Electric and hydrogen truck manufacturer Tevva has announced that Kinaxia Logistics will trial its 7.5-tonne battery-electric truck.
The vehicle rolled off the assembly line in Tilbury, Essex, where it was handed over to Kinaxia, which operates in the UK transport, warehouse and fulfilment sector.
Tevva’s 7.5 tonne battery electric truck model offers a range of up to 110miles and was recently put through its paces in Finland as part of its cold weather testing.
It has also completed hot weather testing in Sierra Nevada, Spain, where it repeatedly climbed to altitudes of more than 2,500 metres while fully laden – 2.5 tonnes of load.
The vehicle is the first in a series of commercial vehicles from Tevva, which includes 7.5-tonne, 12-tonne, and 19-tonne hydrogen-electric versions.
Asher Bennett, Tevva CEO and founder said: “We believe our battery and dual energy vehicles will change the face of the transportation sector and help companies and countries reach their net-zero emission targets.
“We are also pleased that Kinaxia Logistics has joined us in this endeavour and share our vision in decarbonising the transport sector.”
Simon Hobbs, Kinaxia Logistics Chief Executive said: “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.”