mayor of the city and president of the City's Climate Initiative, and Peter Baker, president of courier company TNT, have introduced two electric freight vans from Smith Electric Vehicles. The two vans ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles, Enova partner up for zero-emission van, truck
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    Smith Electric launches the Faraday in London, October 2005Enova Systems, the Torrance, California company that we just featured for their work in Hawaii's EV scene, announced today that it has entered into a "significant production supply agreement" with Smith Electric Vehicles in the UK. For the ...

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