Council takes delivery of its first e-truck

Published on 09 August 2023


Once on the road the truck will perform tasks ranging from waste collections and road repairs to water spraying.

The new tip truck is 100% powered by electricity through a three-phase charger and fitted with a hoist as well as other maintenance equipment.

The truck has been sourced from technology provider SEA Electric, an Australian company that has been producing commercial vehicles powered by electricity since 2012.

The Council has previously pledged to expand its fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles as part of its Net Zero action plan adopted by the Council last year.

The Net Zero Ku-ring-gai plan aims for zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2040.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said the new truck would soon be in service with the Council’s operations team.

“This is an exciting development in our aim to electrify the Council fleet.”

The Mayor added that the Council was also investigating locations for more electric vehicle charging stations.

“We’ve successfully installed electric vehicle chargers in the new Milray Street car park at Lindfield which are being widely used.”



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