Tevva unveils 19-tonne hydrogen electric truck

Tevva 19-tonne hydrogen electric truck

Tevva has unveiled its 19-tonne (19t) hydrogen-electric truck at the IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany, yesterday (Monday, September 19).

The company is partnering with its wide portfolio of customers, including Kinaxia Logistics, Codognotto and FM Logistic, to showcase its range of full-electric and hydrogen-electric medium-duty (7.5t to 19t / Class 5 to 8) truck solutions designed for the European market.

As with the 7.5t hydrogen-electric model, the 19t variant benefits from the company’s dual energy system, combining lithium-ion batteries and a hydrogen fuel cell range extender.

The truck is expected to have a range of up to 500km (310 miles) depending on the number of hydrogen cylinders specified, which can be refilled in 10 minutes.

By adding a hydrogen fuel cell range extender that replenishes the battery throughout the day, Tevva says it has created zero-emission urban trucks that eliminate range anxiety and can replace diesel trucks on all routes.

Tevva founder and CEO, Asher Bennett, said: “We have already rolled out two 7.5t truck models in the last year and now we are unveiling our 19t hydrogen-electric truck offering.

“The 19t truck market is a huge and exciting opportunity for Tevva in Europe.

“We have created a truly differentiated product and service offering to complement the needs of our European customers.

“We have already received significant interest for the 19t model and look forward to collaborating with our customers and industry partners to create a pan-European fleet electrification ecosystem.  

"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 hydrogen, we can rethink the energy mix in transport, reduce strain on our electricity grid and accelerate electric truck adoption. Through Tevva, the future is within range.”

Tevva believes hydrogen has strong potential to be a key part of the renewable energy mix for commercial transportation in Europe. Major European governments, like Germany, France and the UK, have all committed to hydrogen strategies resulting in significant inward investment.

Tevva is investing in and partnering with stakeholders from the hydrogen value-chain to develop a turn-key solution to accelerate hydrogen-electric truck adoption.

The company has already started production at its UK facility where it has begun to build European vehicles. Work is underway for a second facility in mainland Europe, which will utilise Tevva’s agile low-capex, rapid implementation production system and double manufacturing capacity to 6,000 trucks per year by 2024.

Each facility will produce 7.5t to 19t (Class 5 to 8) trucks for customers in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Benelux. Tevva is targeting these markets before expanding its reach into other parts of Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Alfonso Lopez, transport director at FM Logistic Ibérica, said: “From FM Logistic are proud to collaborate with Tevva in this project.

“Both companies share ambitions of innovation and sustainability that in the medium term will lead to great projects in Europe. Supply chain is an essential link in our globalised world.

“What we do directly affects people, cities, society, and the world we all live in. By Supply Change, we mean turning the supply chain into an omnichannel and sustainable ecosystem. That’s to serve one purpose: make responsible consumption available for all.”

Kinaxia Logistics chief executive Simon Hobbs added: “As a large and growing transport organisation, we are constantly looking at ways to improve our environmental performance, in particular with regard to CO2 emissions.

“Over the years we have implemented a number of measures, including better vehicle utilisation, driver training and trialling different fuel types. Now, as a result of our collaboration with Tevva, we have the opportunity to trial our first electric vehicle as another element of our overall environmental reduction strategy.

“We are very grateful to Tevva for providing this opportunity and we are excited to test the truck and explore this option further.”

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