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European type approval granted for new Tevva 7.5t electric truck

Tevva 7.5t electric truck on production line

Tevva has secured European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) for its 7.5 tonne battery-electric truck.

It represents a key regulatory step for the British electric vehicle manufacturer, paving the way for it to start producing and selling in volume across the UK and Europe.

The first mass produced electric trucks have started to be delivered from their UK base and to customers including Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins and Royal Mail.

The company expects to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks in 2023.

Tevva founder and CEO, Asher Bennett, says that receiving type approval for the new electric truck is the “most important landmark” the manufacturer has 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 roads,” he added.

“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.” 

The essential 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, the Tevva electric truck underwent 30 system tests, including electric safety and electromagnetic compatibility to the latest standards.  

Tevva’s 7.5t electric truck offers up to 140 miles (227 kilometres) from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge.

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 354 miles (570km).

For more on Tevva’s plans, see the January edition of Fleet News, which will be published on Thursday, January 19.

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