Tevva has confirmed it has been granted whole vehicle type approval for its 7.5-tonne battery electric truck, securing production conformity to enable its vehicles to be produced and sold in the UK and Europe. The approval is a significant regulartory milestone in the development and commercialisation of all vehicles, including electric trucks.
Tevva looks to have pipped Volta to the post in securing approvals, claiming it is the first British firm to get EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval for a 7.5t electric truck. The company is now working swiftly to bring its first vehicles to consumers. The first mass-produced electric vehicles have begun to be shipped from its UK base, and clients such as Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins, and Royal Mail are expected to be first in line. In 2023, the business aims to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks.
”We continue to ‘charge on’ as a company and reach new milestones, with type approval being the latest and most important landmark we’ve 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.” said Tevva Founder and CEO, Asher Bennett.
“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 EU and UK have obtained the necessary certification through the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and the Swedish Transport Agency (STA). The Tevva electric truck performed 30 system tests, including electric safety and electromagnetic compatibility, to achieve entire vehicle type clearance.
Tevva’s 7.5t electric truck can go up to 140 miles (227 kilometres) on a single charge, making it perfect for last-mile and urban delivery operations. It will be followed by a 7.5t hydrogen-electric truck later in 2023, which will benefit from a hydrogen range-extender that will increase vehicle range to up to 354 miles (570km).