SEA Electric reveals the SV6 EV

In News3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 11, 2022

SEA Electric has revealed the details of the all-new SEA SV6 EV at North Amercia’s largest work truck event, Work Truck Week 2022.

SEA Electric’s leading technology in the zero-emissions e-Mobility space continues to find favor with commercial fleets the world over, with its latest configuration, the SV6 EV, set to be a game-changer in North America’s step van market.

At the heart of the Class 6 SV6 EV is the proprietary SEA-Drive power-system, which leads the industry in terms of range, driving performance, and environmental credentials, with zero local emissions of carbon dioxide, methane or nitrous oxide.

Powered by the SEA-Drive 120b power-system, the SEA SV6 EV covers applications with a GVW up to 11,8 tonnes (US Class 6), with its 250kW (335hp) and 2501Nm (1845 lbft) performance ratings capable of handling any situation.

Thanks to its medium-voltage architecture and no requirement for active thermal management, SEA Electric’s solution is the lightest, most cost-effective and most efficient system available in the battery-electric last-mile delivery segment.

The 138kWh battery pack for the platform delivers a class-leading unladen range of up to 273km, complete with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging capabilities, while also configured for fast charging at up to 100kW.

“With the SV6 EV, we bring to the market a solution that has been proven by over a million miles of real-world use, with the package set to revolutionise the important step van market across North America,” said Tony Fairweather, founder and CEO of SEA Electric.

“The environmental possibilities of the SEA-Drive power-system are simple – our mission is to eliminate approximately 2.5 billion pounds (1.1 billion kilograms) of CO2 emissions over the next five years,” he said.

“When compared to a traditional internal combustion engined vehicle the benefits extend far beyond energy efficiencies. From an operational perspective, lower maintenance and running costs are a given, with the elimination of diesel consumption and fewer moving parts minimising service costs.

“Our users can fully expect to recover any purchase price premium within a maximum 5 years, plus this return is often bolstered further depending on state or local initiatives available,” said Fairweather.

The batteries come with a full five-year warranty, with the warranty of the systems covering three years or approximately 80,00km.

“With our extensive deployments to date in the step van field, we have already seen the significant benefits of SEA Electric ownership – the entire shift to EV is on the horizon, and we offer to the marketplace a dependable partnership, today.”