Heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes has become one of the first businesses to operate a Tevva 7.5 tonne electric truck on the streets of London. “We are delighted to take ownership of this state-of-the-art Tevva truck, which is the next step in our journey towards achieving the ultimate goal of net zero,” said Andrew Ingram, Managing Director of TG Lynes. “While battery electric vehicles are becoming commonplace in the passenger car market, electric commercial vehicle sales are lagging behind. As HDVs make up significant amount of all emissions, it’s vital more businesses consider making the switch”.

Tevva’s 7.5 tonne battery-electric truck

The 7.5 tonne battery-electric truck travels up to 227 km from a single charge of its 105 kWh battery. The introduction of the battery-electric truck is the latest step on the road to net zero for TG Lynes. Last year the business introduced low carbon Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) vehicles to its 18-tonne fleet, making them 90 per cent more carbon efficient as they carry out daily deliveries to sites across London, the South East, East Anglia and the Midlands. The business has also installed a 10,000 litre HVO tank at its base for easy on-site refuelling, along with a new electric dropside van.


Tevva Business Operations Director Kay Jarvis added: “Road transport in general, and HDVs in particular, are one of the largest sources of air pollution, which causes 350,000 premature deaths per year in Europe. Adding electric trucks to fleets will make a considerable difference and will help Britain towards its net zero targets. We know first-hand that demand for electric trucks is growing at speed, as we have been inundated with requests for our 7.5t battery-electric truck since going into full production.”


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