Sea Electric tests new Ford-based electric truck

Electric commercial vehicle developer SEA Electric has reached a major milestone, testing its’ SEA-Drive 120 powered Ford 59 EV at Roush in Detroit last week.

An optimal operational profile was identified, and a range of 606 km (377 miles) was achieved.

The Ford utilises the company’s Australian made electric drive systems.

The Ford was tested at 45 km/h with a body mass of 10,000 lbs.

As reported in @AuManufacturing news, SEA Electric’s EV’s based on Ford and Isuzu platforms achieved their first sales in the US in April.

In other developments SEA Electric and TAFE Gippsland have signed an agreement to develop courses to prepare Latrobe Valley workers for upcoming jobs in the electric vehicle industry.

The company makes its EV systems in Dandenong, Melbourne and is building a plant to assemble trucks in the La Trobe Valley.

Picture: SEA Electric

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