By this time next year, there will be nearly a dozen all-electric automobiles and commercial trucks rolling on U.S. streets, but the first one you are likely to see will be the Navistar eStar, which Federal Express will start using for urban deliveries later this year. Look for a dozen more all electric vehicles to hit the market by the end of 2010. R.C.J.
Navistar's all-electric delivery truck—the eStar—heralds a new breed of green trucks and cars for getting around town. Last year, Smith Electric Vehicles (U.K.) began importing its all-electric truck, the Newton, which is a much larger vehicle—eight tons with separate cab compared with the two-ton walk-in eStar. Navistar claims its eStar is the first all-electric delivery-sized vehicle.
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