Obama Praises Smith Electric Vehicles

Barack Obama praised workers at Smith Electric Vehicles’ US factory in Kansas City on a Presidential visit last week.

Obama said: “This has been a difficult period for America: two years of brutal recession; a decade of economic insecurity, but what you are proving here at Smith Electric is the promise of a brighter future.”

He commended Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation on hiring its 50th worker, as it expands production of the Newton all-electric truck.

The US Government is providing $32m in grant aid to the firm to help it build 500 Newtons.

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