Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica
. Photo: SEA Electric

Clean Transport

The Little Aussie Truck That Could (Except In Australia)

Founded in Australia and now based in California, SEA Electric is another success story from the Antipodes. After the recent truck expo in California, an order for over 1000 electric trucks to be produced by SEA Electric and deployed by GATR Truck Center has been placed. 

“This is our first four-digit order, and it comes in a non-incentive state, which proves that commercial EV solutions can expand in areas with no incentives, while all corners of the market are seeking premium EV solutions,” said Nick Casas, SEA Electric Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

SEA Electric offers a range of heavy-duty electric trucks solutions, including electric cherry pickers, garbage trucks, and tipper trucks — very simply, anything that can be fitted to a heavy-duty truck platform. It recently also announced an electric platform for a truck small enough for those with only a car license to drive. 

“Because of this strategic partnership, we can build enough quantity of these Hino trucks to provide demonstration vehicles, and also solutions to our future fleet partners,” said Jay Klemp, Director of Sales at GATR EV. 

North America has the largest upfitting capacity for SEA Electric, at more than 30,000 units per annum. Australia also has a factory facility for volume commercial production of electric trucks and vans.

Australia has a long and rich tradition of innovation and self doubt. This has led to many of our inventions being rejected at home, only to be monetized and sold back to us. Sad but true. Perhaps the latest example of that is the SEA.

SEA is now looking at the possibility of listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as it powers forward to its vision of eliminating 2.5 billion lb of CO2 emissions over the next five years.

 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
 

Advertisement
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

David Waterworth is a retired teacher who divides his time between looking after his grandchildren and trying to make sure they have a planet to live on. He owns 50 shares of Tesla [NASDAQ:TSLA].

Comments

You May Also Like

Climate Change

The recent talkfest in Glasgow has made it obvious that the world is fast heading into the poo, and we are all asking what...

Climate Change

What better way to spend a hard lockdown in Victoria, Australia, and Sunway, Malaysia, than by submitting a proposal for Elon Musk’s $100 million...

Fossil Fuels

Andrew (Twiggy) Forrest of Fortescue Metals has poked a stick in the eye of two of the biggest Australian export industries. He has managed...

Air Quality

They have so much renewable energy, they're getting paid for it!

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.