British electric vehicle star up, Tevva has announced it has hit another milestone after securing European Community Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) for its 7.5 tonne battery-electric truck, which means that Tevva can now start producing and selling in volume across the UK and Europe and represents the key regulatory step in the development and commercialisation of all vehicles, including electric trucks.
Terev executives at the Hannover IAA show last September told T&B News that the brand was keen to explore opportunities in Australia and NZ with the new electric trucks, particularly since they share right hadn’t drive with the models produced for its home market in the UK.
With the milestone in the EC, Tevva becomes the first British company to receive type Approval for a 7.5t electric truck and has moved quickly to get its first vehicles out to customers. Its first mass produced electric trucks have started to be delivered from their UK base and will be handed over to its first customers the UK, including Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins and Royal Mail. The company says itexpects to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks in 2023.
Tevva Founder and CEO Asher Bennett said the company continues to ‘charge on’ and reach new milestones, with type approval being the latest and most important landmark 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 road,” he said.
“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,” Bennett added.
Teeva’s certification has been achieved for the EU and UK with the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and the Swedish Transport Agency (STA). To receive whole vehicle type approval tea said its electric truck underwent 30 system tests, including electric safety and electromagnetic compatibility to the latest standards.
Tevva claims its 7.5t electric truck offers up to 227 kilometres from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge, and is ideal for last-mile and urban delivery fleets. The company says that it will be followed later in 2023 by a 7.5t hydrogen-electric truck, which benefits from a hydrogen range-extender that enhances vehicle range to up to 570km.