History

SEA Electric was founded in 2012. After four years of product development and testing, SEA Electric launched its commercial operations in early 2017, triggered by the reduction in battery kWh pricing that would allow commercial feasibility in offering electric drivetrains to the global market.

  • Headquartered in USA
  • Global innovation
  • 1 million miles driven
  • Over 100 vehicles on the road globally, in service operation

Company Milestones

  • Founded in Australia in 2012
  • 2017 - 5 years of product development and field testing, SEA Electric launched first model
  • 2017 - 5 SEA-Drive® models launched
  • May 2018 - Isuzu Australia begin pilot test SEA Electric EV’s
  • September 2018 - Melbourne factory facility opened
  • October 2018 – First SEA Electric refuse EV (hard-rubbish truck) in service for WM Waste Management Services
  • November 2018 – Woolworths deploy first SEA EV refrigerated truck
  • February 2019 – SEA Electric announces entry into USA market
  • March 2019 – IKEA Australia start trial of SEA Electric EV delivery truck (on the back of IKEA announcement for all IKEA fleet vehicles to be electric by the 2025)
  • March 2019 – NZ facility opens
  • April 2019 – SEA Electric exhibit SEA Isuzu NPR EV at Advanced Clean Transportation Expo USA
  • May 2019 – SEA Electric EV garbage truck deployed for Cleanaway
  • May 2019 – SEA Electric enters Europe market
  • June 2019 – First SEA Electric EV rubbish truck deployed in Wellington New Zealand, with a further order of 20 SEA EV’s in NZ on the back of this delivery
  • June 2019 – Toyota Australia engage SEA Electric to engineer and build Toyota Hiace EV prototype
  • August 2019 – Countdown NZ (Woolworths) deploys first of five SEA refrigerated EV delivery truck
  • September 2019 – SUEZ in Western Australia launch SEA fully electric garbage/recycling truck
  • September 2019 – Yarra City Council deploy first SEA EV Tipper Truck
  • September 2019 – WEL Networks in New Zealand deploy SEA Electric’s first EV Cherry Picker Truck
  • September 2019 – UPS trials SEA Ford F-59 EV in Detroit
  • October 2019 – SEA Electric start production of first F-59 EV in USA
  • October 2019 – Cleanaway deploy another SEA EV garbage truck in Fremantle Western Australia
  • November 2019 – SEA Electric donate SEA EV delivery truck to the Salvation Army
  • November 2019 – SEA Electric USA takes order of 100 units of the SEA Hino 195 EV from Zeem Solutions
  • November 2019 – Alsco NZ launch NZ’s first heavy EV road freighter (SEA Hino GH EV) and 3 SEA E4V delivery vans
  • December 2019 – All Purpose Transport deploy IKEA Australia’s first SEA EV delivery truck in Brisbane
  • December 2019 – Trial begins in Australia of SEA Toyota Hiace EV
  • January 2020 – Los Angeles, California facility opened
  • January 2020 – El Metate SEA Isuzu EV delivery truck deployed in California
  • January 2020 – SEA Electric forms relationship with Bucher Municipality in Australia
  • February 2020 – SEA Electric granted patent for Commercial EV management system in Australia
  • April 2020 – MaxiParts (part of MaxiTrans) convert a 13 year old Isuzu NNR with over 300,000 km to EV with a SEA-Drive® EV power-system
  • May 2020 – New Zealand owned waste management and streetscape maintenance company Civic Contractors deploys SEA EV truck to carry out sanitation and street cleaning (EV truck picks up wheelie bins and washes bin with hot water & steam)
  • May 2020 – Staples deploy first SEA Hino 195 EV delivery truck in California
  • July 2020 - Exro and SEA Electric announce partnership
  • July 2020 – Foodstuff NZ (large supermarket chain) launch SEA EV heavy-duty reefer truck
  • August 2020 - Jemena Utilities deploys SEA EV Cherry Picker Truck
  • August 2020 – Blacktown City Council in Sydney Australia trials Bucher EV Garbage Truck
  • September 2020 – Trial of SEA Ford Velocity EV
  • October 2020 – Hino Trucks announces zero-emissions ‘Project Z’ partnership with SEA Electric
  • October 2020 – Zeem Solutions deploy first SEA Hino 195 EV
  • October 2020 – Fedex start trial of SEA VIBE EV (Sprinter EV)
  • December 2020 – SEA Electric granted patent for Commercial EV management system in Canada
  • December 2020 – ACT Government launches first SEA EV tipper truck
  • February 2021 – SEA Electric and Exro strengthen partnership with strategic investment
  • March 2021 – SEA Electric announcements SEA Dealer Network in Australia with Hino Motors Australia
  • May 2021 – SEA Electric launches first SEA manufactured EV truck, the SEA 300, at Brisbane Truck Show
  • August 2021 - Meritor announces strategic investment with SEA Electric
  • August 2021 - The first SEA Electric branded semi-knock-down (SKD) build, the SEA 300-85 EV, is completed in Australia
  • September 2021 - SEA Electric's display at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in California is a major success during ride and drive experience
  • October 2021 - Largest truck order in SEA Electric history from GATR EV (a division of GATR Trucks) of more than 1,000 SEA Hino M5 EVs
  • November 2021 - SEA Electric's Australian factory has turned to rooftop solar power with the installation of a 100kW solar power system
  • November 2021 - SEA Electric wins the Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia’s Product Innovation Award
  • December 2021 - SEA Electric and Midwest Transit Equipment (MTE) partner to convert 10,000 school buses with battery-electric power-systems over the next 10 years in North America
  • December 2021 - Australian SEA Electric team gifted 500 trees as part of the Bushfire Recovery Program, supporting the Foundation for Wildlife & National Parks for Christmas 2021
  • February 2022 - The SEA 300 EV makes the top 10 list of commercial EVs emerging on the Australian market
  • February 2022 - SEA Electric arrives in Europe as a premier partner for powering commercial electric vehicles
  • March 2022 - SEA Electric reveals new SV6 EV step van at Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • March 2022 - The SEA M5 EV is awarded the Green Car Product of Excellence™ by the Green Car Journal for its performance and value for money
  • April 2022 - The Australian SEA Electric team hosts the Inaugural SEA Drive Day Conference, welcoming Australia’s leading transport fleets, media and dealers
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