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SEA Electric-powered delivery vans set to hit US streets

Australian automotive technology company SEA Electric has signalled a turning point in its history with the company’s electric drive powertrain now being fitted to Ford F-59 full electric vans (EV) in series production at Ford's Detroit Michigan Chassis Plant.

The F-59 EV is being built on a Morgan Olson Walk-in Van body and will be deployed this year on delivery routes in the greater Detroit area with a leading parcel delivery company.

The vans are powered by a SEA Drive 120b power system boasting substantial figures of 150kW of continuous power, 250kW maximum power and 2500Nm maximum torque.

With a range of up to 220 miles (350km), zero emissions, fewer moving parts, and lower running costs, the 100% electric van is said to be perfect for short stop-start delivery runs.

Claimed charge time for the batteries is four to six hours using a 19.2kW single phase 240V on-board charger.

SEA Electric is an Australian automotive technology company that locally develops and assembles 100 per cent electric-powered vans, commuter buses, and light/medium duty rigid truck models using its proprietary SEA-Drive power-systems.

Additionally, the company works closely with a selection of leading American truck companies and brands including Ford, Isuzu and Chevrolet to engineer and locally assemble SEA Electric power systems to their models.

SEA Electric head office operates from a facility in Melbourne with plans underway for a large-scale assembly facility in the Latrobe Valley in regional Victoria.

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