British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has entered into a strategic partnership utilising Ecobat’s battery recycling operations for the repair, repurposing and recycling of its lithium-ion batteries. This will start with a 12-month pilot phase for first-life battery management.
Tevva’s 7.5 ton battery-electric truck has recently entered mass production at the company’s London facility. The Tevva truck offers up to 140 miles (227 kilometres) from its 105kWh battery on a single charge. This will be followed by a 7.5 ton hydrogen-electric truck, which benefits from a hydrogen range-extender that enhances vehicle range to up to 354 miles (570 km).
“Tevva is committed to providing the best possible customer service while promoting a circular approach to battery management,” said Tevva founder and CEO Asher Bennett. “By agreeing this strategic partnership with Ecobat, a company with proven credentials in minimising waste, honouring resources, and respecting rare earth metals, we are letting our customers know that we’ve got their back in the worst-case scenario, while also being a responsible corporate citizen by preparing for battery end of life.”
Where necessary, Ecobat will ensure Tevva’s in-house assembled lithium-ion batteries are handled, diagnosed and repaired using environmentally friendly methods. Tevva says it is committed to ‘circular economy’ principles, zero waste and reducing costs when it comes to managing the lithium-ion battery.
“Ecobat is thrilled to partner with a company like Tevva, one that’s committed to efficient, effective and sustainable resource management, to extend the lifecycle of their lithium-ion batteries,” said Tom Seward, EU key ccounts director at Ecobat. “Working with pioneers like Tevva to support their battery management gives Ecobat the opportunity to expand its lithium-ion recycling footprint and further the circular energy economy.”