Toyota is the only one that was missing: after the Peugeot e-Expert, the Opel Vivaro-e and the Citroen e-Jumpy, the quartet of electric vans from PSA-Toyota is now completed with the new Toyota ProAce Electric. An electric van that shares the electric motor, the battery and most of the components with its sisters, with up to 330 km of autonomy and that will be manufactured in the Spanish PSA plant in Vigo (Galicia).

The new Toyota ProAce Electric electric van is the result of an agreement between the Japanese manufacturer and the French group, therefore we are talking about a van that shares all the technical section with the PSA Group models and only has a few (and subtle) differences on an aesthetic level. The main changes are on the front, with a differentiated grille and light signature. Inside, only the steering wheel changes, since the instrument panel or the buttons are also shared.

We are therefore talking about a Toyota ProAce Electric van with an electric motor of 136 hp and 260 Nm of torque, available almost instantaneously, capable of driving the electric ProAce up to 130 km / h speed (electronically limited).

The motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which is offered in two different sizes. The 50 kWh battery offers 230 km of autonomy, while the 75 kWh battery certifies an autonomy of 330 km, both figures under the WLTP protocol. 

The loading capacity varies depending on the chosen battery: the 50 kWh version can load up to 1,275 kg, while the version with the largest and heaviest battery has a loading capacity of 1,000 kg. The cargo volume varies between 4.6 and 6.6 cubic meters depending on the body, of which there are three variants: Compact, Worker and Long Worker.

Regarding recharge times, we find identical data to the other models. In alternating current and 7.4 kW of power, the electric Toyota ProAce can be charged in 7 hours and 30 minutes (50 kWh battery) or 11 hours and 20 minutes if the 75 kWh battery is equipped.

With a fast charge to 100 kW of power, the battery 50 kWh can recover 80 per cent load in 30 minutes, while the battery 75 kWh needs 45 minutes. 

A very important difference in favour of the Toyota ProAce Electric van is the warranty on its battery. The manufacturer will offer a guarantee of 15 years and up to 1 million kilometres for the battery, guaranteeing 75% of the original capacity. (via toyota-europe).


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