Toyota Proace City Verso Electric Review & Prices

The new all-electric five-seater from Toyota has lots of cabin space, but the short range is disappointing

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Is the Toyota Proace City Verso Electric a good car?

Electric Toyota MPVs are like buses. You wait ages for one to arrive, then two turn up at once. For large eco-conscious families, there’s the Proace Verso with up to nine seats. If five seats will do, there’s the Proace City Verso Electric.

The Proace City Verso is based on one of Toyota’s electric vans, so it’s a bit like taking a big empty warehouse and chucking a seating area inside to make it more useful for people.

That van base is both good and bad. Van-based MPVs tend to have lots of passenger space and from what we’ve seen of the City Verso, that’s the case with this model. The battery is in the floor, so it shouldn’t impact passenger or luggage space.

The bad part is that commercial vehicles designed for urban use tend to have small batteries, as range isn’t such an issue for a van making around-town deliveries. That’s also the case with the Toyota, which has a 50kWh battery, good for a range of up to 172 miles.

That’s the best case. In cold weather, or if you’re racking up motorway miles, expect that range to drop.

The van base might mean it's big and practical, but pretty much every traditional electric family car will go further between charges

When you do need to recharge, the car is compatible with 100kW DC rapid chargers. Toyota reckons you can charge the battery from 10% to 80% in under 30 minutes.

While the charging may be reasonably quick, the car isn’t. All versions use the same 136hp motor for a 0-62mph time of 11.2 seconds in Power mode. Switch to Eco mode to maximise range and power is considerably limited, while the Normal setting allows a bit more oomph.

You have the choice of two specification levels, and medium and long bodies. Surprisingly, there’s no difference in price between the two sizes, so you can choose between easier parking or extra space.

The entry-level model is the Shuttle, which comes with 16-inch steel wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, sliding rear doors, heated door mirrors, air conditioning, and four airbags. It’s priced at just over £34,000.

If you can find just under £38,000 you can upgrade to Family specification. This has a larger, 10.0-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a pre-collision safety system, climate control rather than basic air con, and alloy wheels rather than steel wheels.

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How much is the Toyota Proace City Verso Electric?

The Toyota Proace City Verso Electric has a RRP range of £34,113 to £37,701. Monthly payments start at £400.

Buy or lease the Toyota Proace City Verso Electric at a price you’ll love
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