Tevva unveils first British electric truck designed for mass production
Electric truck pioneer Tevva has unveiled the new Tevva Truck – 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 (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 put Britain 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 UK, with further funding planned, helping to support the economy and propel Britain’s electric vehicle revolution. The facility is initially expected to begin manufacturing 3,000 trucks per annum by 2023.
The Tevva Truck addresses established industry, reliability, and maintenance expectations. Thanks to Tevva’s strong supplier partnerships, fleet operators can benefit from an extremely reliable BEV powertrain paired with an exceptionally robust and proven truck-derived chassis, as well as quick access to low-cost parts (be that accidentally damaged and / or normal ‘wear and tear’). Furthermore, Tevva offers support through an established, nationwide roadside assistance network.
Tevva is offering technologies that have been proven in real-world, in-service environments today.
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