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Smith Electric Vehicles has played a key role in producing Europe's first zero emission truck-mounted boom lift.

Vehicle-mounted booms are designed to safely lift workers, in order to carry out maintenance and service work on buildings and utilities. Typical applications include street light repairs. Previously, manufacturers had to mount their personnel lifts on diesel truck chassis. The truck’s diesel engine powers the lift, creating additional harmful emissions in city centres.

Now, Custers Hydraulica [...]

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First All Electric Truck Rolls Off the Assembly Line in North America

Staples is amoung the first customers to receive the all electric vehicle.

Launched in the UK in 2006, the Smith Newton is the world’s largest road-going electric truck. Three models are available in Europe, with gross vehicle weights of 7,500 – 12,000kg. The Newton has a restricted top speed of 50mph (80km/h) and its lithium-ion batteries [...]

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Electric Vans and Trucks will be on the Streets of Hong Kong and Macau

Wallace Harper & Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Sime Darby Hong Kong Ltd, has signed a distribution agreement with Smith Electric Vehicles in the UK. The contract appoints Wallace Harper as the exclusive distributor for Smith’s world-leading electric commercial vehicles in Hong Kong and Macau.

Peter Goh, Managing Director of Sime Darby HK Ltd, said: “These [...]

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Smith Newton Named Ireland's Best Electric Truck

The Smith Newton is now officially Ireland’s leading electric commercial vehicle, after winning a new award for green trucks.

Newton was named Green Commercial of the Year in the electric vehicle section of the Fleet Transport Irish Truck of the Year Awards 2010, sponsored by Castrol.

David Mullen, Managing Director of Electric Vehicles Ireland, the country’s sole [...]

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Smith Leads Charge to Better Electric Vehicles with 120 Mile Range

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WORLD-first technology that will increase electric vehicle range by up to 20% is to be developed in North East England.

Smith Electric Vehicles is working on a new ultra-efficient electric drive line, along with smarter, more energy efficient ancillary systems, such as heating and air conditioning. Combining all these elements together, Smith’s engineers believe [...]

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Smith Vehicles Test Drive Event at this Years Low Carbon Vehicle Conference



 Smith Electric Vehicles will have a major presence at the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event this month.


LCV2009, held at Millbrook, offers fleet managers the opportunity to test drive the full range of Smith vehicles including:

Smith Newton truck
Smith Edison panel van
Smith Edison minibus
Smith Ampere panel van
Smith Ampere people carrier (prototype)

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President Obama Announces $2.4 Billion in Grants to Accelerate the Manufacturing and Deployment of the Next Generation of U.S. Batteries and Electric Vehicles

Further accelerating the manufacturing and deployment of electric vehicles, batteries, and components here in America, and creating tens of thousands of new jobs, President Obama today announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

 These projects, selected through a highly competitive [...]

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Smith Electric Vehicles Collaborates with Ford Motor Company to Build Electric Vans


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Smith Electric Vehicles, the leading manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles, recently announced an electric vehicle development collaboration with Ford Motor Company. Smith Electric Vehicles, a trading division of The Tanfield Group Plc, will work with Ford to introduce a battery-electric light van, the first vehicle in the company’s broad electrification strategy for the [...]

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