PM Bennett's brother betting on electric truck revolution
"Technology is transforming the commercial vehicle sector at pace, making it safer, greener, and entirely more efficient," said Asher Bennett, CEO of British electric truck company Tevva after it unveiled a 7.5-tonne electric truck
British electric truck company Tevva, co-founded by Asher Bennett, brother of Israel Prime Minister Nafatali Bennett, has unveiled a 7.5-tonne electric truck intended for mass production in the UK.
The Tevva Truck offers a range of up to 250km in pure battery electric vehicle (BEV) form or up to 500 km with its patented range extender technology (REX), which has now been upgraded to use hydrogen fuel cells.
Asher Bennett. Photo: YouTube
The global electric truck market was valued at $1.15 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow to $14.19 billion by 2027.
The Tevva Truck will be manufactured in a brand-new facility in the London Thames Freeport area providing close proximity to central London and Europe.
"Technology is transforming the commercial vehicle sector at pace, making it safer, greener, and entirely more efficient," said Bennett. "But meaningful change is a gradual process, it must happen one step at a time, even if those changes are needed in fast succession. The Tevva Truck provides a natural transition into electrification for fleet managers, providing total peace of mind and a compelling total cost of ownership proposition, with no compromise on range and reliability and minimised compromise on payload."