Electric truck pioneer Tevva has unveiled its new Tevva Truck – which is the first British designed 7.5-tonne electric truck intended for mass production in the UK.
The global electric truck market was valued at $1.15 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow to $14.19 billion by 2027.
The Tevva Truck has been unveiled 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.
Offering a range of up to 160 miles in pure battery electric vehicle (BEV) form, or up to 310 miles with its patented range extender technology (REX), which has now been upgraded to use hydrogen fuel cells; the Tevva Truck brings a best-in-class combination of capability and cost efficiency from a zero-emissions medium-duty truck while offering the ruggedness and resilience of traditional trucks.
Battery electric vehicles for the real world
Tevva is committed to the development of transformative battery-electric vehicles for the real world, helping to put Britain at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero-emissions commercial vehicles.
The founder and CEO of Tevva, Asher Bennett, said: “Technology is transforming the commercial vehicle sector at pace, making it safer, greener, and entirely more efficient.
“But meaningful change is a gradual process, it must happen one step at a time, even if those changes are needed in fast succession.”
He added: “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 the payload.”
Tevva Truck will be manufactured in the London Thames Freeport area
Engineered by a team led by Ken Scott, formerly the engineering director at both Bentley and Alexander Dennis, and styled by Dale Grewer, former chief designer at Jaguar Land Rover, the Tevva Truck will be manufactured in a brand-new facility in the London Thames Freeport area providing close proximity to central London and Europe.
The 11,000 sq m manufacturing plan is set to create an additional 1,000 skilled mechanical, software, engineering and manufacturing jobs in the next 24 months, adding to the 60 jobs already created this year.
For fleet managers concerned about battery 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.
Tevva is committed to attracting the next generation of drivers, transforming the driving experience by developing a truck that is easier and more pleasing to drive, enabling fleet operators to attract drivers more readily.
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.