SEA ELECTRIC IN THE NEWS

SEA Electric in the news

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    Making sense of electric trucks

    With commercial electric truck use in Australia still in its infancy, clues to the operational value of their use here are scarce. With things more advanced across the Pacific, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) recently released an overview of its survey findings from fleets there. This report’s conclusions were generated t...
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    Hino launches recall portal for operators

    recall   Hino Australia has launched a new online search tool to enable owners to identify if their truck is the subject of a recall. Available on both the Hino website, and also in the Hino fleet portal, it allows owners to easily verify if there are any recalls for their vehicle by inputting their vehicle identificat...
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    ANC unveils IKEA electric vehicle fleet

    Fleet delivery service ANC has unveiled its first commercial electric vehicle fleet, dedicated to client Ikea’s last-mile home delivery services in New South Wales. The fleet comprises three 100 per cent electric vehicles, built on a Hino 917 Series glider, with SEA Electric’s SEA Drive 120a electric components. ANC managing director James Ta...
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    IKEA wants business to embrace electric vehicles

    At a launch event in Sydney on Friday, IKEA showed off two of the first seven electric trucks it has operating in Australia, with a commitment to have a quarter of all “customer fulfilment vehicles” to be electric by the next year, and a full transition to be completed by 2025. The electric vehicles (EVs) have been trialled in Victoria since April...
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    IKEA Australia to switch to all-electric delivery vehicles by 2025

    The move comes as part of the furniture giant’s strategy to curb CO2 emission and drive a positive environmental change. Swedish furniture giant, IKEA’s Australian unit has recently announced plans to shift its transport fleet from internal combustions engines to all-electric by 2025. According to a statement, IKEA, one of the leading installer...
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    IKEA commits to electric vehicles for Australian operation

    KEA Australia has made the commitment to use only electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025. In partnership with its transport service providers IKEA will be the first home furnishing company in Australia to have last mile deliveries and assembly services carried out by electric vehicles and aims to reach a five per cent roll out by mid-2019, rising to ten ...
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    SEA Electric Aussie EV maker launches in USA

    SEA Electric is taking its Australian EV-making talents abroad, preparing two pure-electric trucks and a van for the American market. Based on ...
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    Electrifying our economic future

    SEA Electric founder Tony Fairweather believes more can be done to support Australia's innovative businesses. You could be forgiven for thinking that a sense of environmentalism would be the driving factor for a business looking to enter the electric vehicle market. In the case of SEA Electric founder Tony Fairweather, it was the economic case tha...
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    City of Belmont trials fully electric vehicle recycling truck

    SUEZ has selected the City of Belmont as the first site in Western Australia for its innovative new fully electric vehicle (EV) recycling truck. SUEZ State General Manager WA Craig Barker said the EV truck is the first-of-its-kind for the company in Western Australia and will be a showcase for the future of waste collection. “SUEZ is al...
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    SEA Electric launches trucks in US

    Australian automotive tech company, SEA Electric, this week announced it will launch its brand in the United States – with two display trucks. The vehicles are based on popular Ford and Isuzu platforms as part of a showcase at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis next month. In April the trucks, which are at an advanced build stage, will also ...
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    SEA Electric enters US market

    Australian electric vehicle technology company SEA Electric is set to launch commercial vehicles in the United States. It is showcasing two trucks at the Indianapolis Work Truck Show in March and California’s Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in April. The display vehicles are based on popular Ford and Isuzu platforms and are at an advanced ...
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    Australia’s SEA Electric to launch in the United States

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 February, 2019 Australia’s SEA Electric to launch in the United States Leading automotive electric technology company, SEA Electric, is set to launch in the United States in coming weeks, showcasing two trucks at the ‘Work Truck Show’ in Indianapolis during March, while also attending California’s ‘Advanced Clean Transportation...
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    Foodstuffs charges ahead with electric trucks

    Foodstuffs New Zealand will use nearly $1 million in funding for three new electric vehicle projects which include four heavy EV trucks. “In a New Zealand first, product deliveries to selected stores will be now be made by four new Isuzu Electric trucks in Auckland and Christchurch,” company sustainability manager Mike Sammons says. The two s...
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    LINFOX Trials SEA-Electric

    LINFOX trial electric truck developed by systems integrator SEA Electric for Woolworths Online and store deliveries.

