British electric and hydrogen truck manufacturer Tevva Trucks has chosen Loop Energy’s fuel cell system for Tevva’s 7.5-tonne electric truck platform.

The Canadian firm won the contract to supply its T505 (50 kW) Series fuel cell system after tests by Tevva Trucks showed the system outperformed those of rival bidders on fuel efficiency, reliability and its ability to seamlessly integrate with Tevva’s fuel cell range extender for its 7.5-tonne truck platform.

The truck is designed to provide operators with up to 500km of all-season service range.

Tevva founder and chief executive, Asher Bennett, said: “By combining Loop Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell with our 7.5-tonne battery electric truck platform, Tevva is taking an exciting step towards delivering our zero-emission range-extended trucks.

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“Our customers are passionate about the cost, performance and emissions of their fleets, so we are highly selective about the energy systems in our trucks. We are delighted to find a technology partner in Loop Energy that can support our ambitious performance expectations and growth plans – that aim to remove 10 million tonnes of global transportation CO2 emissions by 2030.”

Loop Energy President and chief executive, Ben Nyland, added: “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, so we are delighted to be selected to deliver products that meet Tevva’s performance expectations.

“The order shows we have the technology and production capabilities to supply to OEMs who are dedicated to manufacturing the next generation of commercial vehicles as we move towards meeting zero-emissions requirements.”