Telia to procure 115 Toyota Proace City Electric in Lithuania
The Swedish-based telecommunications group Telia is procuring 115 electric vehicles for use in its business area in Lithuania. Telia has chosen the Toyota Proace City Electric. The electric vehicles will make up about a third of Telia’s technical fleet.
Toyota’s Proace City Electric is the counterpart to the Opel Combo-e Cargo, Peugeot e-Partner and Citroën ë-Berlingo panel vans. For Telia Lithuania, the vehicles will be used where the daily driving distance is up to 150 kilometres. The telecommunications company also says that a charging station will be purchased for each e-truck.
Telia is procuring the vehicles through its Lithuanian Toyota partner Autotoja. Delivery is scheduled for next year, an accompanying statement said. The deal is said to be worth €3.3 million.
“Telia engineers maintain the most extensive telecommunication infrastructure in Lithuania, so their daily work tools need to be not only modern and reliable, but also environmentally friendly. The decision to use electric vehicles will further reduce the negative impact on the environment and our own CO2 emissions, and strengthen our commitment as a carbon neutral company,” expresses Vytautas Bučinskas, Head of Business Transformation at Telia.
Like its PSA sister models, the Proace City Electric is available with a 50 kWh battery. It is charged ex works with 7 kW, 11 kW AC is available as an option – the DC charging power is up to 100 kW. The powertrain remains the familiar 100 kW unit on the front axle, which offers a maximum torque of 260 Nm. The Japanese specify a range of 260 to 280 kilometres.
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