SEA Electric has announced the launch of volume production of its first locally-assembled electric trucks

by Mar 24, 2021

SEA Electric is a Melbourne-based electric truck company that has announced the launch of SEA 300 and SEA 500. Previously, the eight-year old company has constructed electric trucks for custom applications for customers both in Australia and overseas by retrofitting its patented electric SEA drivetrain to diesel trucks. Now, it is making the SEA-branded SEA 300 and SEA 500 (which are based on the Hino 300 and 500 series) from new using Hino SKD (Semi Knocked Down) kits, and will sell them through 15 dealerships throughout Australia. The SEA electric truck range is available in a variety of specifications with a maximum 280kWh battery capacity. Driving range also varies depending on configurations but starts at 200km to a top of 300km, unladen, depending on which drivetrain is fitted. SEA Electric has already taken 46 orders for its SEA 300 and SEA 500, which can be customised to fit a range of applications including tippers, garbage trucks, cherry pickers and more. SEA Electric is currently the only big player in Australian truck Market. According to PTR, Australia had 105 electric trucks in 2020 that were manufactured by SEA Electric. Moreover, PTR expects the number of electric trucks in Australia to rise to 1,250 by 2025. Link to the news: