The Anonymous Widower

UK’s Tevva Uses Submarine Tech To Power Electric Trucks

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Times of Israel.

The article is from April 2017 and starts with this paragraph.

Startup founded by Asher Bennett, brother of Israel’s education minister, aims to provide digital, emission-free vehicles.

This paragraph gives details of the man behind the company and their first sales.

Meanwhile, one UK company — Tevva Motors — has already got its first orders for repowering the trucks of delivery giants UPS, DHL and Switzerland’s Kuehne+Nagel with its components, including the batteries and motor, according to Tevva’s 48-year-old Israeli founder Asher Bennett. Bennett is the older brother of former entrepreneur turned right-wing politician Naftali Bennett, who is Israel’s education minister.

Since the article was written, Naftali Bennett has become Israel’s Prime Minister.

This paragraph explains how the trucks work.

The trucks Tevva repowers as well as those the company is planning to build from scratch next year at its new facility in Chelmsford are fully digital. “Every piece of information on our trucks is on the cloud,” Bennett said. The software and algorithms developed by the company automatically calculate the most efficient use of the battery and instruct the range extender when to kick in, without any input from the driver.

We’re already starting to see trains using similar techniques.

But as a time-expired Control Engineer, I would go a similar route.

It is a fascinating article, that deserves a full read.

September 28, 2021 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I agree it is a fascinating article as is the background of Asher Bennett. He has built an impressive management team to support the business.
    One thing I have to say though is that the technology for Route-Optimized Energy Management is not uniquely associated with submarines, there’s been a lot going on for more than a decade having already played it’s part in equipment selected for recent models announced by ADL and Wrightbus.
    I’m intrigued to know where Tevva batteries and motors will be produced. As for fuel cells, I wouldn’t be at all surprised that like their Chinese associate Dongfeng they use Ballard for fuel cells.

    Comment by fammorris | September 28, 2021 | Reply


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