EnergyAustralia & SEA Electric Form Strategic Partnership for EV Transition

New HVIA Suporting Partner EnergyAustralia has joined forces with commercial HVIA member SEA Electric in a strategic partnership, which will assist in accelerating the transition to clean energy for the nation’s truck fleets.

EnergyAustralia will work with SEA Electric clients in tailoring a zero-harm, bespoke solution for their energy needs.

With the mutual aim of shifting fleets to green transport solutions, the partnership will provide advice on depot development, charging infrastructure, retail contracts, and rooftop solar, batteries and energy management software solutions.

Jack Kotlyar, EnergyAustralia’s Head of NextGen, says that the company’s partnership with SEA Electric means customers get an end-to-end solution for their electric transportation needs.

“When you get your electric truck from SEA Electric, you need a way to charge it,” Mr Kotlyar said.

“This is where EnergyAustralia can help, providing electric vehicle charging infrastructure for your depot.

“Plus, we can provide expert advice on a range of other aspects which involve unique considerations in the case of e-fleets, including fleet routes, grid connection, retail contracts and solar/batteries.

Mr Kotlyar said all EnergyAustralia solutions are implemented in a safe, zero-harm way for people and environment.

“We look forward to working with SEA Electric to deliver greener cities, cleaner communities and quieter neighbourhoods,” he said.

SEA Electric’s President, Asia Pacific Region, Bill Gillespie said the partnership with EnergyAustralia is part of building an all-encompassing ecosystem of products and partners across the country.

“While we are experts in producing commercial vehicles that are fit for purpose,” Mr Gillespie said, “EnergyAustralia are the specialists in providing the best possible advice when it comes to energy supply solutions.

“By understanding a business’s energy needs, now and into the future, EnergyAustralia can provide an appropriate plan that will ensure there is adequate energy to power an entire fleet of EVs, with the right charging and energy transmission infrastructure in place.

“When compared to a traditional internal combustion-engine vehicles, the benefits of moving to Electric Vehicles extend far beyond energy efficiencies.

“For example, from an operational perspective, lower maintenance and running costs are a given, with the elimination of diesel consumption and fewer moving parts minimises service costs and downtime.”

Mr Gillespie said users can expect to recover any purchase price premium within a maximum of five years.

“Ultimately, the strategic partnership aims to provide certainty on both energy costs, and the green credentials of the energy that is used,” he said.

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