Australian truck OEM SEA Electric is primed to take advantage of the accelerating push to switch to sustainable commercial eMobility products, with growth and accolades throughout 2022 setting the scene for a bright future.
Produced in Melbourne, SEA Electric’s comprehensive range of all-electric trucks is now available from a nationwide dealer network, with solutions flexible for a wide variety of final applications.
First deployed in 2017, the company’s SEA-Drive® power-system can be found in the light and medium-duty SEA 300 EV and SEA 500 EV models, and is adaptable to practically any installation type.
Highlights of the 2022 year have included the doubling of size of the company’s manufacturing base at Dandenong in Victoria to 8,000m2, paving the way for the in-house production of up to 2,080 units per annum.
The SEA Electric range also continued its award-winning run when it claimed the Sustainable Environment Award at the Australian Freight Industry Awards.
Internationally, SEA Electric won the Green Car Journal’s 2022 Green Car Product of Excellence™ Award, which was added to the Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia’s Product Innovation Award for 2021.
“This year will go down in the books as the year Australia finally started to take the change to EV solutions seriously, and SEA Electric has been at the forefront of the conversation with both Governments and industry about how to best facilitate the switch,” said Bill Gillespie, SEA Electric President, Asia Pacific Region.
“Even within the EV space, Glen Walker, our Vice President of the Asia Pacific Region, was voted onto the board of the Electric Vehicle Council, giving the zero-emissions logistics sector further voice.
“We are fortunate that our products have had a decade of research and development undertaken right here in Australia, and they are proven in the field with over 2 million kilometres of use to date.
“Our products are ready to deploy right now, and we are set to take the next leap in our journey in 2023.”
Other significant announcements from this year have included the expansion of the company’s ecosystem of collaborators, who are assisting fleets in transitioning to a sustainable future.
Amongst this is a strategic partnership with EnergyAustralia, plus an extension of the association with National Transport Insurance, who not only provide 24/7 roadside assistance for SEA Electric owners, but also around-the-clock telephone support, with further partner announcements expected imminently.
Leading the many notable new vehicle deliveries this year for the company was the country’s first all-electric aviation refueller, which has been deployed by Air bp to Brisbane Airport.