The new Toyota Proace CITY Electric is a big step forward for Toyota Professional's electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) and people carrier line-up. In addition, this electric model makes Toyota, a strong contender in the high-volume compact van market in Europe.
Panel vans and five-to seven-seat Verso people carriers in standard (4.4 m) and long (4.5 m) wheelbase versions, as well as a long-wheelbase, five-seat Crew Cab, will be available in the fourth quarter of 2021. In addition, buyers can choose from a wide range of electric vehicles. The Toyota Proace Electric van and the Toyota Proace Verso Electric people carrier, which were recently released, make Toyota even more of a leader in the field of vehicles that run on electricity.
For practicality, the electric vehicle models have the same load capacity as the Toyota Proace CITY models, holding up to 4,400 liters. They also have the capacity for 800 pounds of payload and 750 pounds of towing weight.
The market for compact electric vans has grown four times faster than that for medium-duty electric vans in the last two years. This shows that there is a lot of room for growth. People who run a fleet of small businesses and get to more low-and zero-emission zones in cities can use the new models. People who want to improve their environmental image can also use them.
It could help Toyota reach its goal of having more than 10% of its powertrains in Europe be zero emissions by 2025. Proace City Electric is a great way to do this. From the fourth quarter of 2021 onward, Europe will get the new model piece by piece. The first countries to get it will be France and the Netherlands, followed by Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and others. This will happen throughout 2022 when more markets are added.