Tevva launches the first UK-designed 7.5 tonne electric truck
In today’s Electek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):
- Tevva launches an electric truck ready for production at its new factory in the UK.
- The longest submarine electric cable in the world, between the United Kingdom and Norway, is put into service.
- ChargeUp Europe announces its 18th member.
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Tevva’s new electric truck
UK has banned new ICE vehicles from 2030, so UK electric truck maker Tevva responded by unveiling the first UK-designed 7.5 tonne electric truck for mass production in the UK market. It will be able to carry up to 16 Euro-pallets. Tevva says the total cost of ownership of its new truck is comparable to that of a diesel truck. The company is now taking bookings with a deposit of £ 1,000 per truck.
It offers a range of up to 160 miles (250 km) as a pure battery electric vehicle (BEV), or up to 310 miles (500 km) with its patented range extension technology (REX), which has now been upgraded to use hydrogen. fuel tanks.
The Tevva truck will be manufactured at a new 11,000 square meter (118,400 square foot) plant in the Freeport of London on the Thames Region. Freeport is “an economic zone connecting Ford’s world-class Dagenham engine plant to the global ports of London Gateway and Tilbury, with a focus on the introduction of electric and autonomous vehicle technology along the A13 corridor. to London ”.
The new Tevva plant is expected to create 1,000 additional skilled jobs in mechanics, software, engineering and manufacturing over the next 24 months.
Tevva’s electric truck is expected to be rolled out in mid-2022 with the goal of producing 3,000 a year by 2023.
The North Sea link is over
The world’s longest submarine power cable that carries clean energy from Norway to the UK is now operational. The clean energy source is hydroelectricity.
It is a joint venture between British National Grid and the Norwegian grid operator Statnett.
The 450 mile (725 km) cable connects the Norwegian village of Kvilldal and the town of Blyth in Northumberland.
The UK’s National Grid says the 450-mile North Sea Link, as it’s called, will import enough full-capacity hydropower of 1,400 megawatts (MW) to power 1.4 million homes. It will start up with a maximum capacity of 700 MW, then grow to 1,400 MW over three months.
The North Sea Link project cost £ 1.4 billion ($ 1.9 billion) and lasted six years. It will avoid 23 million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2030.
The national network writing:
When wind power generation is high and electricity demand is low in Britain, [North Sea Link] will export renewable energy from the UK, conserving water in Norwegian reservoirs. When demand is high in Britain and wind generation is low, hydropower can be imported from Norway, helping to ensure a safe, affordable and sustainable electricity supply for UK consumers.
ChargeUp Europe is growing again
Charge Up Europe, the industrial association for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure sector in Europe, today announced that the French multinational energy management company Schneider Electric has become its 18th member.
Schneider Electric integrates process and energy technologies for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
ChargeUp Europe has more than 300,000 charging points in the European Union.
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