The package features the Hino Class 5 chassis, fitted with a SEA Electric SEA-Drive power system. - Photo: GATR EV

The package features the Hino Class 5 chassis, fitted with a SEA Electric SEA-Drive power system.

Photo: GATR EV

GATR Truck Center has made a significant step towards an all-electric transport future, with a deal to acquire 1,150 zero-emissions SEA M5 EVs for its clients across Minnesota and Iowa.

The deal will see the first 40 trucks delivered by the end of the 2021 calendar year, with the remainder delivered throughout 2022, with demonstration models made available for fleets to sample the technology.

The package features the Hino Class 5 chassis, fitted with a SEA Electric SEA-Drive power system.

The truck's drive train features a 1,106 lb.-ft. electric motor in combination with a 138kWh battery pack.

For GATR EV, the announcement will form the cornerstone of an e-commerce system currently in development focusing purely on the sale of electric vehicles. All dealerships are set up to fully back this move into the EV space via comprehensive specialist after-sales support.

Further to the announcement, GATR EV has struck a partnership with Merchants Fleet Management Company. For Merchants Fleet, the deal is the first step in a commitment to making 50% of its mobility fleet electric by 2025, and 50% of its managed clients' fleets EV by 2030.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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