A Glimmer of Hope for Missouri Auto Industry
Closer to home, though, there was a bit of good news last week. In Kansas City on Friday, Smith Electric Vehicles announced it planned to begin producing electric trucks this summer in a maintenance hangar within the Kansas City International Airport.
Smith already produces a similar vehicle that's been in use in Europe for the past three years. The Missouri plant is expected to employ at least 120 people with Pepsi Co., Frito-Lay and Coca-Cola named as some of the possible buyers of the delivery trucks that can hit speeds of 50 miles per hour.