Smith Electric Vehicles has scored another win in the UK plug-in vehicle market. The Department of Transport has completed the first phase of a program to help purchase commercial electric vehicles (EV) at prices that are subsidized so that the initial cost is the same for the EVs as for gas or diesel equivalents. This program is open to public sector organizations like the post office and universities. Under this initial phase of the Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme (LCVPP), 70 vehicles
Smith Electric Ford Transit
The U.S. will be getting Ford's small, all-electric Transit Connect Electric utility van by the end of this year. Over in Germany, ten units of the larger Transit van will be converted to run on electric power by Smith Electric Vehicles for Ford's colognE-mobil project, which is already underway.