    As global interest in electric vehicles (EV) continues to grow, Linfox and its industry partners are working to accelerate uptake of the technology in Australia’s road transport sector. Together with the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and valued customers Woolworths and Australia Post, Linfox has helped form a working group dedicated to increa...
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    Australian fleet owners look to shift to electric vehicles

    Nearly half of Australian fleet managers would consider incorporating electric vehicles in their fleet, a survey conducted by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation has shown. Of those, 40 per cent of Australian fleet buyer will turn to EVs within the next three months(!!!), and 50 per cent within the next two years. Reductions in fuel and main...
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    Fairweather expands on SEA Electric’s next step

    Electric propulsion made more inroads into the Australian mainstream following the announcement of a grant towards automotive technology company SEA Electric building a manufacturing plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The plant is to be capable of producing 2,400 vehicles per year at full production, employing around 500 people and producing ...
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    Lithium battery price drop prompts Aussie electric van maker to set up in Victoria

    An Australian company will produce thousands of  delivery vans and minibuses every year from a new electric vehicle factory in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The Victorian government announced the plan with Melbourne-based SEA Electric on Tuesday. SEA Electric has already developed a range of electric drivetrain models for commercial and delivery...
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    Electric vehicles set to bring hundreds of jobs to Victoria’s Latrobe Valley

    About 500 jobs are set to be created in the Latrobe Valley, with the Victorian Government announcing a deal to bring the manufacturing of electric vehicles to the region. The Australian-owned SEA Electric will set up the factory in Morwell, in the state's east, with the first vehicle expected to roll off the production line in about a year. The...
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    New factory to make Morwell ‘electric car capital’ as Labor eyes marginal seat

    Labor has struck a confidential deal to build an electric vehicle factory in Morwell, bringing an estimated 500 manufacturing jobs to the Latrobe Valley. The value of the five-year agreement between the Andrews government and Australian company SEA Electric has been kept secret but the deal has already been signed, meaning it will go ahead no ma...
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    Work-ready electric waste trucks launched in Victoria

    South-east Melbourne’s City of Casey will be the first Australian council to feature a 100 per cent electric truck in operation, with the first residential hard-rubbish waste collection vehicle set for service this month. Launched at the Waste Expo Australia today in an all-local collaboration, waste management company WM Waste Management Servic...
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    Governments must prepare for electric vehicles, inquiry told

    The era of the electric vehicle is approaching and the Commonwealth needs the right policies and infrastructure in place, experts say. A parliamentary inquiry into electric vehicles has heard that electric vehicles will likely be cheaper in Australia than internal combustion engine cars by as soon as 2024. The falling cost of electric vehicle...
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    Iveco ACCO goes electric!

    The Iveco ACCO is not a machine that is normally associated with cutting-edge tech. But the tried and true Aussie-built offering is suddenly at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution! Iveco has just confirmed an ACCO with a fully electric powertrain will be on show at the upcoming ‘Waste Expo Australia’ event in Melbourne. And th...
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    Waste Expo to reveal ground breaking electric trucks in Melbourne

    A waste truck propelled by battery electric power will debut at Waste Expo Australia in October. The IVECO ACCO, a diesel-free waste truck with an electric drivetrain from SEA Electric, is an Australia-first joint project involving waste body equipment specialist Superior Pak. It will be unveiled at the three-day event to be held at the Melbo...
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    SEA Electric opens EV facility in Melbourne

    Australian automotive technology company, SEA Electric, has opened a new facility in Melbourne to bolster its electric vehicle production capabilities. The new location is 13 Advantage Drive, Dandenong South. SEA Electric has developed a proprietary electric driveline technology for the commercial vehicle sector, with five SEA-Drive drivetrai...
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    QFleet Electric Vehicle Transition Strategy

    When the Queensland Government released The Future is Electric: Queensland’s Electric Vehicle Strategy last year, we made a commitment to transition the government fleet to electric vehicles.  The QFleet Electric Vehicle Transition Strategy establishes this new technology firmly on the government’s fleet agenda. The current inclusion of electric v...
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    NQR and FSR models with 200-250km range produced in with SEA Electric

    Isuzu Australia Ltd (IAL) will test two battery electric vehicles (EVs) it has developed in partnership with Melbourne-based EV developer SEA Electric. A purely Australian effort, it is independent of Isuzu’s Japan-focused Elf EV light commercial project EV previewed at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show but comes with the blessing of headquarters in ...
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    Solutions: Transport of tomorrow – The future is electric

    The reality of this sector today is that it’s dependent on refined petroleum that enters Australia through import vessels and leaves through tailpipe emissions. Electric vehicles allow us to address both ends of the equation. While we import more than 92 per cent of our oil requirements, we generate 100 per cent of our electricity domestically. ...
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