Tevva has opened a research and development base at MIRA Technology Park, to enhance its engineering and testing capabilities.
The electric truck maker says the new site, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, gives it more opportunity to partner with engineers and researchers working at the “cutting edge” of electric vehicle technology.
Ken Scott, chief engineer at Tevva, said: “MIRA Technology Park is second to none when it comes to automotive engineering and testing. Our trucks, both now and in the future, will undergo development there. Having a base there makes perfect sense as having a physical presence there will help us develop our technologies more rapidly. It also means lower overall costs for our research and development.
“This move clearly demonstrates that Tevva is growing at a rate of knots.”
The base also provides Tevva with a proximity to MIRA’s specialist engineering and testing capabilities, among them extensive crash testing, climatic, dynamics and aerodynamic resources.
Tevva’s trucks have already undergone extensive trials, including software and climatic testing, as the company gears up for series production of its truck which is due to begin shortly at its main UK base Tevva London.
Tim Nathan, managing director of MIRA Technology Park, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Tevva with the development of its pioneering electric truck, providing engineering and test consultancy from concept design through to final validation. The unique combination of engineering expertise, advanced testing facilities and prime location of MIRA Technology Park in the heart of the UK automotive industry, ensures Tevva can develop and validate their vehicles in one place.”
Tevva unveiled its new 7.5-tonne electric truck in September, with first deliveries due in 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.