What's the Range for an Electric Toyota?
Toyota has been a front runner when it comes to hybrid vehicles. We all know the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle in the world. Did you know that it’s been around since 1997? It’s come a long way from that stocky sedan to the modern-looking version we know today. It goes the same with Toyota as a car manufacturer. It has introduced a new generation of innovative EVs that are powerful, beautiful, and simply impressive with the range Toyota electric cars offer. Let’s check out these three full-electric vehicles from Toyota and their electric car battery range capabilities!
bZ4X Crossover: 286 to 317 Miles
The bZ4X from Toyota is its first full-electric car. Many EV enthusiasts have waited for some time for this beauty to be released on the market, and it’s been worth it. There’s no denying that the bZ4X is a head-turner because of its sleek and elegant looks, but that’s just the beginning.
The experience of driving this full-electric vehicle is what seals the deal for sure. In terms of comfort, space, and tech features, this car exceeds all expectations. If you’re thinking about the price tag, it’s not wrong to assume it’s going to be pricey. But when you buy a Toyota, you know you’re getting a reliable car plus a 10-year warranty cover, which in itself is just amazing.
Now let’s talk about the battery and range of the bZ4X. This EV has a battery with a capacity of 71.4kWh, but depending on whether you choose the front drive or all-wheel drive, you’ll have different power outputs. For the two-wheel drive, you can get 201bhp and 266Nm of torque. For the all-wheel drive, the motors over the axles will be able to push those figures to 215bhp and 337Nm of torque.
Toyota is a car manufacturer that has been working so hard over the years to make their EV batteries and electric motors more efficient so drivers can get as much range from them as possible. These electric car battery range improvements are apparent with the bZ4X. The front drive setup can go to 317 miles, while the all-wheel setup gets you a range of 286 miles. As for the charging time, if you have access to fast or rapid chargers, the car can reach 80% in just 30 minutes.
Proace Electric Van: 142 to 205 Miles
Did you know that the first full-electric vehicle that Toyota released in the UK wasn’t a car? It’s Proace Electric, which is a medium-sized van. You may already know the diesel version of this vehicle, and it’s basically the same, except, of course, this one’s an all-electric. The Proace Electric is also similar to the Peugeot e-Expert, Vauxhall Vivaro-e, and the Citroen e-Dispatch vans.
There are two batteries to choose from, the 50kWh and the 75kWh batteries. The first battery option can go up to 142 miles, while the other can reach 205 miles in just one charge. If you charge the van starting at 0%, it can get to 80% in 32 minutes, but this means you’d be using a 100kW DC public charge point. If you have the 75kWh battery, then it would take longer, at 48 minutes, to reach 80%.
What if you only have access to an 11kW charger? You’d have to allocate four hours and 45 minutes for the 50kWh battery and then seven hours for the 75kWh battery. And if your only option is a three-pin plug at home, it’s better to charge the van overnight because it’s going to take at least 14 hours to reach 80%. For long trips, it’s best to plan thoroughly so you’ll know where you can plug in and recharge the van along the way. With careful planning, you can reach your destination with ease.
Proace City Electric Small Van: 168 Miles
The Proace City Electric is probably a type of small van you’ve already seen from Vauxhall, Peugeot, and Citroen. However, this one from Toyota may have its own edge because of its 10-year warranty cover. As for spec, tech features, performance, and even price, the Proace City Electric and other similar models from other manufacturers are closely similar. But if you’re looking for a reason to buy a Toyota, the 10-year warranty is typically enough for other buyers to say, “Sold!”
This small Toyota van has a 50kWh battery and a range of 168 miles. It also has a CCS fast-charging capability which allows the battery to be charged to 80% in just half an hour if you’re using a 100kW charge rate. You may also upgrade to an 11kW charging capability from a 7kW Type 2. This means even if you’re charging at home, you only need four and a half hours of charging time for the Proace City Electric. Just make sure you don’t let the battery go empty because you’re going to have to set aside 30 hours of charging time if you’re using a domestic plug socket.
So there you have it! You have a crossover, a medium-sized van, and a small van from Toyota that are all full-electric vehicles. Between them is a range capability of 142 to 317 miles on a single charge. And as with all Toyota vehicles, you get to enjoy 10 years of warranty cover and peace of mind as you drive your EV from one point to the next. Check out our blogs on the range for other manufacturers such as Hyundai and BMW.