Contribution to zero emission transport revolution reaches key milestone

Rotherham-based manufacturer, Magtec, has secured GB Small Series Approval for its own-brand 7.5 tonne electric truck for daily urban operations, the MEV75.

It means the MEV75 will be eligible for a Government plug-in grant, offering fleet managers a discounted purchase price and reduced monthly finance option.

The MEV75 is designed for operations including last-mile logistics, waste collection and refrigerated deliveries and is ideal for low emission zones.

The GB Small Series Approval scheme is applicable for manufacturers wishing to place vehicles and components on the market in Great Britain.

Manufacturers are required to hold Conformity of Production (CoP) compliance directly with the Vehicle Certification Agency before they can secure type approval.

Magtec, which employs nearly 170 people, achieved CoP in vehicle manufacture in 2022 after completing detailed site audits and document submissions. The company also retained its CoP in battery and motor manufacture, which it has held since 2019.

The Type Approval process for the MEV75 involved a series of costly testing procedures including braking, steering, electromagnetic compatibility, rechargeable energy storage system and noise controls to ensure compliance.

Louise Atkinson, Homologation specialist and vehicle integration engineering manager at Magtec, said: “Securing GB Small Series Approval for our MEV75 is a significant milestone for us.

“It is evidence of our commitment to UK manufacturing and our support for fleet managers as they move to zero emission vehicles. Watch this space for more Magtec own-brand electric vehicles to follow soon.”