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20 June 2016

Kings Transport & Logistics commit to electric truck future with SEA Automotive

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KINGS TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS COMMIT TO ELECTRIC TRUCK FUTURE WITH SEA AUTOMOTIVE

Kings Transport & Logistics and SEA Automotive are pleased to announce that their two companies have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the supply of a range of SEA’s commercial Electric Vehicles.

Under the terms of the MoU, Kings Transport & Logistics (Kings) will provide orders for nine Electric Vehicles (EVs) comprising:

·         3 SEA Volta 15t GVM Electric Trucks

·         3 SEA Sturgeon 10t GVM Electric Trucks

·         3 SEA Musk Electric Light Vans

Kings will also work closely with SEA providing advice and assistance to optimise local content, specifications and cab configurations to deliver the most suitable product for their needs and the broader Australian and New Zealand market.

Kings Group CEO, Mr Tony Mellick said, “Kings Group is delighted to support and partner with SEA Automotive. Kings is committed to a carbon neutral policy for all company owned fleet and our agreement with SEA Automotive is definitive proof of our commitment to provide our customers with leading EV technology and to assist them to reduce transport based carbon emissions.”

SEA Automotive Executive Chairman, Mr Tony Fairweather said, “SEA Automotive welcomes the opportunity to work closely with an industry leader with King’s vision in bringing our commercial Electric Vehicles to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Commercial Electric Vehicles are now economically and operationally viable alternatives to conventional, diesel powered trucks. Continuing improvements in battery and EV technology cost and performance will only extend EV cost and environmental advantages into the future. SEA looks forward to King’s immense experience assisting SEA in finalising our vehicle specifications,” said Mr Fairweather.

“Over the next 12 months, Kings will work with our Customers and SEA Automotive to confirm the scale of the opportunity to replace, where appropriate, our current company owned fleet with EVs. We will also explore with our 1500 contractors and SEA proposals to simultaneously introduce EVs into our contractor fleet,” said Mr Mellick.

About Kings:

The Kings Group, established in 1991, is an Australian owned and operated company that are the market leaders in the Metropolitan Transport & Logistics market. With offices across Australia in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth as well as Auckland, New Zealand, Kings specialise in local Metropolitan Urgent on Demand Couriers and Taxi trucks, 3PL Warehousing & Distribution, Permanent Vehicle placement and Company Owned Equipment Solutions.

Kings now employ more than 700 staff and has a diverse fleet mix of over 1500 subcontracted & company owned vehicles, ranging from motorbikes to semi trailers, plus an array of specialized vehicles including power tailgates and crane trucks delivering anything from a small envelope to a semi-trailer load of pallets.

Kings prides itself on delivering consistently high service levels to its clients assuring them that at Kings "We Deliver What We Promise.”

About SEA Automotive:

SEA Automotive is an Australian owned and operated company that manufactures and markets zero-emission commercial electric vehicles that are designed to be a superior-performing alternative to traditional diesel trucks due to higher efficiency and lower total cost of ownership.

SEA has developed three vehicle platforms, the SEA Volta 15t GVM truck, the SEA Sturgeon 10t GVM truck and the SEA Musk Light Van that will be available progressively from late 2016 from its manufacturing base in Geelong, Victoria. Extended operating trials of SEA’s commercial EV technology have been successfully completed proving the vehicles fit for purpose in servicing multiple industries such as food & beverage, grocery, parcel, postal and retail delivery. SEA has agreed a collaboration and research partnership with Deakin University focused on development programs for battery, materials and telemetry technology.

Designed to travel up to 200kms on a single charge, SEA Automotive’s commercial EV range utilise leading battery and EV technology and systems to provide reliable, competitive, low cost and low maintenance fleet operating performance.

Media Contacts:

SEA Automotive
Mr Tony Fairweather
0416 162 356

Kings Group
Mr Tony Mellick 
0418 745 306

Ms Carly Amado
0410 581 342

  



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