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Start-up Company Hopes to Build Legacy with Electric Vehicles April 23, 2010

Posted by kbianews in KCUR.

Truck cabs sit just outside the assembly area at Smith Electric. (Photo by: Bill Anderson, KCUR)

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?”

This topic was explored as part of “Shifting Gears: Retooling the U.S. Auto Industry,” a documentary that aired on KCUR. The program included this report.

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