Melbourne-based SEA Electrical will provide its proprietary SEA-Drive energy system to US agency Mack Vans, a part of the Volvo Group.
The five-year settlement will see SEA-Drive 120 and 180 energy programs put in in Mack’s medium-duty Class 6 and Class 7 MD6 and MD7 fashions, on the market throughout North America later in 2023.
SEA-Drive says its 120a and 120b programs have between 125kW and 250kW of most energy (80-200kW steady) and between 1500Nm and 3500Nm of most torque (800Nm-1852Nm steady).
Within the MD Electrical, most energy is 194kW and torque is 2508Nm.
The ability system contains not solely the electrical motors, but in addition the onboard charger.
The 4×2 MD Electrical vehicles will use 150kWh or 240kWh nickel manganese cobalt oxide batteries and will be charged by means of AC or DC charging items. In addition they function regenerative braking.
The AC charging charge is nineteen.2kW and the DC charging charge 80kW. Hooked as much as a DC charger, it’ll take 100 minutes to cost with two batteries and 160 minutes to cost with three.
Most vary is a claimed 225km with two batteries, or 370km with three.
The Class 6 mannequin has a gross automobile weight ranking (GVWR) of 11.79 tonnes, and the Class 7 mannequin has a GVWR of 14.97 tonnes. Most payload is 8.8 tonnes.
Mack notes the MD6 doesn’t require a business driver’s licence within the US to function for non-hazardous payloads.
They’ll be produced in Roanoke Valley, Virginia.
The MD Electrical vehicles gained’t be the primary electrical Macks, with the LR Electrical having entered manufacturing again in December 2021.
“We’re happy to associate with SEA Electrical on this thrilling product, which represents one other necessary step in our efforts to drive decarbonization and a extra sustainable future,” stated Mack Vans world president Martin Weissburg.
“This can be a proud day for SEA Electrical, and the end result of over a decade of main analysis and growth that has confirmed the SEA-Drive power-system world wide,” stated SEA Electrical CEO and founder Tony Fairweather.
“In testing, the SEA-Drive outfitted Mack MD6 efficiently accomplished a gruelling sturdiness evaluation, equal to greater than 500,000 miles on one of many hardest and most difficult tracks.”
“We’re proud to associate with a model as iconic as Mack Vans to assist them obtain market management within the Class 6 and seven zero emissions section.
“Sooner or later, this settlement has the potential to see vital scale, which could be very thrilling for the business because it transitions to a sustainable future.”
SEA Electrical was based in 2012, and now operates in 5 completely different continents. It has been performing driveline swaps on diesel vehicles since 2017.
Its SEA-Drive system will be employed by vehicles, buses and light-weight commercials alike.
For instance, the SEA 300-85 gentle truck it produces in Australia relies on the Hino 300 light-duty, constructed from a Semi Knocked Down (SKD) equipment despatched over, and completed with new badging and branding, full with its personal compliance plate and manufacturing unit guarantee.
It’s rated to eight.5 tonnes, makes use of a 138kWh capability battery, and has a drive motor placing out 1500Nm of torque. Unladen, the mix has a possible vary of 300km.