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UK-based electric truck start-up Tevva has received European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) for its 7.5-tonne zero-emission truck, allowing the company to mass produce and sell the vehicle across the UK and Europe. 

Tevva claims it is the first British company to receive ECWVTA approval for a 7.5-tonne electric truck, after the vehicle passed up to 30 tests including for electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility. 

The Essex-based firm has already begun delivering the trucks to customers, including Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins, and Royal Mail, and expects to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks this year. 


Designed for last mile and urban deliveries, the 7.5-tonne electric truck has a range of up to 140 miles from a 105kWh battery, and can replenish its charge from 0 to 90 percent in five hours. 

A future model is planned to be offered with a hydrogen range-extender, which the company says raises the truck’s range to 354 miles. 

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."

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Harry Leahey 24/01/23