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Car licence SEA Electric truck hits the road in Melbourne

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The first example of the pure electric-powered SEA 300-45 has rolled off SEA Electric’s Melbourne production line.

Designed, engineered and assembled in Australia, the 4.5-tonne GVM SEA 300-45 was unveiled at the recent Brisbane Truck Show and with its car licence driver-rating, its makers say the truck will “open up a world of opportunity” for zero emission last-mile deliveries.

The model’s intelligent design sees batteries and its Power-System optimally positioned away from the steer axle, allowing for improved weight distribution and outstanding driving dynamics.

The patented SEA-Drive 70-7 Power-System as fitted to the truck features maximum power and torque ratings of 127kW and 700Nm, with its performance characteristics making it ideal for stop-start city traffic, says SEA Electric.

Packaged with an 88kWh battery, the SEA 300-45 has an unladen range of up to 250km with a fast charging time of under two hours.

Notably, the truck’s tare weight comes in at only 2.5-tonnes, which results in an allowance of 2-tonnes for its body and freight, an attractive proposition in the EV space.

The design of the SEA 300-45 allows for a maximum body length of 4,820mm, while all ancillary functions can be converted to pure-electric power, including refrigeration units.

“In recent times, the transport industry has seen massive development in the last mile delivery sector, fuelled by the growth of demand for online shopping,” said Bill Gillespie, SEA Electric President – Asia Pacific.

“We’re particularly proud of the SEA 300-45; it ticks many boxes for fleets who want to show leadership in environmental sustainability moving forward.

“Obviously, being capable of driven on a car licence makes it is easier to attract and retain staff, and those drivers are to able to utilise a noise, fume and vibration-free work environment.

“With the silent operation of the truck, converting to EVs creates opportunities to beat noise curfews moving forward, with residences and businesses along delivery routes also big winners.

“The range of the SEA 300-45 is also a strong suite, and when coupled with its fast charging capability, the trucks can slot in seamlessly to existing fleets.

The first SEA 300-45 is yet another milestone for SEA Electric since the local volume production of trucks commenced, with the brand recently becoming Australia’s latest OEM after gaining Australian Design Rules approval.

The SEA Electric range is available from the SEA national dealer network, complete with a comprehensive sales, service and parts offering, backed up by NTI’s 24/7 roadside assistance package for the warranty period of the trucks.

Further details on SEA Electric and its dealer network can be found at www.sea-electric.com/en_au.

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