SEA Electric, the global innovator in electric drive systems for commercial vehicles, is set to use its upcoming showcase at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo to launch the new SEA-Drive® 250 power-system, with an optional hydrogen range extender (RE), which will be ideal for heavier duty-cycles.
The SEA-Drive® 250 model (and the option RE model) is the perfect solution for vehicles with a GVWR/GCWR of up to 80,000lbs (36,250kg), in Class 8 rigid or day-cab configurations, which will be presented on the SEA Electric booth at the ACT Expo.
In a major change, SEA Electric intends to pair the power-system with a 45kW hydrogen fuel cell, extending potential range, with the architecture set to have far-reaching implications in the sector.
The new designation for the SEA-Drive® power-system joins other solutions developed by SEA Electric, namely the SEA-Drive® 70, 100, 120 and 180, which have been proven in the field with over 2 million miles of real-world use in a range of truck, bus and light commercial applications.
Featuring all of the market-leading attributes of the other systems available, the SEA-Drive® 250 will feature maximum power of 670hp (500kW) and peak torque of 4,579 lb-ft (6,200Nm), with power drawn from a 250kWh battery pack.
“The SEA-Drive® 250 RE represents a major breakthrough for SEA Electric in our efforts to electrify the world’s commercial transport fleet,” said Tony Fairweather, SEA Electric Founder and CEO.
“The power-system is perfectly suited to the rigors of lighter duty refuse collection, with the platform already proven in other deployments in the space via pure-battery powered configurations.
“For SEA Electric, this new product combination offers us the opportunity to branch out into some fantastic new areas and applications, which can now benefit from our leadership in the industry, such as day-cab and drayage tractor applications.
“In regards to the refuse industry, the SEA-Drive® 250 RE will allow us to provide a solution for 95 per cent of the market via any chassis combination.
“The combination of battery electric with the optional fuel cell extender will optimize weight and cost, whilst delivering the full fleet duty-cycle requirements, with performance that has never been seen before in this segment.
“One of the competitive advantages of the SEA-Drive® power-system is that all ancillary functions are completely electrified, with all hydraulics systems involved in the compacting and operation of the refuse body completely managed by the integrated systems.
“What this means is that noisy refuse trucks will be a thing of the past, which is sure to be welcomed by anyone living in an urban environment.”
The ACT Expo runs from May 1-4 at the Anaheim Convention Centre, while further information on SEA Electric, and the SEA-Drive® power-system is available at www.sea-electric.com.
Innovators in commercial e-Mobility technology SEA Electric, is proud to announce the expansion of its existing business relationship with Hino Trucks.
The move follows in the footsteps of earlier supply agreements, which included the sale of SEA Electric branded class 5 trucks.
This latest announcement paves the way for SEA Electric’s proprietary SEA-Drive® power-system to be fitted to both the Hino Trucks’ M and L Series.
SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive® 120a power-system was part of Project Z, Hino Trucks’ first advancement into zero-emission vehicles in the medium-duty space.
Further details of the SEA Electric-Hino Trucks’ arrangement will be unveiled in due course.
“This is another monumental day for SEA Electric in our quest to electrify the world’s commercial fleets, and move to a zero emissions future,” said Tony Fairweather, SEA Electric CEO and Founder.
“Hino Trucks’ products are renowned the world over for their dependability and reliability, and we are proud to be a part of the next chapter of that story.
“SEA Electric has committed to building a business that is sustainable both environmentally and economically and we welcome the opportunity to expand our relationship with a global leader such as Hino Trucks to further develop and advance our technological offerings.
“Cultivating a diverse ecosystem of partners such as Hino Trucks, enables SEA Electric to work with different customers simultaneously, including upfitters, suppliers, and more, creating an opportunity to extend beyond our current markets.”
For Hino Trucks, the announcement expands its range in a growing market.
“We are pleased to add SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive® power-system to our M and L series product offering. As our industry introduces electric options, Hino Trucks can now offer an option for all the markets affected by ACT mandate,” said Glenn Ellis, President of Hino Trucks.
The SEA-Drive® powered Hino Trucks M5e and L6e models will feature prominently at Work Truck Week, in Indianapolis, IN, from March 7-10, with the M5e available for sampling in the Ride and Drive activity.
Further information on the SEA-Drive® powered Hino Trucks M5e and L6e models is available at: https://www.hino.com/electricvehicle.html
Further information on SEA Electric is available at www.sea-electric.com
About SEA Electric
Global automotive technology company SEA Electric was founded in Australia in 2012, creating its proprietary electric power-system technology (known as SEA-Drive®) for the world’s urban delivery and distribution fleets, as well as school bus applications.
Now headquartered in North America, SEA Electric is widely recognized as a market leader in the electrification of commercial vehicles on a global basis.
SEA Electric commands a global presence, deploying products in eight countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Indonesia, India and South Africa with collectively more than two million miles of independently OEM-tested and in-service international operation.
The company’s global sales, after-sales and engineering are represented in all subsidiaries.
Global e-Mobility technology company SEA Electric has taken the next step in its mission to eliminate emissions from the transport sector, with the company becoming a Tier 1 partner to Mack Trucks in the USA for the supply of the proprietary SEA-Drive® power-system.
The five-year agreement will focus on the next generation of Mack’s widely popular MD range, which will see deliveries of the fully electrified models to Mack dealers across North America.
Specifically, the Class 6 and 7 Mack MD6 and MD7 models will be equipped with the SEA-Drive® 120 and 180 power-systems, which lead the market in terms of performance, efficiency and total cost of ownership.
Featuring an upgradable and flexible architecture, the SEA-Drive® power-system can be adapted to a wide array of final applications, fully electrifying all ancillary features, with charging completed via the integrated onboard system.
“This is a proud day for SEA Electric, and the culmination of over a decade of leading research and development that has proven the SEA-Drive® power-system around the world,” said Tony Fairweather, SEA Electric CEO and Founder.
“In testing, the SEA-Drive® equipped Mack MD6 successfully completed a grueling durability assessment, equivalent to more than 500,000 miles on one of the toughest and most challenging tracks.”
“We are proud to partner with a brand as iconic as Mack Trucks to help them achieve market leadership in the Class 6 and 7 zero-emissions segment.
“In the future, this agreement has the potential to see significant scale, which is very exciting for the industry as it transitions to a sustainable future.”
For Mack Trucks, the partnership signals an important step forward.
“Mack Trucks is excited to introduce the Mack MD Electric for medium-duty customers wanting to adopt zero-emissions technology in their fleets,” said Martin Weissburg, global president of Mack Trucks.
“We are pleased to partner with SEA Electric on this exciting product, which represents another important step in our efforts to drive decarbonization and a more sustainable future.”
Founded in 2012, SEA Electric has been at the forefront of the push to electrify commercial vehicles.
Adaptable to a wide array of commercial applications in the truck, bus and light commercial markets, the company has grown its footprint to cover five continents, with extensive deployments across a wide cross-section of industries.
Further information on SEA Electric is available at www.sea-electric.com.