Toyota Proace Electric review

Category: Electric Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 front
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 rear tracking
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 rear load space
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 right tracking
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 front right tracking
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 front cornering
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 charging point
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior front seats
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior driver display
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior battery display
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 back doors open
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 front
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 rear tracking
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 rear load space
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 right tracking
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 front right tracking
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 front cornering
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 charging point
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior front seats
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior driver display
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior battery display
  • Toyota Proace Electric 2021 back doors open

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Choosing an electric van, whether you pay up front or lease, will cost significantly more than an equivalent diesel model. On the other hand, you'll enjoy significantly cheaper running costs provided you can charge the van cheaply and use it in a charge-based emission zone.

Talking of charging, the Toyota Proace Electric battery can be topped up from 0% to 80% in about 30 minutes for the 50kWh version and 45 minutes for the 75kWh if you have access to a 100kW DC rapid charger.

As we mentioned earlier, the closely related e-Dispatch, e-Expert and Vivaro-e give you choice of sizes and trims, so why choose the Japanese van? Well, the Toyota has an ace up its sleeve – its warranty.

The Proace Electric gets a five-year warranty rather than the three years offered by the other brands (all four have a 100,000-mile limit). Those additional two years of peace of mind could count for a lot – and Toyota came an impressive third in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey too.

Toyota Proace Electric 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

The Toyota Proace Electric shares its bits with a formidable range of electric vans. It may not have the wide choice of its siblings, but the Proace Electric matches them in every other way with a quiet, capable and practical van.

  • Outstanding standard warranty
  • Battery size and range
  • Generous equipment levels
  • Expensive to buy
  • Cramped cabin compared to rivals
  • Could do with more storage