SEA Electric achieved another important milestone this week, with the successful granting of the patent for its SEA-Drive® technology in Australia. The ‘Management System for Commercial Electric Vehicles’ patent was granted on the 28th of February 2020 after the initial submission on the 18th April 2017.
The milestone is the culmination of many years of research, product development and system optimization.
With tens of thousands of miles of testing on SEA Electric’s generation 1 power-system technology, the now patented generation 2 power-system (known as SEA-Drive®), has proven performance, cost and weight outcomes as well as more than 1 million miles of collective performance validation data.
SEA Electric’s Founder and President, Tony Fairweather reflects. “Our overnight success has been almost a decade in the making and is a credit to the incredible team built by SEA Electric. Australian Universities have recognized the importance of this automotive segment and have invested in producing some of the best electric vehicle engineering talent in the world.”
“Our employees are practically, intellectually and emotionally invested in finding solutions to the real-world problems associated with hydrocarbon fueled commercial vehicles.”
SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive® technology is patent pending in another 15 countries/regions, and it is expected further approvals like Australia’s will come into effect throughout 2020.
Glen Walker, Regional Director for SEA Electric’s Oceania Region adds “with the granting of this patent, SEA Electric further enhances its reputation as a Commercial Electric Vehicle innovator and disruptor. The SEA-Drive® technology is designed to exceed the unique performance requirements of commercial vehicles and it is a proven alternative power train to existing hydrocarbon fueled solutions.”
“SEA Electric is continuing to develop, enhance and deploy its electric SEA-Drive® technology in collaboration with like-minded OEM’s across a range of van and truck-based platforms in all major global markets.”