SEA Electric has used the Brisbane Truck Show to announce an expansion of the safety suite available in its trucks along with further additions to the company’s ‘ecosystem of support partners’.
The company says that the key to the upgraded 2023 vehicle specification launched at the show is a full suite of functions to enhance the safety of the trucks.
The standard array of features is known as SEA-DAS (SEA Driver Assistance System), and includes Vehicle Stability Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Traction Control, an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and dual airbags.
SEA Electric says the announcement comes at a key time with several significant recent international announcements for the brand. In March, the company was named as a Tier 1 supplier to Mack Trucks in the USA, while it says its relationship with Hino Trucks USA was expanded with confirmation that the proprietary SEA-Drive power-system will be fitted to both the Hino Trucks’ M and L Series.
In April, SEA says it unveiled its next-generation SEA-Drive 250 power-system, with an optional hydrogen range extender, which it says is aimed at the heavy-duty end of the market.
“At the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, SEA Electric truly launched itself into the marketplace with the public unveiling of our Australian range, this year we cement our position through our upgraded safety suite and support offering,” said Tony Fairweather, SEA Electric founder and CEO.
“We are very fortunate to have a significant head start on the competition with our all-electric SEA-Drive® power-system, which has advanced and evolved over the last decade,” said Fairweather.
“The product is now mature and proven in the field with over 3 million kilometres of real-world use registered to date across five continents.
“We are also proud to be unveiling our SEA-DAS package at the Show, which compliments the many built-in safety systems of our award-winning design, which includes inboard-mounted batteries, which lead the sector in terms of safety and improved driving dynamics,” he said.
“Following recent additions to our partner ecosystem, major international OEM announcements, and significant sales orders, it is an exciting time for the SEA Electric brand.”
SEA Electric says its Brisbane Truck Show presence will also reveal some key ‘ecosystem’ partners, who it says are currently working with customers to ‘ease their transition to sustainable transport solutions’.
SEA says that companies including NTI and Truck Assist, Ampol, Zurich Resilience Solutions, EnergyAustralia, Jet Charge and CarBon, have partnered with it to guide fleets on their EV adoption path.