Loop Energy™ customer Tevva Motors has successfully launched the first of its 7.5t hydrogen-electric trucks at the Road Transport Expo in Warwickshire, UK, on Thursday, June 30. Loop Energy’s team members attended the launch to congratulate Tevva and answer questions about the fuel cell system.
The electric and hydrogen truck pioneer is the first company to launch a commercially available hydrogen-electric truck platform in the UK. Employing range extender technology, the truck utilizes Loop Energy’s T505 Series (50 kW) fuel cell system in tandem with a battery. The truck’s launch follows Loop Energy’s eFlow™ technology winning the competitive tender process in 2021, which resulted in Tevva placing initial orders.
Key takeaways from the launch:
- Tevva’s hydrogen-electric truck will have a range of up to 310 miles / 500 kilometres, and its hydrogen tanks can be refilled in 10 minutes.
- It is the first vehicle of its kind to be manufactured, designed and mass-produced in the UK.
- The 7.5-tonne hydrogen-electric truck comfortably meets (and exceeds) demanding duty cycles for nearly all urban and extra-urban use cases.
- The truck is powered by Loop Energy’s T505 (50 kW) fuel cell system.
What Loop Energy President & CEO, Ben Nyland said:
“We are extremely happy to provide our fuel cell system to power the revolutionary zero-emissions truck Tevva is bringing to market. From the tender process through to the integration of the first vehicles, we have been consistently impressed with the vision and execution of the entire Tevva team.
“Trucks like Tevva’s hydrogen-electric platform will be critical to achieving the emissions reduction targets necessary to address climate change. Their commitment to scale quickly reflects the sense of urgency with which the transportation industry needs to approach the deployment of zero-emission commercial vehicles.
“We believe the combination of Tevva’s proven range-extended platform with Loop Energy’s leading fuel cell system can be a key contributor to the decarbonization of transportation in Europe and North America. We look forward to a very fruitful relationship over the coming years.”
About Tevva Motors Ltd.
Tevva is a British electric and hydrogen truck pioneer. Tevva designs and manufactures zero-emission medium-duty trucks with a revolutionary combination of battery electric and hydrogen fuel-cell range extender technology. Tevva trucks are built to revitalize urban freight and logistics – optimising range, cost, driver experience, and environmental impact. Tevva trucks are already on the road and have accrued hundreds of thousands of miles in customer hands. For more information, please visit https://www.tevva.com.
About Loop Energy Inc.
Loop Energy is a leading designer and manufacturer of fuel cell systems targeted for the electrification of commercial vehicles, including light commercial vehicles, transit buses and medium and heavy-duty trucks. Loop’s products feature the company’s proprietary eFlow™ technology in the fuel cell stack’s bipolar plates. eFlow™ is designed to enable commercial customers to achieve performance maximization and cost minimization. Loop works with OEMs and major vehicle sub-system suppliers to enable the production of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. For more information about how Loop is driving towards a zero-emissions future, visit www.loopenergy.com.