Tevva receives multi-million £ budget for truck development
UK electric truck manufacturer Tevva has secured a £4.2 million (just under €5 million) grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop the next generation of medium-duty electric trucks with fuel cell range extenders and gross vehicle weights between 7.5 and 19 tonnes.
Tevva presents 7.5 tonne truck with range extender
The English company Tevva has presented a 7.5-tonne truck that is supposed to have a range of up to 250 kilometres in electric drive mode and a range of up to 500 kilometres with the FC range extender activated. Production of the Tevva truck is scheduled to start in July 2022.
Tevva to deploy electric trucks across Europe
The commercial electric vehicle company Tevva has launched an initiative called Electrify to enable logistics fleets to commence electrification of medium-duty HGVs across Europe from Spring next year. Electrify allows companies to deploy Tevva’s package of EV technologies in a neat starter package.
UK: UPS rolls-out Rex EVs powered by Tevva Motors
The logistics giant UPS plans to bring 15 electric vans with range extenders onto British roads in the next few weeks and deploy them permanently. In the EVs developed in cooperation with Tevva Motors, a small diesel engine is used to charge the batteries.
Nissan, Freedom Trucking, Tevva Motors, Evatran.
Leaf security glitch? Security researcher Troy Hunt says that because certain functions can be activated by simply entering the vehicle ID in the NissanConnect app, a Nissan Leaf can easily be hacked. There is no real danger. But hackers could i.e. slowly drain the battery. bbc.com, troyhunt.com
400 miles of freedom: U.S. company Freedom Trucking will soon launch an electric truck with a range of 400 miles (640 km). The vehicle was developed together with Ohio State University and will be put to work between Chicago and Minneapolis later this year. The batteries are provided by Oakridge Global Energy.
First orders: British Tevva Motors will now take orders for its range extender powertrain, which can be used to retrofit any 7.5t truck. It features a 120 kW electric motor and 66 kWh battery pack, the range extender unit, as well as Tevva’s self-developed Predictive Range Extender Management System (PREMS).
Wirelessly charging Tesla: Evatran has opened the order books for its wireless charging system for the Tesla Model S. The 7.2 kW adapter is said to become available by April and can be reserved with a 244 dollar, refundable deposit.
Audi, Samsung SDI, Tesla, Tevva Motors.
Audi fuel cell concept: The h-tron quattro concept on display in Detroit is based on the Q6 and the e-tron concept. The h-tron’s fuel cell stack boasts 110 kW, complemented by a 100 kW battery. Range is estimated at 600 km and Audi aims to launch a production version by 2020.
autocar.co.uk, carscoops.com, theverge.com
Better batteries: A 600 km range is possible, says Samsung SDI, presenting their newly developed battery cells with a 20 to 30 percent higher energy density in Detroit. Currently at prototype stage, the Korean company believes the batteries will be ready for serial production by 2020.
Tesla updates Autopilot: Version 7.1 of Tesla’s on-board software is now available. The update tames self-driving capability in residential areas, limiting maximum speed to 5 mph above posted limits. It also optimises speed adjustments to make turning the corner or exiting highways more comfortable. Parking is also fully automated, meaning owners with a garage can now “summon” their car remotely.
teslamotors.com, carscoops.com, transportevolved.com
Electric truck trial: British Tevva Motors retrofitted a 7.5 tonner by Chinese JAC with its range-extender technology. Using a 120 kW electric drive, electric range is given at 100 miles and increases to 370 miles once the diesel range extender kicks in. The project is supported by the British government.