British start-up Tevva to mass produce 7.5t electric truck

10 Jan 2023

UK-based zero-emission truck start-up Tevva will mass produce its 7.5 tonne electric truck after it secured European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA). 

Tevva says it is the first British company to receive EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval for a 7.5t electric truck. 

Last year the Essex firm showcased its 7.5t electric truck before unveiling a 19-tonne medium-duty machine that is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell electric ‘range extender’ powertrain.

Having secured the ECWVTA approval, Tevva can now produce and sell more volume across the UK and Europe, marking a key milestone in the brands development and commercialisation. 

Tevva says that deliveries for the first mass produced electric trucks have already commenced, with customers including Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins and Royal Mail. 

The firm expects to sell up to 1000 electric trucks this year alone.

“We continue to ‘charge on’ as a company and reach new milestones, with type approval being the latest and most important landmark we’ve achieved to date,” said Tevva founder and CEO, Asher Bennett. 

“We are on a mission to make sustainable trucks accessible at scale and believe our technology will empower the transport sector and the governments of Europe to meet their net-zero goals.”

To gain ECWVTA approval, the Tevva electric truck underwent 30 systems test including electric safety and electromagnetic compatibility. 

Tevva’s 7.5t electric truck offers a range of up to 140 miles from a 105kWh battery and is aimed at last-mile and urban deliveries. 

Later this year the 7.5t will be offered with a hydrogen range-extender, boosting the range up to 354 miles. 

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