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Toyota will have an electric van twin to the Peugeot e-Boxer

Toyota and the Stellantis Group have been collaborating for years in the development and manufacture of industrial vehicles. From this association signed in 2012, different models have emerged in small and medium format. Nevertheless, a new step in the collaboration announces the arrival of a larger model that will have 100% electric versions. That large-capacity industrial will be manufactured by Stellantis at the Gliwice (Poland) and Atessa (Italy) plants, although they will carry the Toyota badge scattered throughout the interior and bodywork.

Currently Stellantis and Toyota collaboratively produce the Proace City, and its different versions, and the Proace in its many alternatives.. The extension of the contract will allow the Japanese to have a shared model that is almost identical to the Peugeot e-Boxer, the Citroën ë-Jumper, the Opel Movano-e and the FIAT e-Ducato. As is the case with the smaller models, the range will be exactly the same, although with changed logos.

Like all the aforementioned vans, the Toyota model, for which there is still no official name, may have a 100% electric scheme. It will present two battery levels: 37 and 70 kWh of capacity. With them you can feed a single front electric motor with 120 horsepower. The autonomy will range between 125 and 224 kilometersdepending on the capacity of the battery and the selected bodywork.

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Toyota’s electric van will have between 8 and 17 cubic meters of capacity.

Different body formats that will allow adaptation to different customers and needs. Following the line of her sisters, the Toyota industrialist will be able to present up to 8 different volumes, between 8 and 17 cubic meters. For recharging, a high power format will be chosen. In a load of 7.4 kW, 100% of the battery can be recovered in a period between 6 and 12 hours, depending on the size of the battery. If the connection is made in a 22 kW socket, the times are reduced between 5 and 9 hours.

For now some details remain to be known, such as the sale price. The deadlines that are handled indicate that the official launch will take place throughout 2024, and that it will only be marketed in Europe. Both parties have been delighted with the agreement. Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis commented: “With this third successful engagement, Stellantis once again demonstrates its expertise in the light commercial vehicle segment and its ability to develop battery technologies for 100% electric vehicles intended to meet a wide range of needs. of needs”.

Toyota, for its part, has also been very satisfied with the signing of the contract. Matt Harrison, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe has stated: “It represents an important addition and completes our range of LCVs for European Toyota customers. This new light commercial vehicle will be key to achieving Toyota’s growth objectives in its global range of light commercial vehicles, together with the Hilux, Proace and Proace City pick-up, allowing Toyota to offer a mobility solution in all segments of the light commercial vehicle market.

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