• World’s largest electric powered Newton truck to be released

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    Not just cars, even big trucks now. Going green, I mean. UK-based Smith Electric Vehicles is going to make the world’s largest battery-electric-powered truck at a new plant in Kansas City, Missouri. The truck called Newton will be able to cruise at a top speed of 50mph, carry up to eight tons in weight and go on for up to 150 miles on a single charge. It will have a wheelbase of 3.9 meters and a turning radius of 14.15 meters.

    The Newton comes in different styles according to how you may like it and the best thing about this giant is that you can refrigerate it! Can’t figure that out but the manufacturers say it is ‘perfectly suited for depot-based fleets, engaged in lower-mileage, multi-drop collection intra-city operations on congested roads.” The new-eight-ton truck is expected to hit the roads by the third quarter of 2009.