SEA Electric hails biggest US order so far

Australian EV firm scores a century with Zeem Solutions

SEA Electric hails biggest US order so far
The base 195 EV


SEA Electric’s American foray has led it to announce a milestone deal with the of a commercial electric vehicle (CEV) service provider Zeem Solutions.

Based in the state of New York, Zeem has ordered for 100 all-electric Hino 195 CEVs for its own sales and lease operations tilt at California.

The fleet is to be assembled by Fontaine Modification and the deal comes as California ramps up its suite of vehicle emissions-reduction initiatives, particularly for trucks.

"We’re excited to be adding 100 all-electric Hino 195 EV’s from SEA Electric to our fleet in order to service the California market," Zeem Solutions CEO Paul Gioupis is quoted as saying.

"We are starting in our Los Angeles and Sacramento locations because we can efficiently service our trucks as well as inventory spare vehicles to lessen downtime for customers.

"Once we have successfully deployed in Los Angeles and Sacramento, we will be rolling additional units out in San Francisco and San Diego."

Read about SEA Electric’s plans for US expansion, here

The SEA Hino 195 EV’s are powered by the SEA-Drive 120a power-system, offering 110hp (80kW) continuous power, 170hp (128kW) maximum power and a maximum torque of 1,106 lb-ft (1,500Nm), SEA says.

The fleet will be assembled by US labour, with the first builds supported by SEA Electric personnel.

"SEA Electric is honoured to receive our first three-digit order from Zeem Solutions, with all units to be delivered throughout 2020 starting in the first quarter," SEA Electric founder and president Tony Fairweather says.

"Zeem Solutions are visionary in their approach to providing electric commercial vehicle offerings to their customers.

"The Hino 195 EV’s will be deployed in California, a reflection on the excellent incentive program facilitated by CARB [California Air Resources Board] and CALSTART", the non-profit clean technology transport organisation, also based in California.


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