SEA Electric has marked a turning point in its company history with the first Ford F-59 100% electric van in production at Ford's Detroit Chassis Plant.
The F-59 EV is being built on a Morgan Olson Walk-in Van body and will be deployed this fall for delivery routes in the greater Detroit area with a leading package delivery company.
The van will be powered by a SEA Drive 120b power-system and boasts 150kW of continuous power and 250kW maximum power, and 2500 Nm 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 perfect for short stop-start delivery runs.
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% electric-powered vans, commuter busses, and light/medium duty rigid truck models using its proprietary SEA-Drive power-systems. Additionally, the company also 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.