Tevva has secured European Community whole vehicle type approval for its 7.5 tonne battery-electric truck, meaning it can start producing and selling in volume across the UK and Europe.
The company has begun delivering the first mass produced electric trucks from its plant in Tilbury, Essex, for customers including Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins and Royal Mail.
Tevva’s 7.5t electric truck offers up to 140 miles from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge, and is ideal for last-mile and urban delivery fleets.
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.
The essential type approval certification was 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.
The company expects to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks in 2023.
Asher Bennett, Tevva Founder and CEO said, “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.
“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.”