Magtec has achieved a noteworthy milestone as its 7.5-tonne electric truck, the MEV75, has obtained the GB Small Series Approval, a crucial regulatory certification necessary for the vehicle to qualify for the UK government’s plug-in grant. This achievement is a major breakthrough for the UK-based engineering company, as it unlocks a host of opportunities for the electric truck in the UK market.
Developed using an Iveco glider chassis and designed for last-mile logistics, waste collection, and refrigerated deliveries, the MEV75 has a range of up to 100km on a single charge, and can be fully charged in just four hours. The vehicles 80kWh battery has a life cycle of up to 10 years, making it a cost-effective and sustainable option for fleet managers looking to transition to zero-emission vehicles, says the company.
Magtec also achieved Conformity of Production (CoP) in vehicle manufacture in 2022, and retained its CoP in battery and motor manufacture, which it has held since 2019. These certifications reflect the company’s commitment to quality and compliance in all aspects of its operations.
Louise Atkinson, Homologation Specialist and Vehicle Integration Engineering Manager at Magtec, commented on the significance of securing GB Small Series Approval for the MEV75: “It is evidence of our commitment to UK manufacturing and our support for fleet managers as they move to zero-emission vehicles. Watch this space for more Magtec own-brand electric vehicles to follow soon.”
This announcement comes on the back of Magtec’s expansion of production capacities in 2021, with the opening of a new drive system factory in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The company’s involvement in the government-funded project ‘ULTRA‘, which focused on the industrial-scale manufacture of vehicle batteries, also highlights its position as a leading player in the UK’s electric vehicle industry.
The MEV75’s approval for the UK government’s plug-in grant is a significant milestone for Magtec, and positions the company to capitalize on the growing demand for zero-emission vehicles in the UK. As the country moves towards its goal of net zero emissions by 2050, the demand for electric vehicles is only set to increase, and Magtec is well-positioned to play a leading role in this transition.