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SEA Electric continues to lead electric vehicle development in the commercial truck and van industry with the first 100% electric bucket truck.  The bucket truck, also known as an Elevated Work Platform Truck (EWP) or “cherry picker” truck, is powerful enough to operate the elevated boom and travel over 200klm on a single charge.

The new electric bucket truck is designed by SEA Electric’s engineering team in Melbourne, Australia, and transformed from an Isuzu chassis in a combined project between SEA Electric and CAL Isuzu (Hamilton) in New Zealand. The EV bucket truck will be deployed in New Zealand for Wel Networks, a local power company, for power line maintenance.

The electric EWP truck is beneficial to industries requiring mobile elevated platforms as it provides significant savings on diesel, servicing and maintenance, resulting in low total life operating costs.

The communities in which this truck operates appreciate its zero noise, zero emissions and zero exhaust fumes.

The electric EWP truck is built on an Isuzu FTR chassis and can be adapted to most OEM glider platforms. Powered by the SEA-Drive® 120b power-system with a 136kWh battery capacity, producing 150kW continuous power and 250kW maximum power. More importantly for a commercial vehicle the SEA-Drive® 120b produces maximum torque of 2,500Nm, has a range of up to 350km (unladen), with onboard three-phase charger that can be charged to 80% within 6 hours.

About SEA Electric

SEA Electric is an Australian automotive technology company that locally develops and assembles 100% electric-powered vans, commuter busses, and light/medium duty rigid truck models using its proprietary SEA-Drive® power-systems.  The company is rapidly growing across the globe recently taking several commercial EV orders in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Thailand.

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.

For information about SEA Electric’s 100% electric commercial vehicle range please contact Jacque May, Marketing, SEA Electric.