SEA Electric, the Australian innovator in the all-electric commercial vehicle space, has added the latest partner to its support framework, via a collaboration with Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS), which will further ease the transition for fleets to update to sustainable technology.
The Zurich brand globally represents quality and integrity, with its risk engineering team of around 800 engineers set to work with SEA Electric customers to enhance their EV switch.
ZRS provides specialised insights and tools – above and beyond insurance – to help companies across a wide range of industries manage traditional and evolving risks to become more resilient. Services are provided across a number of domains, including: climate change resilience; supply chain risk; and cyber security.
Furthermore, SEA Electric will work to assist Zurich customers in their understanding of the commercial electric vehicle space with customer experience days, plus potential webinars, while Zurich’s risk engineering department will benefit from ongoing training from SEA Electric’s knowledgeable team.
“The Zurich brand is highly respected within the industry, so to be working in combination with them moving forward has significant positive outcomes for both businesses, and, importantly, SEA Electric customers,” said Joe Di Santo, Sales Director – Australia, SEA Electric.
“The offering Zurich brings to the partnership truly has the potential to complement, enhance and complete the purchase of SEA Electric vehicles.
“Transitioning to electric, is a big commitment, our customers look to and rely on SEA Electric for guidance around the implementation of best practice strategy when it comes to the circular economy of commercial electric vehicles. We take seriously, our responsibility of connecting our customers with reputable and proven organisations such as Zurich, as we lead the country in the shift to sustainable transport.
“Zurich’s risk assessment service will assist customers in understanding and identifying the many considerations, both short and long term, that come with such a purchase, ensuring they are properly prepared and set-up to scale as needed.
“Ultimately with Zurich, we will be able to share learnings and enhance each other’s product offerings.”
For Zurich, the partnership confirms the commitment of the business in working with customers to achieve sustainability.
Mervyn Rea, Head of ZRS Australia & New Zealand said: “We are delighted that Zurich’s leading risk and resilience capability is supporting commercial EV uptake in Australia. Zurich and SEA Electric share a common commitment to improving the sustainability and resilience of our customers and community and this agreement presents an important opportunity to further this.”
Available now from a nationwide dealer network, SEA Electric introduced the world’s first comprehensive range of all-electric commercial vehicles in 2021, covering models from 4.5t through to 22.5t, which are entirely adaptable to a massive array of final applications.
For further details on Zurich Resilience Solutions, visit www.zurich.com.au/business/services/resilience-solutions.html, with information on SEA Electric available at www.sea-electric.com/en_au.
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 seven countries, including the USA, 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.
Zurich Financial Services Australia is a life insurance, commercial insurance and investments specialist that has been participating in the Australian market since 1920. Since its acquisition of OnePath Life from ANZ in 2019, the company provides life insurance to more than 1.5 million Australian customers under both the Zurich and OnePath Life brands. Further information about Zurich Financial Services Australia is available at www.zurich.com.au.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer serving people and businesses in more than 200 countries and territories. Founded 150 years ago, Zurich is transforming insurance. In addition to providing insurance protection, Zurich is increasingly offering prevention services such as those that promote wellbeing and enhance climate resilience.
Reflecting its purpose to ‘create a brighter future together’, Zurich aspires to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. It is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050 and has the highest-possible ESG rating from MSCI. In 2020, Zurich launched the Zurich Forest project to support reforestation and biodiversity restoration in Brazil.
The Group has about 60,000 employees and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information is available at www.zurich.com.