Automotive technology company SEA Electric has been granted a patent for its SEA-Drive technology in Australia used in trucks and vans.
The ‘Management System for Commercial Electric Vehicles’ patent was granted on February 28 after an initial submission on April 18, 2017.
The milestone is the culmination of many years of research, product development and system optimisation, the Melbourne-based company says.
“Our overnight success has been almost a decade in the making and is a credit to the incredible team built by SEA Electric,” SEA Electric founder and president Tony Fairweather says.
“Australian Universities have recognised the importance of this automotive segment and have invested in producing some of the best electric vehicle engineering talent in the world.
“Our employees are practically, intellectually and emotionally invested in finding solutions to the real-world problems associated with hydrocarbon fuelled commercial vehicles.”
SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive technology is patent pending in another 15 countries/regions, and further approvals like Australia’s are expected come into effect throughout 2020.
“With the granting of this patent, SEA Electric further enhances its reputation as a commercial electric vehicle innovator and disruptor,” its Oceania regional director Glen Walker adds.
“SEA Electric is continuing to develop, enhance and deploy its electric SEA-Drive technology in collaboration with like-minded OEMs across a range of van and truck-based platforms in all major global markets.”
It’s also got a New Zealand base.
After tens of thousands of kilometres of testing on SEA Electric’s generation 1 power-system technology, the now patented generation 2 power-system (SEA-Drive), has proven performance, cost and weight outcomes as well as more than 1.6 million kilometres of collective performance validation data, the company says. READ MORE
EV Talk, Geoff Dobson March 3, 2020
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