SEA Electric hails progress with FH and Orix


Roadworks firm Fulton Hogan links with fleet manager for Hino BEV

SEA Electric hails progress with FH and Orix
The battery electric Hino 917 outside SEA’s headquarters

 

Infrastructure construction, roadworks and aggregate supplier Fulton Hogan, in collaboration with Orix Australia Fleet Management, have launched their first all-electric SEA Electric commercial truck.

Fulton Hogan will use the SEA Hino 917 battery electric vehicle (BEV) as a road sign and maintenance truck in a Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip.

Fulton Hogan CEO – infrastructure services Matthew MacMahon says the team is excited to introduce the first fully electric maintenance vehicle into their fleet.

"The technology aligns with Fulton Hogan’s commitment to sustainable transport and roadworks solutions," MacMahon adds.

Fleet management firm Orix specialisies in the acquisition, financing and management of vehicles, including electric vehicles.

"We share SEA Electrics’ ambition to identify and implement environmentally sustainable solutions that support organisational requirements," Orix general manager sales and marketing Scott Thorpe says.

"Orix is extremely proud to have worked with long-standing client, Fulton Hogan, on this electric vehicle."


Read about SEA Electric involvement in Hino’s zero emissions initiative, here


Electric propulsion firm SEA is also claiming a world first for the truck having outlets for power tools to be used roadside, powered off the EV trucks’ battery rather than a fossil-fuel  generator.

"The SEA Electric team had some fun bringing this idea to reality", SEA Electric regional director of Oceania Glen Walker says.

"We joked we have just built the world’s most versatile zero-emissions power board.

"We thank Fulton Hogan and Orix for giving SEA Electric another opportunity to prove the ability, adaptability and versatility of our SEA-Drive technology.

"This vehicle also expands upon the increasingly productive collaboration between SEA Electric and Hino Trucks Australia."

The electric truck is built on a Hino 917 platform, however, SEA emphasises that future orders can be adapted to most OEM glider platforms.

It is powered by the SEA-Drive 100 power-system with a 100kWh battery capacity, which produces 108kW maximum power.

SEA notes the SEA-Drive 100 produces a maximum torque of 1,000Nm, has a range of up to 275km unladen, with an onboard three-phase charger that can be charged to 80 per cent within five hours.  

The EV truck also has CCSD DC fast charge.

 

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