Working with Tevva since 2016 to bring its ground-breaking truck to the UK and Europe, David Thackray’s experience spans road haulage contracting, international strategy consulting and market research.

With a Master’s in Business Administration, a transport manager’s license and a current Class 1 HGV licence; David combines a theoretical and practical understanding of the disparate pressures and requirements faced by fleets. This makes him uniquely qualified to demonstrate how the environmental, operational and commercial imperatives of de-carbonising road transport can be simultaneously satisfied.

In light of this, David Thackray will be speaking at our COP26 event, Novel Electrification through Advanced Sustainable Technologies (N.EAST), on 10 November 2021. In this session, David will provide a high-level overview of the electric truck market and discuss the latest trends, technologies and innovations in the sector which are key to making the commercial vehicle industry truly sustainable.

Last year, the global electric truck market was valued at $1.15 billion and is expected to grow to $14.19 billion by 2027 and with the United Kingdom and Europe committed to a target of net zero emissions by 2050. Earlier this year, Tevva launched its BEV – the first British-built 7.5-tonne electric truck intended for mass production in the UK, positioning Britain as a global leader in the electric truck revolution.

David is uniquely positioned to address the importance of making the whole supply chain economically sustainable. He has a thorough understanding of how today’s technology is transforming the electric vehicle sector to become safer, greener and more efficient.

For ideas from some of the automotive and engineering sectors’ brightest minds, be sure to join us for N.EAST at 15:00 on 10 November at COP26 in Glasgow or virtually via COP26’s YouTube live channel.