Toyota has launched an electric version of the Proace panel van, which is priced from £34,630 (CV OTR).
The Proace Electric uses the same 136PS powertrain as its Stellantis stablemates; the Citroen e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert and Vauxhall Vivaro-e.
A choice of two battery sizes – 50kWh and 75kWh – are offered, providing a range of up to 205 miles.
The smaller of the two weighs 383Kg and gives a range of up to 142 miles, while the larger battery tips the scales at 534Kg.
All models come with a 7.4kW onboard charger. As an option, a faster 11kW tri-phased onboard charger can be specified.
The connection socket in the front left wing is also compatible with public/third party fast-charging charge points.
A 100kW DC system will deliver an 80% charge in around 32 minutes for the 50kW battery and 48 minutes for the 75kW battery.
With the battery located beneath the vehicle floor, there is no impact on Proace’s load capacity when compbared to an ICE-powered model.
The Proace Electric is 4,959mm long and has a 3,275mm wheelbase, the same as a Medium size diesel model.
Fitted as standard is the Smart Cargo system, extending load length to 3,674mm and a load capacity of 5.8 cubic metres . The sliding side door openings are wide enough for standard size Euro pallets to be loaded.
Proace Electric has a one tonne payload. This increases to 1.266 tonnes on vans fitted with the lighter, 50kWh battery.
A single model grade is offered, known as Icon. The specification includes manual air conditioning, automatic wipers and headlights, cruise control, electronic parking brake, rear parking sensors, power-adjustable door mirrors, a seven-inch touchscreen with display audio, DAB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eCall and USB ports.
The driver’s seat has an arm rest and is height-adjustable and has adjustable lumbar support. The load area has two lights and a 12V power outlet, with a further power socket in the cabin.
Following Proace Electric, the Toyota Professional commercial range in the UK will be expanded further with the compact Proace City Electric battery electric model in Q4.
|Proace Electric Icon 50kWh||£34,630|
|Proace Electric Icon 50kWh (11kW charger)||£34,755|
|Proace Electric Icon 75kWh||£39,338|
|Proace Electric Icon 75kWh (11kW charger)||£39,463|