Interview with Sales & Marketing Director, David Thackray
The Food Service industry, servicing inner cities and urban areas is widely implicated in the move to Zero Emission Zones and is a fast moving and innovative sector, characterised in recent weeks by its dramatic business model changes to address the current COVID crisis. Supplying key workers, creating home delivery services, cooking and delivering meals to care homes and hospitals, and more. Thomas Franks Feeding Communities Project is a prime example, also Savona Foods Home Deliveries to alleviate the need for key workers to go to supermarkets or wait for available delivery slots from supermarkets.
This adaptability explains why foodservice companies have been some of the first to want to adopt REEV technologies to enable zero emission deliveries in urban areas. Recent Tevva press coverage has showcased several foodservice companies, whether a direct purchase, or as early participants in the Tevva electrify initiative announced lated 2019.
The food-service industy faces particular challenges with regards to fleet electrification, and since we arent able to visit customers or travel ourselves at the moment, we were able to pin David down to a useful interview to address some of the FAQ’s regarding how our technology works particularly well for this sector!
All commercial freight vehicle duty cycles give rise to substantial variations in the energy requirements from the battery, but temperature-controlled operations redouble those uncertainties. To meet all the potential needs, a battery electric vehicle (BEV) without a range extender will need a battery of a size and weight that renders the vehicle economically unviable.
Range-extender technology, coupled with autonomous predictive software enable the deployment of fully electric vehicles, irrespective of duty cycle and critically, at a competitive total cost of ownership.
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