Tevva has range-tested its prototype 7.5-tonne hydrogen-electric truck, with a 620-mile journey successfully completed between its London HQ and Berwick-upon-Tweed at the Scottish border.

The return journey saw the dual-energy vehicle cover almost 350 miles without the need for any recharging, due to the hydrogen fuel cell topping up the truck’s lithium battery when required.

Tevva lead engineer Charlie Cordell said: “It was an amazing trip and we were so pleased the truck covered so many miles on the return leg, without the need to stop for a charge.

“The trip was a terrific demonstration of the range you can achieve in a truck that uses a blended system of electric and hydrogen.”

Andrew Hagan, chief development officer, said that being able to rely on hydrogen was a proud moment for the company: “The superior range on this fuel cell vehicle is a comfort and reassurance for organisations ordering new vehicles and updating their fleets. 

“We are building refuelling stations where they are needed most and removing diesel from our roads. This infrastructure will enable Tevva truck drivers to go the distance.”  

By adding hydrogen into the energy mix, Tevva said it was providing operators with a solution that enabled them to decarbonise their fleets at the pace needed by climate science and demanded by society.