The SEA Hino 195 EV is powered by the company's SEA-Drive 120a power system, and offers 110 hp...

The SEA Hino 195 EV is powered by the company's SEA-Drive 120a power system, and offers 110 hp continuous power, 170 hp maximum power, and boasts a maximum torque of 1,106 lb.-ft.

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SEA Electric was granted patenting for its SEA-Drive technology in Australia. The ‘Management System for Commercial Electric Vehicles’ patent was granted on Feb. 28, 2020 after the initial submission in April 2017.

With tens of thousands of miles of testing on SEA Electric’s generation 1 power-system technology, the now patented generation 2 power-system, known as SEA-Drive, has more than 1 million miles of collective performance validation data, said SEA Electric.

The milestone is the culmination of many years of research, product development and system optimization, according to the company.

SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive technology is patent pending in another 15 countries/regions, and it is expected further approvals like Australia’s will come into effect throughout 2020.

“With the granting of this patent, SEA Electric further enhances its reputation as a commercial electric vehicle innovator and disruptor,” said Glen Walker, regional director for SEA Electric’s Oceania Region. “The SEA-Drive technology is designed to exceed the unique performance requirements of commercial vehicles and it is a proven alternative powertrain to existing hydrocarbon fueled solutions.”

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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