Tevva truck delivered to MIRA Technology Institute

Students and apprentices at the MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) have received a new Tevva battery-electric truck to understand how the technology works.

The 7.5 tonne Tevva battery-electric truck will be based at the MTI’s workshops and will be accessible for students to see how the technology works in practice.  

It comes as part of the institute’s plans for students to gain awareness through its courses of both electric and hybrid vehicles, by inspecting, diagnosing and rectifying systems and components in such vehicles.

Since opening, the institute has included 42,500 students and delegates with more than 3,100 studying for accredited qualifications, from a Level 1 Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) certificate up to Masters’ degrees. More than 17,100 automotive professionals have taken part in professional development activities too.

Lisa Bingley, Operations Director for the MTI said: “We chose to invest in a Tevva vehicle because the brand is spearheading the rapid shift to decarbonisation and cleaner greener freight. The Tevva truck is driven by two electric traction motors that use no rare earth materials and is equipped with a regenerative braking system that harnesses kinetic energy to boost vehicle range.

“It also boasts an innovative high voltage power distribution system and proprietary embedded software, so the presence of the truck in our workshop will really help to contextualise students’ knowledge and enhance their learning experience and understanding of EV technology.” 

Ken Scott, Managing Director of Tevva said: “The decarbonisation of trucking and wider transportation not only relies on new technology, but people. We need people with the skills and knowledge of how battery-electric and hydrogen-electric powertrains work.

“The MTI is doing an excellent job of addressing the skills gap and training a new generation of engineers and technicians. Tevva is delighted to be part of this vital endeavour.”

Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Chair of the MTI Operations Board, and Principal and Chief Executive North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College said: “The arrival of the Tevva truck marks a major milestone in our ability to bring to life the impact of the very latest technology now being used within the logistics sector. 

“We are delighted to be able to provide the MTI with this cutting-edge equipment to help inspire our students with enthusiasm for their future career progression.”

Image courtest of Tevva

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