The first 7.5-ton electric trucks by the British company Tevva, mass-produced, started being delivered to customers including Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins and Royal Mail. The enterprise, become the first company in UK that has received the EC Whole Vehicle Type approval for an electric 7.5-t truck, expects to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks in 2023. To receive the approval of the whole vehicle, Tevva truck has been subjected to 30 systems tests, including the electric safety and the electromagnetic compatibility according to latest standards.
The truck allows an autonomy up to 227 km due to its 105 kWh battery charge.
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 7.5t 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».