Tevva launches in mainland Europe and unveils a 19-tonne hydrogen electric truck
Tevva officially launches at the mainland European IAA Transportation show in Hannover, Germany
Tevva expanded its customer offering at the world-renowned trade fair for commercial mobility, transport and logistic industries
Adding a 19-tonne truck model means Tevva can target decarbonisation of the entire medium-duty truck segment
Tevva was joined in Hannover by customers including Kinaxia Logistics, Codognotto and FM Logistic.
Sunday 18 September 2022: Electric and hydrogen truck OEM Tevva will unveil its 19-tonne hydrogen-electric truck and announce its strategy for mainland Europe at the IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany, from Monday 19 September.
The company is partnering with its broad portfolio of customers, including Kinaxia Logistics, Codognotto and FM Logistic, to showcase its range of full-electric and hydrogen-electric, medium-duty 7.5t to 19t (Class 5 to 8) truck solutions designed for the European market.
Its largest truck platform launch to date, Tevva's 19t hydrogen-electric model, represents a significant milestone and highlights the scalability of its technology. As with the 7.5t hydrogen-electric model, the 19t variant benefits from the company's revolutionary dual energy system, combining lithium-ion batteries and a hydrogen fuel cell range extender. The truck is expected to have a range of up to 500km depending on the number of hydrogen cylinders specified and can refill in 10 minutes.
Tevva is pioneering a practical hydrogen fuel cell application unique to medium-duty trucks. By adding a hydrogen fuel cell range extender that replenishes the battery, Tevva has created zero-emission urban trucks that eliminate range anxiety and can replace diesel trucks on all routes. The dual energy system also futureproofs Tevva and its customers as Europe transitions away from fossil fuels and looks to decarbonise the transportation sector.
Tevva believes hydrogen is a solid potential to be a vital part of the renewable energy mix for European commercial transportation. Major European governments such as Germany, France and the UK, have all committed to hydrogen strategies resulting in significant inward investment. Tevva is investing in and partnering with stakeholders from the hydrogen value chain to develop a turn-key solution to accelerate hydrogen-electric truck adoption. Tevva aims to make green hydrogen simple, safe and cost-effective for its customers by managing their energy procurement.
The company has already started production at its UK facility, where it has begun to build European vehicles. Work is underway for a second facility in mainland Europe, utilising Tevva's agile low-Capex, rapid implementation production system, doubling Tevva's annual manufacturing capacity to 6,000 trucks by 2024.
Each facility will produce 7.5t to19t (Class 5 to 8) trucks for customers in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Benelux countries. Tevva will start in these markets before expanding its reach into other parts of Europe, North America and the Middle East.
Tevva Founder and CEO Asher Bennett said: "Tevva's momentum continues. We have already rolled out two 7.5t truck models in the past year and are now unveiling our 19t hydrogen-electric truck offering.
"The 19t-truck market is a vast and exciting opportunity for Tevva in Europe. We have created a truly differentiated product and service offering to complement the needs of our European customers. We have already received significant interest in the 19t model and look forward to collaborating with our customers and industry partners to create a pan-European fleet electrification ecosystem.
"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 hydrogen, we can rethink the energy mix in transport, reduce strain on our electricity grid and accelerate electric truck adoption. Through Tevva, the future is within range."
Alfonso Lopez, Transport Director FM Logistic Ibérica, said: "FM Logistic are proud to collaborate with Tevva on this project. Both companies share ambitions of innovation and sustainability that, in the medium term, will lead to great projects in Europe. The supply chain is an essential link in our globalised world. What we do directly affects people, cities, society and the world we all live in. By Supply Change, we mean turning the supply chain into an omnichannel and sustainable ecosystem. That serves one purpose: make responsible consumption available for all."
Matteo Codognotto, Marketing & Innovation Group Director at Codognotto, said: "The decarbonisation of transport stands out among the objectives of the EU, which is pushing for alternative solutions to traditional technologies and fuels - core activities within the Codognotto Innovation Team.
"When we met Phil Henrick - Sales and Aftersales Director at Tevva Electric Trucks - within the ALICE (Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe) working table, our team was investigating the progress of the electric freight solution on the market. Tevva's electrification proposal perfectly met our needs, allowing us to approach this new green world through a testing and evaluation program.
"We are happy today to bring our experience to the IAA, demonstrating that the commitment made by electric vehicle manufacturers and transport companies is more concrete and tangible than ever, but the road to decarbonisation still faces many challenges.
"We will reach the goal of zero-emission transport only thanks to a strong synergy between the public and private sectors: we are ready to make some substantial investments, but we need support in terms of public funding and adequate infrastructures to use sustainable heavy-duty vehicles on our roads."
Kinaxia Logistics Chief Executive Simon Hobbs said: "As a large and growing transport organisation, we are constantly looking at ways to improve our environmental performance, particularly concerning CO2 emissions.
"Over the years, we have implemented several measures, including better vehicle utilisation, driver training and trialling different fuel types. As a result of our collaboration with Tevva, we have the opportunity to trial our first electric vehicle as another element of our overall environmental reduction strategy.
"We are very grateful to Tevva for providing this opportunity, and we are excited to test the truck and explore this option further. Being involved in the project and working alongside the Tevva team has been a pleasure. We wish them every success with the launch of the vehicle."
Notes to editors:
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Specifications of the hydrogen-electric vehicle:
The range will be up to 500kilometres or 310miles, depending on the number of hydrogen cylinders specified
Hydrogen refuelling in 10 minutes
Comprehensive telematics enables continuous monitoring of systems
Left or right-hand drive, according to need
Hydrogen fuel cell facts:
Existed in one form or another since the 19thcentury
Around 50,000 hydrogen fuel cell passenger cars have been sold worldwide
"We do technology because it matters and makes a difference to humanity."
Tevva is an electric truck company with a spectrum of options for zero-emission medium to heavy-duty trucks. Our revolutionary hydrogen fuel-cell range extension technology allows our vehicles to do all the work of a diesel truck with total peace of mind about cost, range and environmental impact.
Tevva is leading the charge toward zero-emissions freight and urban logistics. We already have vehicles on the road, getting the job done, and are focused on optimising green hydrogen solutions as part of our proposition.