Not many car enthusiast heard about Smith, but this company it’s building electric vehicles since 1920. Smith is specialized only on commercial vehicles and in its long history it didn’t build electric passenger cars, not even one.
The Smith Newton is a fully electric truck based on the Avia’s D Series. The truck can be used for various commercial applications such as mail and parcel delivery, logistics, retail, highway maintenance, and airports.
The Smith Newton is among the largest battery-electric-powered commercial trucks available on today’s market. It offers a maximum payload capacity of up to 16,280 lbs and is powered by a 120 kw electric motor. The truck is offered with a warranty of 36 months chassis & drive train and 60 months for the hv battery (3 years free replacement and 2 years prorated).
Avia isn’t as famous as other truck companies, but in fact it is among the oldest European manufacturer. Initially the company was founded in Czechoslovakia in 1919 and its main purpose was to build aircrafts. After a while, Avia has also started to build trucks. One of the most significant steps in Avia’s history was the year 1995 when it was purchased by the Koreans from Daewoo who developed the D Series models.
At the moment Avia is owned by Ashok Leyland, an Indian company which had a benefic impact for company’s trucks as it brought new technologies and facilities.
The Avia D Series includes three models namely the D75, D90 and D120 (4X4) with maximum GVW (gross vehicle weight) that can go to up to 11990 kg. All are medium duty trucks and were developed especially for urban commercial applications.
The trucks are powered by a range of Cummins ISBe4 engines which come in three power outputs developing 160, 185 hp and 207 hp.