The Toyota Professional commercial vehicle range becomes greener with the debut of the new one 100% electric variant of Proace. We are talking about a model that, according to the same Japanese company, “It will be the ideal solution for companies and fleets operating in restricted traffic areas and for customers who want all the quality and performance of a Toyota vehicle for zero-emission mobility”. The first examples of the new Toyota Proace Electric will reach dealerships by the end of the month.
We are talking about a vehicle on which the Japanese company seems to want to focus strongly. For this reason, it will be offered to customers with a lithium-ion battery with two different capacities: for all versions it will be available from 50 kWh, while exclusively for the Medium and Long models it will also be offered with 75 kWh. In terms of travel autonomy, therefore, it ranges from 230 kilometers in the first case to 330 kilometers of the second. As for the specifications of the electric motor combined with the batteries, however, the maximum power in both cases reaches 136 hp, while the torque peaks at 260 Nm. The maximum speed is also limited to 130 km / h. There battery charging it can take place in different ways, for example with connection to the fast charging point, or cable connection to a wallbox or to a domestic power supply, and is achievable in the best case scenario (which is equivalent to using a 100 kW charging station ) in 30 minutes.
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As for the different versions, the new Toyota Proace Electric is offered with Compact, Medium and Long lengths, and boasts a maximum load capacity of 1,275 kg. Two versions are available at launch, Active and Comfort: the first boasts manual air conditioning, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, DAB radio with Aux-in and USB sockets, storage kit and rear parking sensors, while the second adds an audio system with centrally mounted 7 ″ touch display, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and automatic climate control. The vehicle is also available in the Verso variant, intended for the transport of people, in the same lengths and with Lounge, Executive and Luxury fittings.