Four engineers made an electric range test of Tevva's dual-energy truck prototype, which they used to test the hydrogen-electric truck. Tevva is still focusing on building and delivering its 7.5t battery-electric vehicle, but it is also testing and developing its hydrogen-electric counterpart at a fast pace.
Four engineers from Tevva, Charlie Cordell, Byron Dolman, Ryan Clark, and Toby Hurst, recently did just that with a "range test" of Tevva's prototype dual-energy truck. In the 7.5t hydrogen electric vehicle, the four people drove more than 1,000km (about 620 miles) between Tevva's London headquarters and the Scottish border at Berwick-on-Tweed, the largest city in northern England.
On the way back, the Tevva truck drove nearly 350 miles without stopping even once to charge up. This was possible because the hydrogen fuel cell in the truck could recharge the lithium battery in the Extended Range Vehicle (Rex) when it ran low.
Charlie Cordell, who is the chief engineer of Tevva Rex, said: It was a great trip, and we were glad that the truck could cover so many miles on the way back without having to stop and fill up.
The trip was a great example of how self-sufficient a truck can be when it uses a mix of electricity and hydrogen. The freezing weather made things very hard, but it also helped us gather important information about how the vehicle worked, which meant we could make changes here and there and move forward.
During the trip, the temperature rarely went above freezing, and at one point, it dropped to -10 Celsius.
On the first leg of the trip, Tevva engineers stopped at Element 2 in Teesside to fill up on hydrogen. They had already stopped in the Midlands. Element 2 is building hydrogen refueling stations all over the country right now.
The company's Chief Development Officer, Dr. Andrew Hagan, said providing the hydrogen for this important trip was a proud moment. This fuel cell vehicle has a long range, which is comforting and reassuring for companies that are buying new cars or upgrading their fleets. We're putting gas stations where they're most needed and taking diesel off the roads. With this infrastructure, Tevva truckers will be able to go far.
Tevva's innovative hydrogen fuel cell range-extending technology lets its cars do all the work that diesel cars can do without worries about cost, range, or environmental impact.
By adding hydrogen to the mix of energy sources, Tevva is giving fleet operators a way to get rid of carbon emissions at the speed that climate science and society demand. The company takes a dual-energy approach to zero-emission mobility, using the best electric and hydrogen battery technology to get the most out of our vehicles.
Tevva is an active part of building the infrastructure for hydrogen and battery-powered electric vehicles, and it knows that the speed and scalability of hydrogen fueling systems will be vital in getting them used and keeping costs down.
As low-carbon hydrogen gets cheaper and more widely available, refueling with hydrogen will become as cheap as refueling with diesel fuel is now. Tevva is working hard with hydrogen suppliers and fueling stations to set up low-carbon hydrogen services for customers and is leading the way toward carbon-neutral freight transport and urban logistics. @via Tevva.
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