Tevva and Ecobat enter first-life battery management partnership

Tevva has entered a partnership with battery recycling specialist Ecobat for the repair, repurposing and recycling of its lithium-ion batteries.


The partnership starts with a 12-month pilot phase for first-life battery management, with the potential to expand into additional energy storage and recycling solutions.

Tevva is a Tilbury-based electric vehicle manufacturer producing 7.5t battery-electric trucks. Should an issue arise during vehicle life, Ecobat will ensure Tevva’s in-house assembled lithium-ion batteries are handled, diagnosed and repaired in the most effective and environmentally benign way.

In a statement, Tevva Founder and CEO Asher Bennett said: “Tevva is committed to providing the best possible customer service while promoting a circular approach to battery management.

“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.”

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 Accounts 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.”

Tevva’s 7.5t battery-electric truck, now entering mass production at the company’s London facility, can provide up to 140 miles from its 105kWh battery on a single charge. This will be followed by a 7.5t hydrogen-electric truck equipped with a hydrogen range-extender that pushes vehicle range to up to 354 miles. Tech specs for both vehicles can be found here.