IKEA deploys electric delivery truck from SEA Electric

Australian e-truck builder SEA Electric has delivered an electric delivery truck to fleet service provider All Purpose Transport. The new truck will be making deliveries for IKEA in Queensland.

SEA offers a range of 5 drivetrains for commercial vehicles from 3.5 tons to 27 tons GVM. Customers can select a new cab chassis from their preferred OEM supplier.

The new IKEA e-truck is built on a Hino 917 glider, and features the SEA-Drive 120a power system.

“The 100% electric power system offers a range of up to 300 kms (unladen),” Glen Walker, SEA Electric’s Regional Director of Oceania, told Work Truck Magazine, “saving an estimated 36 tonnes of CO2 per annum when compared to a typical diesel equivalent [and delivering] enhanced driver comfort and safety with little heat and noise, and reduced cost of total ownership.”

“The 100% electric power system offers a range of up to 300 kms (unladen),” Glen Walker, SEA Electric’s Regional Director of Oceania, told Work Truck Magazine, “saving an estimated 36 tonnes of CO2 per annum when compared to a typical diesel equivalent [and delivering] enhanced driver comfort and safety with little heat and noise, and reduced cost of total ownership.”

All Purpose Transport aims to electrify 10% of its IKEA delivery fleet by the end of 2020.

Another IKEA fleet partner, Sydney-based ANC, has had three SEA Electric delivery trucks on the road for the past 10 months. Work Truck reports that ANC’s three electric trucks have travelled a collective 85,000 km, an average of 185 km per day on a single charge.

IKEA hopes to make its home delivery fleet 100% electric by 2025.

Source: Work Truck Magazine

  • SJC

    Like to see more EV trucks in the U.S.