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 military thanks to a decision by the General Services Administration (GSA). Among other things, the GSA arranges government wide pricing deals that any agency can take advantage of.
Smith Electric Vehicles has been added to the GSA purchasing schedule. The GSA Automotive division acquires $1 billion worth of vehicles every year. Smith's Newton has a 16,000 pound payload capacity along with a range of about 100 miles per charge. The Newton is the only all-electric truck currently available through the GSA.