The new zero-emission Proace City Electric is already off to a strong start, taking three honours at the What Car? Van Awards, announced today. It has been voted overall Van of the Year, Best Electric Van, and Best Value for Ownership Costs within this category. Awards also went to Toyota Hilux for Best Commercial Pick-up and Land Cruiser Commercial for Best Commercial SUV.

Steve Huntingford, What Car? editor said: “The high-specification of the Proace City Electric makes it an ideal choice for private buyers looking for a comfortable and practical electric van. And by making use of Toyota’s extended 10-year warranty, buyers can potentially save a lot of money in the long run.”

Proace City Electric is the latest addition to the Toyota Professional range of commercial vehicles, adding a fully electric powertrain in the compact van market alongside the medium-duty Proace Electric, increasing the eco-focused choice for fleet and business users. It will allow owners to discover the benefits of zero-emission driving without compromising on carrying capacity. It will be available from launch with two body-lengths, a 50kWh battery, and payloads and driving range to suit a wide variety of business needs.

Stuart Ferma, General Manager Toyota and Lexus Fleet said: “With high interest from customers in our new model, this is a hugely positive start for Proace City Electric and to have our up to 10-year/100,000-mile Relax warranty referenced in this way reinforces the unique ownership advantage that this – and all our Toyota Professional models – have. This warranty, provided as standard and at no extra cost to the customer, is being recognised for the significant difference it can make to owner-operators and small businesses intending to keep their vans for longer periods of time, or purchasing their vehicles on the pre-owned market.”