THE first electric campervan in the world is on the way from British-based EV specialists the London Electric Vehicle Company.
The Coventry-based firm will launch the e-Camper later this year and it will be priced from £62,250.
The company has so far specialised in electric vans and taxis but has now teamed up with motor home experts Wellhouse Leisure from Yorkshire and released three impressions of the e-Camper.
With a zero emission range of up to 60 miles the e-Camper is similar to LEVC's VN5 van launched earlier in 2021.
Joerg Hofmann, chief executive of LEVC - part of the Geely Group which also owns Volvo, said: "The campervan market is growing rapidly and, despite these vehicles being used for coastal and countryside adventures which often include national parks and protected areas, they are still powered by petrol or diesel engines.
"This is a major conflict; we can see a shift in consumer attitudes, with demand for greener mobility solutions to help to protect and improve air quality. Our new electric, zero-emissions capable e-Camper offers the perfect solution and is well-equipped with high quality features that can be tailored to meet a range of customer requirements."
The e-Camper has a total range of 304 miles and is aimed at those who want to both protect and enjoy the outdoor environment.
Its zero emissions capability delivers a low carbon footprint and its range extender technology allows e-Camper owners to travel off the beaten track, where there is no or limited charging infrastructure.
At the same time, owners can operate in zero emissions mode, ideal for the campsite and also even powering the integrated electric kitchenette without the need for fossil fuels.
The e-Camper includes sleeping accommodation for four, an integrated electric kitchenette, pop-up roof and a central folding table.
In addition, the campervan includes a second-row bench seat, which folds into the second double bed.
For outdoor leisure activities such as mountain biking and surfing, the e-Camper will support a range of proprietary racks.
The vehicle also boasts distinctive exterior design with styling cues inspired by LEVC's TX electric taxi, a wide choice of paint colours, with coloured bumpers and alloy wheels, to stand out from the conventional campervan crowd.