Tevva has had its 7.5-tonne battery-electric truck receive European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval and can now start producing and selling in volume across the UK and Europe.
In doing so, Tevva becomes the first British company to receive EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval for a 7.5-tonne electric truck. The first electric trucks have already started to be delivered to UK customers including Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins and Royal Mail.
Tevva founder and CEO Asher Bennett said: “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. I am incredibly proud of our team who have worked tirelessly to secure this certification and get our 7.5-tonne electric truck in customers’ hands and on the roads.
“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. By embracing both hydrogen and electric fuel sources, we can rethink the energy mix in transport, reduce strain on our electricity grid and accelerate electric truck adoption.”
Tevva expects to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks in 2023 and will begin building a 7.5t hydrogen-electric truck version later in the year. The new model gets a hydrogen range-extender that increases vehicle range to up to 354 miles, compared to the claimed 140-mile range of the electric 7.5-tonne truck.