Toyota announced a fully electric ProaceJuly 10, 2019
The Japanese company presented a new strategy for the development of commercial vehicles “Toyota Professional”, in the framework of which Toyota cooperates with PSA to produce the electric Proace and Proace City.
The focus is on the compact Proace City and its larger version, the Proace van. Soon they will be available with a fully electric system. Toyota said that they will be released in 2020 and 2021, respectively, “to meet customer requirements”. Specifications are not yet known.
Electric versions of Citroen and Peugeot, which have already been announced by PSA, will be modified in Italy by BD Auto’s partner company. Depending on the wheelbase, electric vans will have a range of 225 to 270 kilometers (according to the NEDC standard). Opel announced the electric version of Zafira Life, which is going to be released in early 2021, it does not yet disclose details about the range, performance and price. It is not yet known whether Toyota will rely on BD Auto in electing Proace.
Since 2016, Toyota has been releasing Proace at the PSA plant in France, where Citroen Jumpy and Peugeot Expert are also being assembled. Opel Zafira Life uses similar technologies, but it is produced in England. All models are built on the PSA’s EMP2 platform, with the result that the Proace has nothing to do with other Toyota models. So far, the Proace has been available exclusively with various diesel engines with a capacity from 70 to 130 kW.
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