First GB-designed 7.5-tonne electric truck on its way

21 October 2021

Tevva has unveiled a new 7.5-tonne electric truck with a 160-mile battery electric range or up to 310 miles using its range extender technology which has now been upgraded to use hydrogen fuel cells.

The vehicle, which was recently unveiled at the Freight in the City Expo at Alexandra Palace, is intended for mass production in the UK, with pre-orders available now and first deliveries due from the third quarter (Q3) 2022.

This first British-designed 7.5-tonne electric truck will be made in the London Thames Freeport area and, according to Tevva, will create up to 1000 skilled jobs.

The company believes that the global electric truck market will grow rapidly to approaching $15 billion (nearly fifteen times the 2020 figure) by 2027.

CEO Asher Bennett 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.”

Tevva says that fleet operators can benefit from an extremely reliable BEV powertrain paired with “an exceptionally robust and proven truck-derived chassis”, as well as quick access to low-cost parts (be that through accidental damage or normal wear and tear).

Mr Bennett said that the new truck will provide a natural transition into electrification for fleet managers, with no compromise on range and reliability and minimised compromise on payload.