KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The University of Missouri in Kansas City has its first all-electric truck and it was made in Kansas City.
The university will use the truck for its recycling program on the Volker and Hospital Hill campuses.
The truck was built by Smith Electric Vehicles and paid for with a grant from the Department of Energy.
Company officials say the UMKC truck shows that electric vehicles are practical for all sizes of businesses.
"They're not just for big huge multinational companies that write big checks, they are financially and operationally viable for the masses,” said Bryan Hansel of Smith Electric Vehicles.
UMKC is the first university in the nation to operate a mid-class all-electric vehicle on its campus.
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