Tarmac trials UK first all-electric tipper

Tarmac's all-electric tipper - Tarmac trials UK first EV tipper for low emissions transport
Tarmac’s electric tipper (Image: Tarmac)

Tarmac has started an eight-week trial of what it claims is the first all-electric tipper truck in the UK.

The company began developing the machine with electric truck manufacturer Tevva and vehicle body conversion specialist Brit-Tipp in 2022 as an alternative to fuelled HGV vehicles.

Assuming a use cycle of 130km a day (4,000km a month) and a consumption of 1.31kw/hour, the 7.5-tonne Tevva electric tipper truck is expected to save more than 2.2 tonnes of CO2 per month, compared to a diesel model of the same size.

Tarmac has committed to making all the cars and vans in its fleet zero-emission by 2030. Last year, it introduced the UK’s first all-electric battery readymix concrete truck as well as the world’s first electric bond coat sprayer.

Jonathan Medforth, national plant and transport manager at Tarmac, said: “We previously trialled an EV tipper in 2013, but its range and payload was limited due to the availability of technology at the time. More than a decade on it’s exciting to see the new innovations that are making these vehicles viable.

“Not only is the tipper truck a zero-emissions vehicle, it’s also practical and a lot quieter than a diesel alternative, which is another great benefit for our drivers, customers and the communities we work in.”

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