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.
Global e-Mobility technology company SEA Electric is proud to announce the appointment of Justin Gil Palmer to the position of President – North America, as of the 30th of January, 2023.
Mr Palmer comes to the role with extensive electric truck industry experience, focusing on the delivery and final mile segments.
Since 2017, Mr Palmer has been the President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks America (MFTA-Daimler Trucks), which included oversight of the global launch, sales and support for the brand’s industry-disrupting alternate powertrains, including the e-Canter line.
The role encompassed the brand’s distribution network and market strategy in the USA and Canada, extending to sales, communications and marketing, CS operations and logistics, retail network development and product management.
Previous to the role, Mr Palmer was Director of Business Operations at MFTA-Daimler Trucks and has held various other executive-level positions.
“It’s an honor that Justin is joining the SEA Electric family as our new President – North America,” said Tony Fairweather, SEA Electric Founder and CEO.
“The e-Logistics movement is at a crossover point where industry now understands the true value of its potential, both from an environmental standpoint and for the bottom lines of adopting businesses.
“At SEA Electric, we have proudly been leading the charge to electrify the world’s commercial transport fleet since 2012, in that time developing market-leading solutions that have been proven in the field worldwide.
“Justin’s experience and insight in the North American trucking market together with his true e-trucking distribution and support experience is a significant addition to the SEA Electric team and will assist in driving the business forward on all fronts.”
For Mr Palmer, SEA Electric represents a major opportunity to help make a positive impact on society.
“It is a true personal mission to convert the trucking industry into a clean industry, and that starts with a focus on the urban and inner-city delivery sectors” said Mr Palmer.
“It is a key opportunity to align with SEA Electric, the company’s deployments across the world are showing what is possible in the switch to sustainability.
“Demand from the marketplace is rapidly growing, and SEA Electric is in the prime position to take advantage across North America.”
With Mr Palmer joining the expanded SEA Electric team, Mike Menyhart, who had led the North America business, will now head global marketing, strategy and business development, in his new role as Chief Commercial Officer.
Now headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, SEA Electric was founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012, with the proprietary all-electric SEA-Drive® power-system at the heart of the business’s offering for trucks and buses.
Adaptable to a wide array of commercial applications, the company has grown its footprint to cover five continents, with extensive deployments across a wide cross-section of industries.
In an industry first, Ampol has partnered with Australian commercial electric vehicle manufacturer SEA Electric to support the transition of companies to zero-emissions commercial electric vehicle technology.
Through the partnership, SEA Electric and Ampol will be working together to develop flexible, sustainable and seamless charging options to support the uptake of lower emissions commercial vehicles in key parts of the transport sector.
The partnership will also focus on building an integrated charging solution for SEA Electric customers on the road at Ampol forecourts, at destinations and solutions at the workplace.
James Myatt, Ampol’s General Manager, Energy, said Ampol will work with SEA Electric and leverage its knowledge and strong relationships across industries to help support commercial vehicle owners’ decarbonisation goals.
“Ampol is evolving to provide a range of fast and reliable charging solutions. We know our business customers are looking for lower emissions solutions and want to ensure their investment in commercial electric vehicles can be supported with efficient and reliable charging technologies,” Myatt said.
“Ampol is committed to developing an open access national charging network as well as home and business charging solutions to ensure vehicles can be on the road whenever needed.”
For SEA Electric, the partnership provides flexible charging options for electric truck owners, with many Ampol customers moving into the EV space in cars and now with light trucks. The partnership will help reduce range anxiety for businesses looking to invest in electric trucks to reduce their emissions.
“SEA Electric is proud to partner with Ampol on this project, as both companies lead the country in the transition to sustainable transport,” Bill Gillespie, SEA Electric President, Asia Pacific Region said.
“Through this collaboration, we are shining a light on the fact that electric powered truck fleets can be operationally flexible by accessing convenient charging infrastructure through the AmpCharge network.
“At SEA Electric, we are building an entire customer led ecosystem to simplify the transition to electrification, with a SEA Electric trained national dealer network for sales and service, full factory warranty, 24/7 support and roadside assistance, and a range of charging options at base or on the road.
“Ampol should be applauded for taking the lead with its future energy and mobility strategy, and we look forward to working together into the future on expanding the initiative.”
For further information on Ampol AmpCharge, visit ampcharge.ampol.com.au, with more on SEA Electric’s product range and dealer network available at www.sea-electric.com.au/en_au/.