ZF and British electric vehicle maker Tevva join forces to produce an innovative regenerative braking system for 7.5t battery-electric trucks, offering improved energy recovery and efficient braking management.
Automotive technology company ZF has collaborated with British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva to develop an advanced regenerative braking system for Tevva’s 7.5-tonne battery-electric trucks. ZF’s Electronic Braking System (EBS) has been seamlessly integrated into Tevva’s electric vehicles, marking a significant milestone in zero-emission transportation.
Why It Matters
The partnership between ZF and Tevva represents a significant development in the electric vehicle industry. As stated by ZF’s Heiko Eggers, Head of EMEA Application Engineering for Braking and ADAS in the Division Commercial Vehicle Solutions, this collaboration shows how ZF’s extensive product portfolio can facilitate faster time-to-market for new and innovative market players like Tevva.
The innovative braking system combines traditional braking with regenerative braking, which uses the electric motor to slow the vehicle down, recovering energy in the process. As a result, the EBS system reduces wear on brake components and extends their lifespan. It also improves vehicle efficiency by recapturing up to four times more energy than traditional air brake systems, which contributes to the improved range of Tevva trucks.
Tevva’s 7.5-tonne battery-electric truck, equipped with this new braking technology, has already begun mass production at their London facility. This advancement signifies a crucial step towards more efficient, environmentally-friendly commercial vehicles. The subsequent release of a 7.5-tonne hydrogen-electric truck featuring a range extender will push the boundaries even further, marking an exciting time for the electric vehicle industry.