Bryan Hansel, CEO of Smith Electric Vehicles, Speaks Out on President Obama’s State of the Union Electric Vehicle Pledge t
Posted Jan 27 2011 12:00am
Smith produces the Smith Newton which is the world’s largest battery-electric-powered truck
Yeah so I missed most of Obama's State of the Union Address the other night. I heard some of what he said as I had it on in the background. I was listening in between helping to write my eldest's paper, helping the middle one (we actually call her the "Big, Middle, Little" one) with her math while bathing the littlest daughter. Man I am good. Anyhoo, I tried to tune in when he spoke about energy.
I have my thoughts on what he said and I would love to hear yours, but I received a pretty interesting email this morning from the folks at Smith Electric Vehicles. The email contained a statement from Bryan Hansel , CEO of Smith Electric Vehicles, on President Obama’s State of the Union pledge to see 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015.
Bryan Hansel heads-up Smith Electric Vehicles Corporation which is an all-electric zero-emissions commercial truck manufacturer that I have written about in the past . Smith produces the Smith Newton which is the world’s largest battery-electric-powered truck. Hansel's thoughts were of interest to me and I wanted to share...
“The president’s vision for America to become the first country with 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 is certainly bold. While electric passenger cars still face challenges like drivers’ ‘range anxiety,’ the president’s goal is reachable thanks to the rapid growth of the all-electric commercial truck market, led by the Smith Newton. President Obama’s support for electric vehicles has helped some of America’s largest companies and organizations – including Frito-Lay, Staples, Coca-Cola, AT&T, PG&E and the U.S. Marine Corps – realize that electric trucks are good not only for the environment, but also for the bottom line. As Smith Electric continues to grow, we are grateful for the president’s continued support and confident that we will play a major role in meeting his goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”