Kansas-based Smith Electric builds its all-electric delivery vans by adding battery packs and electric motors to truck frames and cabs imported from the Czech Republic.
Since the trucks can't easily be driven long distances -- range is about 100 miles on a charge -- Smith plans to build as many as 20 assembly points around the country to ease delivery to their customers.
Some CEOs and founders agree to salaries of just $1 a year. But once goodies like bonuses and stock options are added in, some of those executives end up taking home many millions of dollars a year. More