President Barack Obama Looks at Rechargeable Batteries at Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City

President Barack Obama talks with Dennis Hartman, center, CEO Bryan Hansel and Operations Manager Bob Lucas as they look at rechargeable batteries during a tour of Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City, Missouri, July 8, 2010. Smith Electric Vehicles is an all-electric, zero emissions commercial truck manufacturer that received a $32 million Recovery Act grant to build all-electric trucks. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)