Drivers of Smith Electric Vehicles might take their vehicles out on quick trips to the supermarket or drug store, but they won't do any shopping. A producer of zero-emission electric vehicles, Smith Electric designs and manufactures light- to medium-duty electric delivery trucks for companies in the food and beverage, retail, parcel and postal delivery, and other industries. Its vehicles, which are sold primarily in the UK and US under its Newton and Edison brands, are designed for short-range travel in and around urban areas (some models can travel up to 150 miles on one charge). Other offerings include maintenance and repair services. Smith Electric was formed in 2009; it cancelled plans to go public in 2012.