Environment Forum

Electric truck maker Smith acquires U.K. parent company

By Todd Woody
December 29, 2010

smith electric.jpgIn a sign of the potential strength of the nascent electric truck market in the United States, the American division of the U.K.’s Smith Electric Vehicles has acquired its parent company.

California ports’ emissions plan: Full steam ahead!

July 23, 2008

Today, Reuters ran a story about the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports’ aggressive plan to slash pollutants — mostly exhaust from diesel engines — that have harmed air quality and contributed to health concerns in the local communities.  In implementing the plan, the ports have butted heads with some of the industries that they do business with, such as shippers, railroads and truckers.