Why Tevva?

Tevva exists to make electric trucks that are a direct swap without compromise from diesel to electric: the same route, the same payload.

Tevva eTrucks represent the pinnacle of electrical engineering, they are available right now and come with a compelling business case.

While others paint a picture of what may be in years to come, a Tevva can transform your urban distribution fleet right now.

Operate a Tevva eTruck all day long

Electric trucks have significant challenges to overcome, compared to other electric commercial vehicles – they need to be able to work 8-12 hours per day across a variety of routes and distances, unlike cars which are used on average 1.5 hours per day and buses that run on dedicated routes. Tevva has delivered an eTruck that can directly replace an equivalent diesel today. 

Global market, world class expertise

Delivery trucks are a £75 billion global market and demand for a cost effective, zero emission solution is growing by the day. So while Tevva is based in SE England, our aspirations are global and so is our talent base. We have experts from Europe, the USA and Asia who are drawn to us by the sheer technical excellence of the business.

Tevva is helping leaders in logistics deliver on their sustainability goals

Tevva has addressed barriers to electric truck adoption one at a time – excelling in the quality and robustness of its engineering and quickly gaining ground as a leader in eTrucks and eTruck technologies. We work with household names in logistics, and their customers to deliver on their sustainability goals and green fleet credentials.

The Tevva Story

Tougher than the North Circular.

London’s ring road is probably the toughest environment you can think of but actually our technology started life somewhere even more demanding: Under miles of icy water. Tevva’s founder worked on submarine technology in a former career and the issue of range of battery power was one that the sector had be grappling with for years. Seeing the developments in that sector, he realised that there was another application where using every drop of power was vital.

Born under water.

Like submarines, Tevva eTrucks use battery electric propulsion with the option of having a generator to recharge the battery while the vehicle is in motion (the range extender). Also, as in submarines there is a sophisticated system for energy use and optimisation through a bespoke battery management system that both protects the life of the battery cells and, their thermal stability, charging and usage.

The economics are watertight too.

Using all of the battery charge was fundamental in the early days to change the economics in favour of eTruck adoption in fleets, and a legacy we have built on resulting in a comprehensive range of eTrucks that can be considered as true all purpose vehicles – able to do the same work as a diesel but more cleanly and much more cost effectively, and with the option of additional range through bigger battery or range extender.

Tevva technology makes the difference

Whether we are repowering the trucks of delivery giants such as K&N or UPS, or selling complete new-build, each eTruck contains the core technologies of Tevva Drive™, Tevva Power™ and Tevva Link™; have the option of additional range with Tevva ReX™, and are fully digital – every piece of data can be stored on the cloud.

Tevva eTrucks have been proven to be able to respond in real-time to live air quality data switching from range-extender to electric mode in a designated geo-fenced Clean Air Zone.


The future is bright

Catching the attention of investors in cleantech and EV technology, the growth of Tevva’s product and technology development started to accelerate.

In June 2018 Tevva closed an £11.8M investment round.