Toyota Proace City Electric van confirmed for late-2021 launch in UK

Two bodystyles of the Toyota Proace van will be offered in battery-electric form, both sharing technology with models from the Peugeot-Citroen group

Toyota Proace City Electric

Toyota has confirmed the arrival of the Proace City Electric small zero-emissions van on the UK market in the latter half of 2021. The fruit of a technology-sharing agreement with the French PSA Group, it'll be mechanically identical to the upcoming Citroen e-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner and Vauxhall Combo-e, which are also set to arrive in 2021.

Exact range and performance details haven't been given at this stage, although the Proace City will use the same hardware as the trio above; this consists of a 50kW battery and 134bhp electric motor, for an expected range approaching 200 miles in ideal conditions.

Once it goes on sale, the electric Proace City will face competition from the new-generation Renault Kangoo Z.E., the Chinese-built LDV EV30as well as its aforementioned PSA Group sister models.

A pure-electric version of the mid-size Toyota Proace is also on the way. Another product of PSA co-operation, it'll be a sister model to the Vauxhall Vivaro-e, Peugeot e-Expert and Citroen e-Dispatch. But while Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroen are also offering passenger minibus versions of those vans in Britain, in Toyota's case the corresponding Proace Verso Electric passenger version isn't coming to the UK market.