British electric vehicle manufacturer, Tevva, has been granted eligibility for the government’s plug-in truck grant (PITrG) for its 7.5t battery-electric truck. This will enable UK organisations to decarbonise operations and future-proof their fleets while benefitting from a potential £16,000 discount from the purchase price.
To qualify for the grant, N2 vehicles, which include trucks weighing between 5-12 tonnes, must have a CO2 emissions figure of at least 50% less than the conventional equivalent vehicle that can carry the same capacity. Additionally, they must travel at least 60 miles without any tailpipe emissions. Tevva’s 7.5t battery-electric truck offers up to 140 miles (227 kilometres) from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge, making it ideal for last-mile and urban delivery fleets.
Tevva’s 7.5t battery-electric truck is the only vehicle from a British manufacturer to qualify for the PITrG and is only the third eligible truck to be listed on the government website, alongside Fuso and Paneltex. The grant pays for 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £16,000, reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for the Tevva 7.5t battery-electric truck.
This news comes after Tevva secured European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) for its 7.5t battery-electric truck in January. This approval allowed Tevva to start producing and selling in volume across the UK and Europe, and represented a significant regulatory step in the development and commercialisation of the Tevva business.
“We know first hand that demand for electric trucks is growing at speed, as we have been inundated with requests for our 7.5t battery-electric truck since going into full production last month. Now we are able to offer UK organisations a noticeable discount, thanks to the government grant, which will surely make zero emission trucking even more appealing to fleets.”, said Tevva Founder and CEO Asher Bennett.