UK’s Tevva unveils 19-tonne hydrogen truck, expands into EU 

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 21, 2022

Electric and hydrogen truck OEM Tevva has unveiled its 19-tonne hydrogen-electric truck, while also announcing its expansion plans for mainland Europe.

Its largest truck platform launch to date, Tevva’s 19t hydrogen-electric model represents a significant milestone and highlights the scalability of its technology. As with the 7.5t hydrogen-electric model, the 19t variant benefits from the company’s dual energy system, combining lithium-ion batteries and a hydrogen fuel cell range extender.

The truck is expected to have a range of up to 500km depending on the number of hydrogen cylinders specified, which can be refilled in 10 minutes.

Tevva is pioneering a practical hydrogen fuel cell application that is unique to medium-duty trucks. By adding a hydrogen fuel cell range extender that replenishes the battery throughout the day, Tevva has created zero-emission urban trucks that eliminate range anxiety and can replace diesel trucks on all routes.

The dual energy system also futureproofs Tevva and its customers as Europe transitions away from fossil fuels and looks to decarbonise the transportation sector.

The company has already started production at its UK facility where it has begun to build European vehicles. Work is underway for a second facility in mainland Europe, which will utilise Tevva’s agile low-capex, rapid implementation production system and double manufacturing capacity to 6000 trucks per year by 2024.

Each facility will produce 7.5t to 19t (US Class 5 to 8) trucks for customers in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Benelux. Tevva is targeting these markets before expanding its reach into other parts of Europe, North America and the Middle East.