The Yarra City Council intends to use the electric tipper for hard rubbish collections and is exploring how to transition to electric garbage and recycling trucks over the next five years.  - Photo courtesy of SEA.

The Yarra City Council intends to use the electric tipper for hard rubbish collections and is exploring how to transition to electric garbage and recycling trucks over the next five years. 

Photo courtesy of SEA.

While the electric vehicle race in the commercial vehicle space is well and truly on, Australian automotive technology company SEA Electric is deploying a 100% electric tipper truck.

The new electric tipper truck will be deployed in Australia at a local city council. The Yarra City Council intends to use the electric tipper for hard rubbish collections and is exploring how to transition to electric garbage and recycling trucks over the next five years. 

Urban city councils are particularly suited to electric commercial vehicles like this tipper truck. It is quiet, has zero emissions and saves significant costs through reduced fuel, servicing, and maintenance expense.

The electric tipper is built on an Isuzu NPR 65-190 platform, however future orders can be adapted to most OEM glider platforms. Powered by the SEA-Drive 100 power-system with a 100kWh battery capacity, which produces 59kW continuous power and 108kW maximum power. More importantly for a commercial vehicle the SEA-Drive 100 produces maximum torque of 1,000Nm, has a range of up to 275km (unladen), with onboard three-phase charger that can be charged to 80% within five hours.

Offering a reduced overall total cost of ownership over the life of the life of the vehicle, zero emissions for improved carbon footprint and enhanced driver health and safety with low noise, low heat and no fumes. Mid mounted batteries for vehicle balance and safety also add to driver protection.

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 growing across the globe recently taking several commercial EV orders in Australia, New Zealand, U.S., 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.

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