SEA Electric Announces Order For 1150 EV Trucks

Australian-founded company SEA Electric, the developer of the electric vehicle power-system technology known as SEA-Drive, has taken a whopping order for more than 1000 SEA Hino M5 EV trucks, the single largest order in the company’s history.

SEA Electric’s zero-emissions trucks will feature the SEA-Drive Power System offering a 1500Nm electric motor in combination with a 138kWh battery pack that delivers a range up to 320km.

The deal will see the company’s electric trucks delivered to GATR EV, a division of GATR Truck Centers which has five dealerships across the US states of Iowa and Minnesota, and which currently has an e-commerce system in development to sell purely electric vehicles. GATR has a partnership with Merchants Fleet – a fleet management company – which itself has committed more than $2 billion ($AU2.68 billion) toward having 50 per cent of its mobility fleet electric by 2025 and 50 per cent of its clients’ fleet electric by 2030.

“This is our first four-digit order, and it comes in a non-incentive state, which proves that commercial EV solutions can expand in areas with no incentives, while all corners of the market are seeking premium EV solutions,” said Nick Casas, SEA Electric Vice President of Sales & Marketing in the US.

The first 40 vehicles are expected to be delivered by the end of December 2021, with the remaining vehicles to be delivered throughout 2022.

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (November 2021) 

19 November 2021

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