A 4.5-tonne GVM SEA 300-45 capable of being driven on a car licence has been launched as the entry-level truck for SEA Electric.
The first example of the pure electric-powered SEA 300-45 has rolled off SEA Electric’s Melbourne production line, with its car-licence rating opening up opportunities for zero emission last-mile deliveries.
Designed, engineered and assembled in Australia, the 4.5-tonne GVM SEA 300-45 was unveiled at the recent Brisbane Truck Show.
The model’s design sees batteries and its Power-System optimally positioned away from the steer axle, allowing for improved weight distribution and driving dynamics.
The patented SEA-Drive 70-7 Power-System as fitted to the truck features maximum power and torque ratings of 127kW and 700Nm, with its performance characteristics making it ideal for stop-start city traffic.
SEA says that with an 88kWh battery, the SEA 300-45 has an unladen range of up to 250km with a fast charging time of under two hours.
The truck’s tare weight comes in at 2.5-tonnes, which results in an allowance of two-tonnes for its body and freight with a maximum body length of 4820mm, while all ancillary functions can be converted to pure-electric power, including refrigeration units.
“In recent times, the transport industry has seen massive development in the last mile delivery sector, fuelled by the growth of demand for online shopping,” said Bill Gillespie, SEA Electric President – Asia Pacific.
“We’re particularly proud of the SEA 300-45; it ticks many boxes for fleets who want to show leadership in environmental sustainability moving forward.
“Obviously, being capable of driven on a car licence makes it is easier to attract and retain staff, and those drivers are able to utilise a noise, fume and vibration-free work environment.
“With the silent operation of the truck, converting to EVs creates opportunities to beat noise curfews moving forward, with residences and businesses along delivery routes also big winners.
“The range of the SEA 300-45 is also a strong suite, and when coupled with its fast charging capability, the trucks can slot in seamlessly to existing fleets.
Mr Gillespie went on to say that the first SEA 300-45 is yet another milestone for SEA Electric since the local volume production of trucks commenced, with the brand recently becoming Australia’s latest OEM after gaining Australian Design Rules approval.
The SEA Electric range is available from the SEA national dealer network, complete with a comprehensive sales, service and parts offering, backed up by NTI’s market leading 24/7 roadside assistance package for the warranty period of the trucks.
Further details on SEA Electric and its dealer network can be found here.
Read the full article at Truck Sales published on September 2, 2021.