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SEA Electric is developing the first Ford F-59 100% electric van in production at Ford’s Detroit Chassis Plant.
The F-59 EV is being built on a Morgan Olson Walk-in Van body and will be deployed in the fall of 2019 for delivery routes in the greater Detroit area with an as-yet-unnamed package delivery company.
The van will be powered by a SEA Drive 120b power-system with 150kW of continuous power and 250kW maximum power, and 2500 Nm maximum torque. SEA Electric says it will have a range of up to 220 miles (350km) and zero emissions.
Charge time for the batteries is four to six hours using a 19.2kW single phase 240V on board charger.
The SEA Electric head office operates from a facility in Melbourne, with plans underway for a large-scale assembly facility in the Latrobe Valley in regional Victoria, the company says.