Growth Timeline

Tevva opens its doors in Brentwood, UK

September 1, 2013

Tevva establishes an electric truck manufacturing and technology base in Brentwood, Essex, UK and starts product development of its prototype.

Start of discussions with UPS

2014

Agreement to produce a prototype for UPS, and grant aid to do so is secured.

Prototype development

2015

Working with Innovate UK and industry leading partners in logistics, prototype development begins on Tevva’s electric truck and electric truck technology

Rigorous testing & development in all conditions and on all roads

2016

Tevva’s goal to produce a true all purpose electric truck is proven, and the truck is showcased in UPS Sustainability Report 2016, published early 2017  

2016 Low CVP Low Carbon Champions – Winner

September 14, 2016

Tevva wins the 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards – Low Carbon Innovation by an SME. According to the judges, Tevva has produced a very impressive Range Extended Electric solution for HGVs which is applicable to both new-build vehicles and the retrofit of older, more polluting vehicles. They described it as a highly practical product, which could significantly reduce emissions for both existing and new vehicles.

Winner – Transport Technology of the Year Award – Business Green

December 2, 2016

Tevva wins ‘Transport Technology of the Year 2016’ for its Extended Range Electric Trucks. In early December 2016, 200 executives from across the UK’s clean tech sector gathered at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in central London for the second annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards. Hosted in association with Innovate UK, the awards ceremony brought together some of the most exciting and inspiring companies operating in the UK clean tech space.

Tevva’s engineering team doubles in size

2017

From an initial core team of 7, doubling to 15 strong

Tevva acquires Vayon Energy Storage

February 1, 2017

Tevva aquires the assets and IP of Vayon Energy Storage Ltd, adding the high-tech design & integration of batteries and battery management systems to its in-house technical capabilities. This acquisition further enhances and accelerates Tevva’s capability to innovate and integrate EV technologies, and to drive down manufacturing costs.

Start work with K+N

2017

K+N address the needs of its customers for low emission vehicles. In this case, Costa Coffee have goals to lower the overall carbon footprint of their fleets delivering to town centre locations throughout the UK. Through partnership with OLEV’s LEFT programme, Tevva has developed a heavier-weight electric truck to address the heavier payload requirements for refrigerated eTrucks.

2017 Low CVP Low Carbon Champions – Winner

October 11, 2017

For the second year running, Tevva wins the Low CVP, Low Carbon Champions Award in the category: Low Carbon Innovation by an SME. This time in partnership with Aquafuel for the development of a near-zero emission range extender fuelled by glycerine.

Tevva continues to increase its profile amongst policymakers

2018

Evidenced by our participation in key events in both the Low Carbon and Industrial Strategy calendar, such as ZEV summit, Road to Zero, with increasing exposure from Dept of BEIS

Rapid growth of Tevva team from 15 to 64 strong

2018

In support of the company’s rapidly growing, technology-led, sub-system and electric truck development and with the growing demands and opportunities in the marketplace, Tevva attracts key talent to its board, management team and engineering departments.

Battery End of Life Programme – Project Valuable Launch

January 1, 2018

The start of a 3 year R&D project where Tevva takes a leading role as an eTruck manufacturer to support the creation of the Battery Value Chain in the UK. Tevva is uniquely positioned to support this important work in driving sustainability in battery use and reuse, because of its in-house battery manufacturing capabilities and experience. Kick off meeting with HSSMI and partners.

Tevva announces leasing option

2018

Leasing option removes operator concerns regarding residual values and maintenance costs; and eliminates the hurdle of increased upfront capital expenditure.

Tevva invited to join the PM Theresa May on her visit to China

January 30, 2018

Tevva invited to join the PM on Trade Mission to China, along with other leading Automotive and other industries key to the export ambitions of the UK . Tevva CEO Asher Bennett said: “City authorities in both the UK and China are placing a high priority on tackling city air quality and the negative impact of NOx and particulate pollution on health. Tevva is at the forefront of truck technologies that can make zero emission freight movement not just a practical reality, but actually the norm and cheaper than diesel over the life of the vehicle. The benefits of this technology are already being recognised within the freight industry – as demonstrated by our growing order book and we are delighted to join the Prime Minister in China as an example of the best of British high technology manufacturing.”

Invesment by Bharat Forge Announced

June 14, 2018

Tevva welcomed a £10m investment by Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), a technology-driven Indian metal forming multinational, which will spearhead its global expansion ambitions and create further jobs and investment at its Chelmsford, Essex plant. Bharat Forge, part of the Kalyani Group, a conglomerate with multi-sectoral interests, has been working on its research, design and technology strategy in the Electric Vehicle space over the last few years. Tevva will strengthen BFL’s research and development activities in the e-mobility space. Tevva has licenced its technology to BFL for the Indian market, giving Tevva unprecedented access to the massive Indian truck market.

Tevva ReX eTruck proves its range capabilities & pence per mile

June 18, 2018

During routine testing and demonstration activity, we achieved 1000 Km between plug-ins – proving beyond all doubt the unlimited range capabilities of the Tevva eTruck with ReX fitted.

Tevva eTruck proves its capabilities responding to real-time, dynamic Clean Air Zone, Leeds

June 22, 2018

A year long collaboration with partners expert in air quality monitoring, and IoT, proved the capabilities of the Tevva ReX eTruck’s onboard software to interface with real-time air and traffic inputs, switching to electric-only-mode when entering a dynamic air quality zone. Leeds City Council are champions in clean air and demonstrated to themselves and other cities through this work, the alternatives available to fixed charging zones. Find out more here.

Independent Battery Testing – Our EV Battery passes with flying colours

October 30, 2018

Working with our globally recognised automotive testing laboratory partner MIRA Technology, we have already certified our traction battery to comply with United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regulation 38.3. Additionally, our traction battery and high voltage distribution system has also been certified, by MIRA, as compliant with UNECE Regulation 100 Rev 1. Pushing the bar even higher, we are about to complete our latest certification programme and our traction battery technology certified to comply with ENECE Regulation 100 Rev 2 Part 2.

Tevva receives orders from 6 further fleets

December 10, 2018

Orders received from early adopters in a range of sectors operating a range of duty-cycles including temperature controlled distribution.

Tevva fulfilling UPS upfit order

April 2, 2019

After a successful extended trial, UPS went on to order more of their iconic brown delivery vans to be upfitted with Tevva eTruck Technology, repowering them with eTruck technology from Tevva. The first of these vehicles are now fully operational in fleets.

Official launch of UPS REEV’s in Birmingham and Southampton

September 3, 2019

Today, UPS introduced a new line of range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) to its fleets serving Birmingham and Southampton, UK to overcome the range limitations of pure electic vehicles within the logistics industry. The advanced technology was developed in collaboration with Tevva and allows vehicles to automatically switch to zero emissions electric power when entering urban areas and clean air zones. Read the full story and Press Release on www.tevva.com/news.  

Tevva joins other countries, cities and companies as a member of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance

September 23, 2019

Tevva becomes the newest member of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance- a coalition of countries, cities and companies –  announced today, as part of the TDA’s presence at UN Climate Action Summit in NYC. The President of Costa Rica will likely represent all members of the TDA, who have succeeded, along with the broader coalition members of ACT in getting transport firmly on the agenda at the most senior level, as a key initiative for climate action at this key political UN summit. “Transport is the make or break of global climate action. ACT delivers transport action on the ground and will create a better future for millions of people.” says Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica.

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