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Date: May 14, 2024
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TG Lynes is one of the first companies to operate a 7.5-tonne eTruck in London

Enfield-based TG Lynes is leading the sustainable transport charge by investing in a UK-manufactured Tevva battery-electric truck to carry out local deliveries around the capital.
TG Lynes electric truck

Heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes has become one of the first businesses to operate a 7.5 tonne electric truck on the streets of London.

“It’s fantastic that TG Lynes is the first in our sector to have an operational eTruck, and I’m particularly pleased to be backing British manufacturing by purchasing from Tevva,” indicates Andrew Ingram, Managing Director of TG Lynes.

Fully eTrucks are just entering mass production and there are only a few currently operating within London.

Despite accounting for just two per cent of vehicles on the roads, heavy-duty trucks (HDVs) are responsible for over a quarter of road transport emissions.

“While battery electric vehicles are becoming commonplace in the passenger car market, electric commercial vehicle sales are lagging behind,” says Ingram.

“As HDVs make up significant amount of all emissions, it’s vital more businesses consider making the switch,” he adds.

The vehicle travels up to 140 miles (227 kilometres) from a single charge of its 105 kilowatt-hour battery.

These unist is just one of three electric vehicles weighing between 4,250 kilograms and 12,000 kilograms to have secured government plug-in truck grant (PITrG) eligibility.

Kay Jarvis, Tevva Business Operations Director, says: “We know first-hand that demand for electric trucks is growing at speed, as we have been inundated with requests for our 7.5t battery-electric truck since going into full production.”

The introduction of the battery-electric truck is the latest step on the road to net zero for TG Lynes.

Last year the business introduced low carbon Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) vehicles to its 18-tonne fleet, making them 90 per cent more carbon efficient as they carry out daily deliveries to sites across London, the South East, East Anglia and the Midlands.

The business has also installed a 10,000 litre HVO tank at its base for easy on-site refuelling, along with a new electric dropside van.

TG Lynes also has a 110 kilowatt solar system installed on the roof of its headquarters, providing more than 50 per cent of the energy required for operations.

The firm stocks industry leading brands and supplies thousands of products including valves, steel and copper tubes and fittings, press systems, composite and plastic plumbing, drainage solutions and support systems and tooling.

An extensive plant hire service is also available.

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