Staples, the world’s largest office supply chain store, has more than 40 Newtons in its fleet.
Designed and built by Smith Electric Vehicles, the Smith Newton trucks have zero tailpipe emissions and offer fuel costs that are as much as 75 percent lower than diesel. Staples is operating the vehicles in California, Missouri and Ohio, as part of the company’s goal to improve its fuel costs by 40 per cent. The company was one of Smith Electric Vehicles’ original launch partners in North America.
“Staples is proud to be one of the original launch partners with Smith Electric Vehicles. Smith’s extraordinary determination to bring this proven technology to the US is noteworthy. Staples is excited to be a part of moving this technology forward and make it mainstream so many more delivery fleets can benefit from zero emissions.”
Mike Payette, Fleet Equipment Manager, Staples
The Newton all-electric truck delivers a top speed of 55 mph (88km/h), offers a range of 50 to 150 miles (65-190km) on a single charge and a payload of over 16,000 pounds (7,250kg). It operates at peak effectiveness in urban applications that demand heavy ‘stop-and-go’ driving. A single overnight charge provides more than enough range for most urban delivery routes. Smith vehicles feature the latest in Lithium-ion battery cell technology, power management and direct drive trains.