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Tevva joins Transport Decarbonisation Alliance

Tevva joins Transport Decarbonisation Alliance

Electric commercial vehicle technology expert, Tevva, has joined the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), a unique collaboration of countries, cities and companies formed to accelerate the transport sector’s drive towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Chelmsford-based company was unveiled as the newest TDA member at the height of the UNSG Climate Action Summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York. 

Despite being responsible for nearly a quarter (24%) of all harmful greenhouse gas emissions globally, the topic of transport is often neglected in climate change policy discussions, but the TDA’s work within the broad coalition promoting the Action towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT) initiative has made sure it is firmly on the agenda in New York. 

Tevva, which has developed a unique and bespoke solution for the electrification of the medium duty (7.5t – 14t) urban distribution industry, joins countries like the Netherlands, France and Portugal, cities including Rotterdam and Lisbon as well as other like-minded businesses as a member of the Alliance. 

David Thackray, Tevva Sales and Marketing Director, said: “For Tevva, as a pre-eminent player in the drive to bring electric trucks to the market at real scale, joining the TDA as its first eTruck technology provider was an obvious and natural leadership decision.  The opportunity to combine our efforts in collaboration with such an influential and concerted cohort of change agents is something we have proactively sought to do as part of our commitment to engage at country and policy level to drive real climate change in transport.” 

The TDA estimates that, if action on transport emissions is not taken immediately, the amount of harmful greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere could rise by 50% by 2050, which is also its target for a net zero emissions economy. 

With that in mind, Tevva has joined the Alliance to amplify the message of urgency, the transport industry’s need to adopt new technologies, the requirement for Government policies to support that adoption the need for support for vehicle manufacturers to deliver the necessary volume. 

Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands and Chair of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Tevva as the newest member of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance. Tevva is our first eTruck specialist and our first UK Member. A new, fast-growing company developing exciting new products for the low carbon economy, today. Increasing the supply of zero emission commercial vehicles is one of the key steps to decarbonise transport. We look forward to working with them to accelerate the global decarbonisation of transport.” 

Tevva has developed a range of new technologies that can be integrated into any medium duty truck to offer a pure electric drivetrain, which can then be enhanced with a unique range extender that maximises the range of the vehicle from 150km to as much as 400km by charging the truck’s battery while it is in motion. 

Tevva’s proprietary technologies cover the battery pack, battery management, drive system and range extender and include a state-of-the-art vehicle control and telematics system which safely manages the vehicle and enables low running costs by optimising use of the battery and range extender.  

For back-to-base delivery applications, the operator benefits from a lower total cost of ownership, zero or near-zero emissions, low noise levels, no range anxiety and a superior driver experience. 

Earlier this month, Tevva announced a partnership with global logistics giant, UPS, which is now using its technology on board trucks in Birmingham and Southampton after a successful trial of the technology.

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