Tevva 7.5 ton electric truck has recently received European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA). The British company (here‘s some more info about them) is now ready to start mass production to support sales addressed to UK and Europe. Tevva then becomes the first British company to receive EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval for a 7.5t electric truck.
According to Tevva, the first mass produced trucks have started to be delivered from their UK base and will be received by customers including Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins and Royal Mail. The company expects to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks in 2023. The essential certification has been achieved for the EU and UK with the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and the Swedish Transport Agency (STA). To receive whole vehicle type approval, the Tevva truck underwent 30 system tests, including electric safety and electromagnetic compatibility to the latest standards.
Tevva electric truck: some of the main features
Tevva’s 7.5 ton truck offers up to 227 km from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge, and is ideal for last-mile and urban delivery fleets. It will be followed later in 2023 by a 7.5 ton hydrogen-electric truck, which benefits from a hydrogen range-extender that enhances vehicle range to up to 570 km.
“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”, commented Tevva Founder and CEO Asher Bennett.