Tevva secures European approval for electric truck

British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has announced that it will begin producing its 7.5 tonne battery-electric truck in volume after securing European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA).

It becomes the first British company to receive the approval and is now expecting to sell upwards of 1,000 trucks to UK and European customers this year.

Tevva founder and CEO Asher Bennett said: “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.

“We are on a mission to make sustainable trucks accessible at scale and believe our technology will empower the transport sector and the governments of Europe to meet their net-zero goals. By embracing both hydrogen and electric fuel sources, we can rethink the energy mix in transport, reduce strain on our electricity grid and accelerate electric truck adoption.”

Tevva’s 7.5t electric truck offers up to 140 miles from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge.