Toyota Launching PROACE & PROACE Verso Electric in Europe
Toyota is launching its first zero emission, battery electric vehicles in Europe, the Proace Electric and Proace Verso Electric, adding a
Toyota is launching its first zero emission, battery electric vehicles in Europe, the Proace Electric and Proace Verso Electric, adding a powerful new dimension to its Toyota Professional range of light commercial vehicles. The new models, a range of medium-duty vans and people carriers seating up to nine, achieve best-in-class EV performance with no compromise in the market-leading load-carrying capabilities of their conventionally powered counterparts.
Introducing the new models in selected European markets from early 2021, Toyota signals its commitment to applying different electrification technologies to meet different mobility requirements. With a class-leading driving range of up to 330 km, the Proace Van Electric and Proace Verso Electric give customers access to Europe’s low and zero emission zones and beyond. For business customers, avoiding the need for daily recharging ensures their vehicles have minimum downtime.
Proace Electric was introduced to initial European markets Norway, Netherlands and Switzerland in the fourth quarter of 2020. In the first quarter of 2021 it will be launched in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, alongside Proace Verso Electric in some markets.
Choice of two lithium-ion batteries to suit customer requirements – 50 kWh and 75 kWh
Respective best-in-class, zero emission driving ranges of up to 230 and 330 km, comfortably beyond the daily average of target customers, avoiding the need for daily recharging
Fast-charging (to 80% charge) in less than an hour
Battery quality and durability reflected in standard eight-year/160,000 km battery warranty
Proace Electric and Proace Verso Electric can be specified with either of two lithium-ion battery packs, to suit different customer driving requirements. These power a front-mounted electric motor which drives the front wheels, giving smooth, quiet performance with zero emissions. The smaller of the two is an 18-module 50 kWh battery which weighs 383 kg and gives a best-in-class driving range of up to 230 km*. This will be ideal for customers making regular short urban journeys or organisations working across a large campus or industrial park. The larger, 27-module unit delivers 75 kWh and weighs 534 kg. It gives the electric Proace models the ability to cover up to 330 km* on a full charge , giving owners peace of mind when they have to make longer trips, or have a busy schedule between recharging opportunities.
The choice is available for all four body types: Verso people carriers, panel van, Crew Cab and platform cab. In the Proace range, both batteries can be specified for medium and long vehicle lengths, while the compact model uses the 50 kWh battery exclusively.