Kansas City based Smith Electric Vehicles seems to going underwater, but hundreds of Newton electric trucks and step-in-vans are still running silently in the U.S. and Europe.
When we look at data presented by the company in May, 2013 we find several interesting things on Newton trucks.
Most of those electric trucks daily are going less than 70 miles, but some of them (probably with larger battery packs) can go up to 140 miles. The average energy consumption is at 1.3 kWh per mile or about 80 kWh per 60 miles.
In total, 422 vehicles bought with DOE funding covered in 1,751,104 miles on 2,304,362 kWh of energy in 2012. 278,325 kWh were regenerated, so that's 12%.
Smith Electric Vehicles - Distance And Energy Consumption
Interesting is the Daily charging and driving profile graph, which showing us when trucks are plugged-in most often.
Smith Electric Vehicles - Daily Charging And Driving Profile