31.08.2020

The municipal police replaced more than half of the car fleet with hybrid cars

Tallinn Municipal Police renewed their car fleet with more than eight Toyota C-HR hybrid cars. The new vehicles will be made available to patrol crews and regional inspectors working in the districts.

According to Aivar Toompere, Head of the Tallinn Municipal Police Board, the Mupo fleet needed to be renewed, and the important criteria for making the selection were: car safety, comfort and economy-friendly..

"Our crews move around the clock in Tallinn and for many Mupo employees - car is primarily a place for work, where most of working time is spent," Toompere said, adding that it was therefore decided in favor of SUVs. According to Toompere, environmental saving was an important aspect when purchasing new cars, because together with other city instances, municipal police also wants to contribute creating and maintaining a greener urban environment.

"This is the first time we have purchased hybrid cars to our car fleet. I hope that new Toyota hybrids will last well as work cars in everyday use, and we can consider replacing our other cars with hybrids in the future, "Toompere said.

According to Toompere, mainly significant fuel and maintenance cost savings speak in favor of hybrid cars. Currently, it is planned to hand over the next five hybrid SUVs to Mupo in December this year.

"I am very pleased if we can contribute to a greener urban environment and customers who are considering purchasing hybrid cars in their car fleet - I am sure that the new Toyota will meet Mupo's expectations," said Margus Nõmmik, Chairman of the Board of Amserv Auto.

According to Nõmmik, a self-loading hybrid car drives up to 50 percent primarily on electricity and fuel consumption is significantly lower. According to Nõmmik, it is also important that the Toyota C-HR is equipped with high-level safety technology, which makes urban traffic much safer.

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