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Ecobat partners with Tevva for first-life battery management

Battery expert Ecobat has entered into a strategic partnership with British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva for the repair, repurposing and recycling of its lithium-ion batteries.

The partnership kicks off with a 12-month pilot phase for first-life battery management, with the opportunity to expand into additional energy storage and recycling solutions.

In the case that an issue arises during vehicle life, Ecobat says it will ensure Tevva’s in-house assembled lithium-ion batteries are handled, diagnosed and repaired using the most effective and environmentally friendly methods.

Tevva says it is committed to ‘circular economy’ principles, zero waste and reducing costs when it comes to managing the most expensive item on its electric trucks – the lithium-ion battery.

“Tevva is committed to providing the best possible customer service while promoting a circular approach to battery management,” said Tevva founder and CEO Asher Bennett.

“By agreeing this strategic partnership with Ecobat, a company with proven credentials in minimising waste, honouring resources, and respecting rare earth metals, we are letting our customers know that we’ve got their back in the worst-case scenario, while also being a responsible corporate citizen by preparing for battery end of life.”

Tevva’s 7.5t battery-electric truck has recently entered mass production at the company’s London facility.

According to firm, the Tevva truck offers up to 227 km from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge, and is ideal for last-mile and urban delivery fleets.

This will be followed by a 7.5t hydrogen-electric truck, which benefits from a hydrogen range-extender that enhances vehicle range to up to 570 km.