Tevva unveiled the new British designed 7.5 tonne electric truck ready for mass production with pre-orders available now and first deliveries from Q3 2022.
Offering a range of up to 160 miles (250 km) in pure battery electric vehicle (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 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.
Tevva is committed to the continual development of transformative battery electric vehicles for the real world, helping to place it at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emissions commercial vehicles. Engineered by a team led by Ken Scott, formerly 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 11,000m2 manufacturing plant, which is slightly bigger than the area inside an Olympic running track, is set to 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.
This is part of an initiative that has already seen 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.
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.
By removing typical barriers to commercial electric vehicle adoption, such as affordability and range, the Tevva Truck will play a key role in helping the UK meet ambitious policy goals. It is also expected to reduce global CO2 emissions by 10m tonnes by the end of 2030, the equivalent of taking 1 million cars off the road.
The Tevva Truck
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 Tevva Truck 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 of the Tevva Truck is due to commence in July 2022.