With offerings from Hyundai, Foton Mobility, Hyzon and SEA Electric there was plenty of alternative power in Brisbane at the truck show.
Hyundai unveiled a 100 per cent electric new Mighty, a 4×2 light-duty truck that can be used with a tray, tipper or pantech for last mile deliveries.
When connected to an 800V ultra-rapid (DC) charger, the battery can be replenished from eight per cent to 100 per cent in 71 minutes. The 120kW/320Nm electric motor is powered by a 114.5kWh battery system, driving through a single-speed reduction gear transmission.
Well-known industry face, Bill Gillespie reappeared as the General Manager-Light Vehicles for Foton Mobility. TheChinese truck maker is making progress bringing in a range of electric trucks to Australia.
The T5 Electric Truck comes with a five year/200,000kms warranty and can be driven with a car licence or light rigid licence. The D11 van has a 105kwh battery with a claimed 300km driving range and a 1480kg payload.
Hyzon Motors its Heavy Rigid truck platform at the show, it’s an Australian locally designed and built Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric truck.
“We are building our zero emission heavy vehicles right here in Australia, using local skills, employing local people, and collaborating effectively with our colleagues across the globe”, said John Edgley, Hyzon President of International Operations. “Our vehicle development process is following a path of design, build and validation to make use of resources that are available in Australia and provide an opportunity to train new engineers and technicians.
SEA Electric launched an expanded safety suite across its range. Known as SEA Driver Assistance System, the standard array of features includes Vehicle Stability Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Traction Control, an Anti-lock Braking System, and dual airbags.
“At the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, SEA Electric truly launched itself into the marketplace with the public unveiling of our Australian range, this year we cement our position through our upgraded safety suite and support offering,” said Tony Fairweather, SEA Electric Founder and CEO. “We are also proud to be unveiling our SEA-DAS package at the Show.”