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British-built Tevva electric truck gets green light for mass production

British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has secured European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval for its 7.5 tonne battery-electric truck.

It means that Tevva can start producing and selling in volume across the UK and Europe.

With this Tevva becomes the first British company to receive EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval for a 7.5t electric truck.

The first mass produced electric trucks have started to be delivered to customers from its UK base.

The company expects to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks in 2023, with Royal Mail already signed up to receive some of these.

Tevva claims its 7.5t electric truck offers up to 140 miles (227 km) from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge, making it suitable for last-mile and urban delivery fleets.

It will be followed later in 2023 by a 7.5t hydrogen-electric truck, which benefits from a hydrogen range-extender that enhances vehicle range to up to 354 miles (570km).