The 7.5 tonne Tevva battery electric truck was delivered to the MIRA Technology Institute (MTI). The vehicle is now based at the MTI’s state-of-the-art workshops and will be instantly accessible for every student enabling them to see how the technology works in practice.

“It was fantastic to watch our new Tevva truck roll into the workshop today”, commented Lisa Bingley, Operations Director for the MTI. “We chose to invest in a Tevva vehicle because the brand is spearheading the rapid shift to decarbonisation and cleaner greener freight. The Tevva truck is driven by two electric traction motors that use no rare earth materials and is equipped with a regenerative braking system that harnesses kinetic energy to boost vehicle range. It also boasts an innovative high voltage power distribution system and proprietary embedded software, so the presence of the truck in our workshop will really help to contextualise students’ knowledge and enhance their learning experience and understanding of EV technology.”

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Tevva BEV truck at MIRA

Ken Scott, Managing Director of Tevva, added: “The decarbonisation of trucking and wider transportation not only relies on new technology, but people. We need people with the skills and knowledge of how battery-electric and hydrogen-electric powertrains work. The MTI is doing an excellent job of addressing the skills gap and training a new generation of engineers and technicians. Tevva is delighted to be part of this vital endeavour.”

The MTI was developed to support the automotive sector by focusing on emerging technology areas including connected and autonomous vehicles and electric cars. Its unique Skills Escalator is the first of its kind in the UK where students and delegates can progress naturally through the levels within the same institution. It has welcomed so far over 42,500 students and delegates, including over 3,100 studying for accredited qualifications from a Level 1 Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) certificate up to Masters’ degrees, and over 850 apprenticeships at all levels.

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