Tevva has secured EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) for its 7.5-tonne battery-electric truck. 

As a result, the British electric vehicle manufacturer can start producing and selling the vehicle across the UK and Europe. 

The granting of type approval represents a key regulatory step in the development and commercialisation of all vehicles.

Therefore, Tevva will become the first British company to receive EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval for a 7.5-tonne electric truck. 

The company has moved quickly to get its first vehicles out to customers. 

For example, the first mass-produced electric trucks will be received by a variety of customers soon.

For example, Expect Distribution, Travis Perkins and Royal Mail are three operators who will run the trucks. 

In total, the company expects to sell up to 1,000 electric trucks in 2023. 

Tevva founder and CEO Asher Bennett spoke of his delight in getting type approval.

“We continue to ‘charge on’ as a company and reach new milestones, with type approval being the most important landmark.

“I am incredibly proud of our team who have worked tirelessly to secure this certification.”

Continuing, Bennett said: “We are on a mission to make sustainable trucks accessible at scale. 

“Furthermore, we believe our technology will empower the sector and governments to meet net-zero goals. 

“By embracing both hydrogen and electric fuel sources, we can rethink the energy mix in transport. 

“In addition, we can reduce strain on our electricity grid and accelerate electric truck adoption.”

Meanwhile, to receive whole vehicle type approval, the Tevva electric truck underwent 30 system tests. 

These evaluations included electric safety and electromagnetic compatibility tests. 

The company’s electric truck offers up to 140 miles from its 105kWh battery on a single charge. 

It will be followed later in 2023 by a hydrogen-electric truck with 354 miles of driving range.