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Tevva unveils new 7.5-tonne all-electric truck intended for mass production in the UK

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Electric truck manufacturer Tevva has unveiled the new Tevva Truck – a British designed 7.5-tonne electric truck intended for mass production.
Tevva unveils new 7.5-tonne all-electric truck intended for mass production in the UK
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The Tevva Truck has been designed to address the immediate industry need to electrify, with the United Kingdom and Europe committed to a target of net zero emissions by 2050 alongside a proposed ban on the sale of all polluting vehicles by 2035. It offers a range of up to 160 miles (250 km) in pure BEV form or up to 310 miles (500 km) with its patented range extender technology (REX), which has now been upgraded to use hydrogen fuel cells.

The vehicle will be manufactured in a brand-new 11,000 square metre facility in the London Thames Freeport area providing close proximity to central London and Europe. This will create an additional 1,000 skilled mechanical, software, engineering, and manufacturing jobs in the next 24 months, adding to the 60 plus jobs already created this year. Tens of millions of pounds being invested into the design and development of the vehicle, with further funding planned. The ‘Tevva London’ facility is initially expected to begin manufacturing 3,000 trucks per annum by 2023.

The Tevva Truck addresses established industry, reliability, and maintenance expectations. Thanks to Tevva’s strong supplier partnerships, fleet operators can benefit from an extremely reliable BEV powertrain paired with an exceptionally robust and proven truck-derived chassis, as well as quick access to low-cost parts (be that accidentally damaged and / or normal ‘wear and tear’). Furthermore, Tevva offers support through an established, nationwide roadside assistance network.

“Technology is transforming the commercial vehicle sector at pace, making it safer, greener, and entirely more efficient” said Asher Bennett, Founder and CEO of Tevva. “But meaningful change is a gradual process, it must happen one step at a time, even if those changes are needed in fast succession. The Tevva Truck provides a natural transition into electrification for fleet managers, providing total peace of mind and a compelling total cost of ownership proposition, with no compromise on range and reliability and minimised compromise on payload.”

For fleet managers concerned about range, the Tevva Truck will offer unique range extension technology with its REX solution available for delivery in 2023. Its compact hydrogen fuel cells recharge the battery on the move, allowing the Tevva Truck with the integrated REX technology to fulfil longer duty cycles and carry heavier loads even further.

Future technical developments already being tested will enable the Tevva Truck to be fully charged in just one hour – facilitating double shift operations, to help reduce the total cost of ownership – all whilst improving pedestrian safety, improving urban air quality, and making significant contributions to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

The Tevva Truck can carry up to 16 euro pallets and over two tonnes payload at 7.5-tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). The total cost of ownership is comparable to a diesel; parity is achieved at approximately 3,000 km or when 500 litres of diesel is consumed per month. The vehicle is expected to reduce global CO2 emissions by 10 million tonnes by the end of 2030, the equivalent of taking 1 million cars off the road. It is Tevva’s third generation vehicle, representing the culmination of seven years of engineering development and the learning gathered from over 200,000 miles (350,000 km) of in-fleet trials. Production is due to commence in July 2022.

The global electric truck market was valued at $1.15 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow to $14.19 billion by 20271. The Tevva Truck 7.5-tonne model is the first of a series of electric trucks due to be manufactured by Tevva in the UK – the truck manufacturer will produce a range of BEV and fuel cell REX models up to 19.5 tonnes for the UK, European, and Middle Eastern markets.

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