SEA Electric Partners with Mack Trucks as a Tier 1 supplier

In News, Mack2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 9, 2023

SEA Electric has partnered with Mack Trucks in the United States as part of its mission to eliminate emissions from the transport sector.

The global e-Mobility technology company becomes a Tier 1 partner to Mack Trucks, for the supply of the proprietary SEA-Drive power-system.

The five-year agreement will focus on the next generation of Mack’s widely popular MD range, which will see deliveries of the fully electrified models to Mack dealers across North America.

Specifically, the Class 6 and 7 Mack MD6 and MD7 models will be equipped with the SEA-Drive 120 and 180 power-systems, which lead the market in terms of performance, efficiency and total cost of ownership.

Featuring an upgradable and flexible architecture, the SEA-Drive power-system can be adapted to a wide array of final applications, fully electrifying all ancillary features, with charging completed via the integrated onboard system.

“This is a proud day for SEA Electric, and the culmination of over a decade of leading research and development that has proven the SEA-Drive® power-system around the world,” said Tony Fairweather, SEA Electric CEO and founder.

“In testing, the SEA-Drive equipped Mack MD6 successfully completed a gruelling durability assessment, equivalent to more than 500,000 miles on one of the toughest and most challenging tracks.

“We are proud to partner with a brand as iconic as Mack Trucks to help them achieve market leadership in the Class 6 and 7 zero emissions segment,” he said.

“In the future, this agreement has the potential to see significant scale, which is very exciting for the industry as it transitions to a sustainable future.”

For Mack Trucks, the partnership signals an important step forward.

“Mack Trucks is excited to introduce the Mack MD Electric for medium-duty customers wanting to adopt zero-emissions technology in their fleets,” said Martin Weissburg, global president of Mack Trucks.

“We are pleased to partner with SEA Electric on this exciting product, which represents another important step in our efforts to drive decarbonization and a more sustainable future.”