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Tevva has received £4.2 million to help develop the company’s next generation of zero-emission, long-range medium-duty electric trucks.

Specifically, the funding will be used as part of the SANGREAL project, a collaborative effort between Tevva and Advanced Electric Machines (AEM), an internationally recognized producer of e-motors.

The project aims at accelerating the development of Tevva’s medium- to heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles for the 7.5–19 tonne “back to base” logistics market. Tevva is designing and developing an electric transaxle and intelligent vehicle propulsion control system, in order to optimize the performance, range and, reliability of the existing H2 Fuel Cell.

The company also claims that the SANGREAL project will deliver environmental benefits to the industry as well as to society, ensuring that “the UK remains at the forefront of the global fight against climate change” and retains its “position as a world leader” in the field of environment-friendly automotive technologies.

Tevva’s funding is part of a broader range of grants given out by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). In fact, Tevva’s £4.2 million forms the largest share of the £5.7 million given out by the APC.

“We are humbled and proud to be receiving this grant to continue developing Tevva’s groundbreaking technology in the EV market,” says Ken Scott, Tevva’s Chief Engineer.

“The future movement of people and goods needs to be efficient and green. There has been real progress in the decarbonisation of cars to meet the UK Government’s plans to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030. However, the pathways for Medium and Heavy duty and long-range transport are less clear,” says Jon Beasley, Business Development and Programmes Director for the APC.

“Further innovation and technology development is needed to decarbonise our buses, HDVs and off-highway vehicles and this is why we are delighted to be supporting Tevva and Advanced Electric Machines to deliver ground-breaking projects such SANGREAL.”

“These new technologies, when deployed, are expected to deliver market-leading performance,” says James Widmer, CEO of AEM. “We are impressed by Tevva’s progress and see the true potential in the company to develop groundbreaking technology to sustain heavy weighted zero-emission trucks. We are confident that the funding provided by this grant will help drive the clean freight industry forward.”

Tevva recently revealed the first British-designed 7.5 tonne electric truck intended for mass production. The company opened its order books last month and is expecting to deliver the vehicles from Q3 2022.

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