The company, a subsidiary of Tanfield Group, has signed a letter of intent to supply up to 800 milk delivery vehicles to Dairy Crest, the UK’s leading chilled dairy foods company, over the next 3 years. The vehicles will be a mix of standard transit vehicles and, where commercially appropriate, the new Faraday.
The Faraday uses an Azure Dynamics all-electric powertrain that replaces SEV’s earlier system. The truck has a range of 100–160 kilometers (62–99 miles) and a restricted cruising speed of 100km/h (62 mph).
The vehicles will cost between £20,000–£29,000 (US$36,800–US$53,400). SEV proposes that due to the cost of electricity required versus the cost of fuel, the and will be as economical as a gasoline or diesel van within 18-24 months and 25% cheaper over five years.