The ACT Government has launched its first 100 per cent electric tipper truck, as part of its commitment to a zero emissions fleet by mid-2030. The ACT Government will use the electric truck for cleaning and maintenance tasks around the territory.
The SEA EV tipper truck will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy at the ACT Government City Services Depot.
The electric tipper truck is powered by the SEA-Drive 100 power-system with a 100kWh battery capacity, which produces 108kW maximum power. More importantly for a commercial vehicle the SEA-Drive 100 produces 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 5 hours.
“The ACT leads the nation when it comes to managing climate change and the environment,” said Chris Steel, ACT Minister for Transport. “This 12-month trial of the new electric tipper truck supports the ACT Government’s strong commitment to sustainability which includes a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its operations to zero by 2040.”
The SEA Electric EV tipper is powered by the SEA-Drive 100-10, and is expected to save significant costs with reduced fuel and lower maintenance costs. It also runs quietly, reducing noise pollution in urban streets, and is reckoned to help with driver fatigue with no motor vibrations or fumes.
“It was a pleasure to be present in our Nation’s capital for the handover of this 100 per cent electric tipper truck” said Glen Walker SEA Electric’s Regional Director, Oceania. “This truck is ideally suited to the intended application of general cleaning and maintenance tasks. It will quietly go about its job whilst avoiding up to 30 tonnes of C02 annually that would otherwise be released by a diesel equivalent.”
“Congratulations to the ACT Government, and Canberra Isuzu for the deployment of the first of many SEA-Drive powered electric trucks.”