Tevva has unveiled its new 7.5-tonne electric lorry that is due to be mass produced in the UK.
The company’s 11,000m2 manufacturing facility in the London Thames Freeport area is initially expected to begin building 3,000 Tevva Trucks per annum by 2023.
It is set to create an extra 1,000 skilled mechanical, software, engineering, and manufacturing jobs in the next 24 months, adding to the 60 plus jobs already created this year.
The Tevva Truck has a range of up to 160 miles in pure battery electric vehicle (BEV) form or up to 310 miles with its patented range extender technology (REX), which has now been upgraded to use hydrogen fuel cells.
Its compact hydrogen fuel cells recharge a battery on the move, allowing the Tevva Truck with the integrated REX technology to fulfil longer duty cycles and carry heavier loads even further.
The vehicle has been engineered by a team led by Ken Scott, formerly Engineering Director at both Bentley and Alexander Dennis, and styled by Dale Grewer, former Chief Designer at Jaguar Land Rover.
Future technical developments are currently being tested that will enable the Tevva Truck to be fully charged in just one hour.
Asher Bennett, Founder and CEO of Tevva said, “Technology is transforming the commercial vehicle sector at pace, making it safer, greener, and entirely more efficient.
“But meaningful change is a gradual process, it must happen one step at a time, even if those changes are needed in fast succession.
“The Tevva Truck provides a natural transition into electrification for fleet managers, providing total peace of mind and a compelling total cost of ownership proposition, with no compromise on range and reliability and minimised compromise on payload.”