Electric trucks manufacturer Tevva was supposed to join forces with ElectraMeccanica, as we wrote here, a designer and assembler of electric vehicles, with the target to accelerate Tevva’s expansion in the electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry.
Now, the UK-based manufacturer stated that the merge won’t happen anymore. “Earlier this month (4 October 2023), Tevva Motors Limited (Tevva) was informed by ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (ElectraMeccanica) that it no longer intended to continue with the merger agreement, citing incurable breaches”, we read in their statement.
Tevva’s point of view about the missed opportunity
“The Tevva team was deeply disappointed by this abrupt decision and had no opportunity to respond to ElectraMeccanica’s claims before they went public. Tevva gave full and open access at every point in the process to ElectraMeccanica’s advisors and management, with full financial due diligence prior to signing the definitive agreement and senior members of the ElectraMeccanica executive team in residence for many weeks at Tevva’s UK facility. Tevva strongly refutes the basis under which the planned merger was terminated, with no regard to the agreement termination protocol, and will be seeking recourse through due legal process. Tevva will shortly go public on its rebuttal of the ElectraMeccanica claims via the company’s advisors”.
Tevva continues to attract interest from customers in its 7.5t battery-electric truck and the company has held a number of open days and customer demonstrations in recent weeks, including a successful acceptance test with TG Lynes ahead of vehicle handover in December. The Tevva battery-electric truck will be TG Lynes’ first truck for use in central London and the company was highly complementary about the vehicle’s performance. Tevva also has a number of trucks in build for handover to other customers.