Tevva truck eligible for plug-in grant
British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has secured government plug-in truck grant (PITrG) eligibility for its 7.5t battery-electric truck.
The news means firms can purchase the vehicle with a potential £16,000 discount from the government’s grant. To be eligible for the policy, N2 vehicles must have a CO2 emissions figure of at least 50% less than the conventional equivalent vehicle that can carry the same capacity – and travel at least 60 miles without any tailpipe emissions at all.
Tevva’s 7.5t battery-electric truck offers up to 140 miles from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge – and the firm says is suitable for last-mile and urban delivery fleets.
The Tevva 7.5t battery-electric truck is the only vehicle from a British manufacturer to qualify for the PITrG, and the third eligible truck to be listed on the government website, the company claim.
The grant pays for 20% of the purchase price – up to a maximum of £16,000.
This news follows Tevva securing European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) for its 7.5t battery-electric truck in January. This meant Tevva could start producing and selling in volume across the UK and Europe – representing the key regulatory step in the development and commercialisation of the business.
Tevva’s 7.5t battery-electric truck will be followed into production by a 7.5t hydrogen-electric truck with a hydrogen range-extender taking it up to 354 miles. The hydrogen-electric truck recently completed a 620-mile ‘border run’ between Tevva’s London HQ and the Scottish border at Berwick-on-Tweed – England’s most northernmost town. The return journey saw the truck cover almost 350 miles alone, without a stop for recharging.
Tevva Founder and CEO Asher Bennett said: “We know first hand that demand for electric trucks is growing at speed, as we have been inundated with requests for our 7.5t battery-electric truck since going into full production last month. Now we are able to offer UK organisations a noticeable discount, thanks to the government grant, which will surely make zero emission trucking even more appealing to fleets.”
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