Tevva Motors has been chosen by London mayor Sadiq Khan to take part in a three-day trade mission to Madrid.

Essex-based Tevva will be looking to showcase its range-extended series hybrid electric 7.5-tonner to business leaders in the Spanish capital, which plans to ban diesel vehicles by 2025.

The event forms part of the mayor’s International Business Programme (MIBP) and seeks to showcase 24 tech-focused London businesses to the Spanish capital in a bid to forge stronger trading links.

It will feature round table debates with key members of the Madrid business community, focusing on smart city concepts such as the internet of things, urban mobility and infrastructure requirements.

Tevva CEO Asher Bennett said: “City authorities in London and Madrid are placing a high priority on tackling city air quality and the negative impact of NOx and particulate pollution on health.

“The announcement of London’s ‘T’ Charge for older diesel vehicles and Madrid’s announcement of an outright diesel ban from 2025 show the strength of their commitment. Tevva is at the forefront of truck technologies that can make zero-emission freight movement not just a practical reality, but the norm."

Deputy London mayor for business Rajesh Agrawal, who is also in Madrid with Tevva, said: “The mayor and I look forward to working with Tevva Motors, to build new relationships, attract investment and show the entire continent that London is open and the best city in the world to do business with.”

Following a series of operator trials in UK cities, including with parcel firm UPS, Tevva has confirmed its first commercial orders are scheduled for delivery in quarter four this year.