SEA Electric rolls out first all-electric truck as an OEM

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 27, 2021

SEA Electric has announced the first Australian produced all-electric truck to roll off its production line since becoming a fully-fledged OEM earlier this year.

Delivered to mining company Mineral Resources, the SEA 300-85 is set to become a feature on the roads of Western Australia.

Constructed from a semi-knocked down kit at SEA Electric’s Melbourne facility, the truck is finished with the latest SEA Electric badging and branding, complete with its own compliance plate and full factory warranty.

Rated to 8.5-tonnes, the SEA 300-85 is specified with a 138kWh battery driving a 1500Nm motor, which lends itself to a variety of final applications, including dry freight, temperature-controlled freight, as an elevated working platform or a tipper for municipal use in a range of trims.

Unladen, the combination has a potential range of up to 300km.

“It is incredibly exciting to see the very first truck to roll off our production line; it is the culmination of years of effort by the entire SEA Electric team dating back to 2012,” said Bill Gillespie, SEA Electric president – Asia Pacific.

“Our company’s stated mission is to eliminate more than a billion kilograms of CO2 emissions over the next five years, and that will be made possible with the efforts of early adopters of the technology such as MRL.