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Smith Electric reaches milestone of 700 trucks

Builder of all-electric medium-duty commercial vehicles, Smith Electric, has now produced over 700 of its Edison and Newton trucks.

The company says the growing demand for fleet transformation through electrification is driven by its customers in recognition of the significant economic and environmental benefits of short-haul fleet electrification.

Medium-duty gas and diesel trucks are expensive to operate and are one of the biggest contributors to urban pollution. These vehicles typically travel on fixed routes of fewer than 100 miles in a single day, and are based in a centralized depot, making them ideal for conversion.

CEO of Smith Electric, Bryan Hansel, said: "We do not think in terms of the truck; we think in terms of full end-to-end fleet transformation and all its associated benefits. This delivers substantial economic and commercial benefits for our customers and helps drive the growing demand for our product.

“With these important milestones achieved, Smith will be positioned to move fully into commercial scale manufacturing and enable electric fleet transformations around the world. Most importantly, we have first mover advantage in a vast global market for full fleet transformation. We look forward to the future with confidence.”

The five million miles travelled by Smith Electric vehicles have resulted in significant environmental benefits including the offsetting of an estimated 700,000 gallons of fuel, and eliminating more than 10,000 short tons of greenhouse gases.

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