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Electric Toyota Proace Verso and Proace City Verso evoke a sense of deja vu

Sharing parts with the Citroen E-Berlingo and E-Spacetourer, Toyota’s electric van-based MPVs are on sale now from £34,113

Toyota Proace City Verso

Don’t fret, there’s no need to do a double take, nor have we executed a bad photoshop job: the Toyota Proace Verso and smaller Toyota Proace City Verso have indeed arrived as rebadged clones of the E-Spacetourer and Citroen e-Berlingo respectively, not to mention the other electric Stellantis group people carriers.

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In case you weren’t aware, Stellantis – parent company of Citroen, Peugeot, Vauxhall and Fiat among others – has held something close to a monopoly over the van-based electric MPV market with vehicles such as the aforementioned Citroen E-Spacetourer, Peugeot E-Traveller and Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric, as well as smaller models like the Citroen E-Berlingo, Peugeot E-Rifter, Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and Fiat e-Doblo. Toyota is also part of the party, having done a deal with Stellants to sell its own versions.

Toyota Proace Verso

Like the E-Spacetourer E-Traveller and Vivaro Life Electric, the Toyota Proace Verso is available with up to nine seats and can be specified in either medium (4,959mm) or long (5,309mm) configurations. The Proace City Verso, on the other hand, is only available with five seats but can also be specified in either medium (4,403mm) or long (4,753mm) guise.

Both the Toyota Proace Verso and Proace City Verso share those cars’ 134bhp electric motor, as well as a 50kWh battery. Toyota says this is sufficient for a range of up to 143 miles on the Proace Verso. Nothing has yet been mentioned regarding the range of the smaller and lighter Proace City Verso, but given that the mechanically-similar Peugeot E-Rifter is, thanks to a recent facelift, capable of up to 199 miles on a single charge, we suspect the Toyota will be able to cover roughly the same distance.

What we do know at this stage is that both Toyota van-based MPVs will come as standard with the capability to rapid charge at DC speeds of up to 100kW. Find a suitable public charger and Toyota claims a 10-80% charge can be completed in “less than 30 minutes”.

Toyota Proace City Verso rear

The MPVs are available to order now and buyers can configure the five-seater Proace City Verso in either ‘Shuttle’ (£34,113) or ‘Family’ (£37,701) configurations. Base models get things like an 11kW onboard charger, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity and tinted rear windows, while Family trim adds luxuries like a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, pre-collision warning, automatic climate controls and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The larger Proace Verso is only available in Shuttle form and starts from £42,998 for the medium specification, rising to £43,488 for the long model. First deliveries are expected to arrive in March.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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