An Australian battery-electric vehicle company is preparing to launch commercial vehicles in the U.S., which it will initiate with the showcase of two of its trucks at the upcoming Work Truck Show.
SEA Electric will be showcasing EVs based on Ford and Isuzu platforms, which are at advanced build stage, according to the company. The Ford F-59 ‘Stripped Chassis’ is being built at Ford’s DCP assembly facility in Detroit while the Isuzu NRR is being assembled nearby at a third-party plant.
The Ford Chassis is powered by the SEA-Drive 120b power-system, producing 93 miles of continuous power continuous torque of 907 ft.-lb. Meanwhile, the second of the display trucks is a Pantech-bodied Isuzu NRR and also features the SEA-Drive 120b power-system. Both vehicles have operating ranges of up to 217 miles.
In April the trucks will also appear at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, Calif.
As part of its expansion the company has established a site in Los Angeles where it has recently appointed its first US-based employees to oversee the newest products and future projects through US certification and distribution, according to SEA Electric.