The battery-electric chassis will be built on a Morgan Olson walk-in van body.

The battery-electric chassis will be built on a Morgan Olson walk-in van body.

Photo courtesy of SEA Electric

SEA Electric announced the first 100% electric Ford F-59 van is 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 for delivery routes in the greater Detroit area with a leading package delivery company.

The van will be powered by a SEA Drive 120b power system and offers 150kW of continuous power and 250kW maximum power, and 2,500 Nm maximum torque. Boasting a range of up to 220 miles, zero emissions, fewer moving parts, and lower running costs, this 100% electric van is ideal for short stop-start delivery runs.

Charge time for the batteries is four to dic hours using a 19.2kW single-phase 240V on-board charger.

"We’re confident the fleet customer will love the overall performance of this SEA-Drive powered delivery van.  We anticipate a very successful trial which will lead to substantial follow-on orders from fleet customers within the next 6- 12 months," said David Brosky, regional director for SEA Electric.

SEA Electric is an Australian automotive technology company that develops 100% electric-powered vans, commuter buses, and light/medium-duty rigid truck models. The company works closely with American truck companies and brands to engineer and locally assemble SEA Electric power-systems to their models.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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