British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has entered into a strategic partnership with Ecobat, one of the global leaders in battery recycling, for the repair, repurposing and recycling of its lithium-ion batteries. The partnership kicks off with a 12-month pilot phase for first-life battery management, with the opportunity to expand into additional energy storage and recycling solutions.
Tevva is committed to ‘circular economy’ principles, zero waste and reducing costs when it comes to managing the most expensive item on its electric trucks – the lithium-ion battery. By engaging global battery experts Ecobat, the company is demonstrating its commitment to providing customers with the best and fastest possible service, while minimising potential impact on the environment.
“Ecobat is thrilled to partner with a company like Tevva, one that’s committed to efficient, effective and sustainable resource management, to extend the lifecycle of their lithium-ion batteries,” said Tom Seward, EU Key Accounts Director at Ecobat. “Working with pioneers like Tevva to support their battery management gives Ecobat the opportunity to expand its lithium-ion recycling footprint and further the circular energy economy.
Tevva’s 7.5 t battery-electric truck has recently entered mass production at the company’s London facility. The Tevva truck offers up to 227 km from its 105 kWh battery on a single charge, and is ideal for last-mile and urban delivery fleets. This will be followed by a 7.5 t hydrogen-electric truck, which benefits from a hydrogen range-extender that enhances vehicle range to up to 570 km.