Toyota launches e-transporters

Toyota launches e-transporters

Toyota has begun launching the Proace Electric and Proace Verso Electric in Europe, with list prices in Germany starting at €41,948 for the Proace Electric and €58,530 for the Proace Verso Electric, with the smaller Proace City Electric to follow in October this year.

The Proace is not based on a Toyota platform, but on the EMP2 from PSA/Stellantis, making the minibus another offshoot to the three well-known models from the PSA brands Citroën, Peugeot and Opel. The Proace Electric is the commercial vehicle variant (i.e. comparable to an Opel Vivaro-e), while the Proace Verso Electric is the passenger car model for private customers - i.e. like the Opel Zafira-e Life.

The technical specifications match those of the PSA trio: the 100 kW electric motor is used, Toyota also offers two battery options (50 or 75 kWh). Depending on the battery, between 230 and 330 kilometres WLTP range, depending on the wheelbase and battery between 1,000 and 1,200 kilograms payload. The three-phase 11 kW on-board charger is also optional with Toyota, a single-phase charger with 7.4 kW is installed ex works. The 50 kWh battery is said to be charged to 80 percent in about 30 minutes at a 100 kW charging station, the 75 kWh battery in about 45 minutes. The maximum speed is 130 km/h.

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The Proace Electric will not only be offered in the familiar three lengths (4.60 metres, 4.96 metres and 5.30 metres), but also in panel van, crew van and platform cab body styles. Incidentally, as with the PSA models, only the two longer versions can be ordered with the optional 75 kWh battery.

The Proace Verso Electric passenger car version also has the three lengths, but the further distinction relates to the various seating configurations, where there is to be a family model, a shuttle version with up to nine seats, a station wagon model (mix of seats and cargo space) and a VIP version.

Strictly speaking, the Proace City Electric is not another offshoot of the minibus, but of the smaller PSA high-roof station wagons - such as the Opel Combo-e. Here, the 100 kW engine is also used, but only in combination with the 50 kWh battery. Toyota (as well as the PSA brands, by the way) has not yet named prices for this.insideevs.de, toyota.eu, toyota.de (configurator Proace Electric), toyota.de (configurator Proace Verso Electric)