Magtec, a UK-based designer, manufacturer, and integrator of drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles, has announced a multimillion-pound order for a fleet of electric trucks. The substantial order comes from commercial vehicle specialist ETRUX, which has selected Magtec’s MEV75, a 7.5-tonne electric truck approved for use in the UK.


Source: Magtec

Gerard Galvin, managing director of Etrux

The MEV75 is specifically designed for daily urban operations, addressing needs such as last-mile logistics, waste collection, and refrigerated deliveries. Constructed on an Isuzu glider chassis, the vehicle incorporates a full electric drive system developed and manufactured by MAGTEC in Rotherham, UK.

ETRUX, headquartered in Antrim and Staffordshire, plans to make the MEV75 available to customers through its extensive and expanding sales network. This order marks the largest single procurement for the MEV75, a fully tested electric truck.

“We are hugely excited to be offering the MEV75 to fleet operators, which will help them to meet net zero targets. This groundbreaking agreement with Magtec signifies our commitment to the advancement of the market for electric commercial vehicles,” said Gerard Galvin, managing director of ETRUX.

Magtec achieved GB Small Series Approval for the MEV75 earlier this year, a significant milestone allowing manufacturers to introduce vehicles and components in the Great Britain market.

“We are thrilled to be working with ETRUX and helping to meet increasing demand for zero emissions transport,” said Andrew Gilligan, Managing Director of Magtec. ”We are very proud of the MEV75, which is the ideal solution for clean urban logistics operations.”

The partnership between Magtec and ETRUX not only highlights the growing interest in electric vehicles for commercial use but also signifies a significant step towards sustainable and eco-friendly transport solutions in the UK market.