Category: Electric Toyota Vans
The future in transportation is a world full of electric vehicles. Everyone is rushing to buy one, and all manufacturers are rushing to make them. Toyota is no different. For those who need a work or family van, Toyota has thought of you. They have made several electric vehicles to prove they are serious about carbon neutrality, though only two are vans at this time. The plan is to have an electric vehicle of all models by the year 2025. Their line-up of electric vehicles currently on the market range from mild hybrid to fully electric, with the introduction of the 2022 Proace City Electric, and a few box style vans still in concept phase. Toyota is set to dominate the world of electric vans in no time. Today, we will talk about the Toyota Corolla Commercial and the Toyota Proace City Electric, plus look into what the future of Electric Toyota Vans looks like from a power standpoint.
Toyota Corolla Commercial — Hybrid
Toyota started their journey with hybrid motors in the middle of the 1990s. To date, Toyota has around 44 different models of full hybrid electric vehicles, including the Corolla Commercial van — one of the Electric Toyota vans on the small side. This van is a first in its class fully hybrid van with self-charging technology. It gives the option of high fuel efficiency with low emissions, or the ability to use pure electric power — making it a middleman in the electric vehicle community. The Corolla Commercial, built in the UK, has a 120 bhp 1.8 litre hybrid engine with good handling and the stability to meet the needs of your business — getting around 61.4 MPG or up to 650 on a full tank with the use of the electric battery for short stretches. This small van is a two-seater, with 1.3 m³ starting at the steel bulkhead behind the seats. You can get a payload of 425-535 kg in the Corolla Commercial and can tow up to an additional 750 kg.
Proace City Electric — A Great Choice to Make Among All Electric Toyota Vans
A fully electric vehicle, as known as a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or an all-electric vehicle, has an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. These vehicles typically have no exhaust pipe, fuel pump, fuel line, or fuel tank — since there is no need for them. They simply need to be plugged in to charge. Toyota has the 2022 Proace City Electric. The Proace City Electric came out with a choice of two batteries — a 50 kWh or a 75 kWh. The Proace Electric only offers one trim — Icon. The Proace City Electric is a compact van with an 800 kg payload and the ability to tow up to 750 kg. It can get around 142 to 205 miles on a full charge. The Proace City Electric has an upgraded charging process — able to charge to 80% in less than 30 minutes with the rapid charger. As for charging at home overnight, Toyota has decided to offer the option of two chargers — a 7 kWh and an 11 Kwh. With the 11 kWh charger, you can charge your van in only 4.5 hours, which is improved from the typical 7.1 hours. A charge on a regular 3 pin plug will take 30.5 hours, on the other hand.
Plug in Hybrid
A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has a larger battery pack, which allows you to drive longer than a conventional hybrid. They are called PHEVs since they need to be plugged in to run better. This type of hybrid is not typically self-charging. PHEVs utilise a type of fuel, usually petrol, and an electric motor to supply power to an internal combustion engine (ICE). The batteries can be charged through regenerative braking, as well as a wall charger. Though it still uses a fuel source, a PHEV does have zero emissions. The most significant difference between a conventional hybrid and a PHEV is the length of time your vehicle can drive with battery being its primary source — a PHEV has a longer drive time than a hybrid. Toyota’s plug-in hybrids offer better performance and the ability to drive longer on the pure electric battery, and offer very low emissions while using a fuel to power the ICE. The switch from pure electric to low emission hybrid is seamless, as it is an automatic process unique to Toyota. Currently, Toyota only has Electric Toyota Vans which are categorised as minivans and cars with PHEV technology.
Toyota has had fuel cell technology since 1992. A fuel cell electric system creates power by combining hydrogen and the oxygen from the air outside the vehicle using a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell. A fuel cell electric van (FCEV) allows you to have a zero emissions van, even though it does contain fuel of sorts. The combination of hydrogen and oxygen means your van will omit nothing except vapour and power. A van powered with fuel cell electricity will have a battery pack to store the energy made with the hydrogen and water combination, plus any power from regenerative brakes. With all this power, you should get great range — and quick fill ups. An electric van with fuel cell electric power is great for puttering around town making deliveries. At present, fuel cell technology can be found in Toyota’s Mirai car, which came out in 2014 and relaunched in 2021 — no vans yet.
Order your electric van today
We have a stock of Electric Toyota Vans, no matter which EV type you choose, there is a great van out there for you. Toyota offers a 10-year warranty on all their vehicles as proof they have confidence in them. Here at Electric Vehicle Solutions (EVS), we offer a few financing options to fit your budget, no matter what the budget is. You can pay in full, contract hire, rent, or lease. We can even help you get a grant for your electric van. Need a spare charger — or better one — we sell them and install them for you too.