Electric Campervans for Future Focused Touring
As we move towards a future focused more on electric rather than gas and diesel there is an uptick in companies providing options for eco-travel and plugin options. The leaders appear to be in Europe, but we suspect a U.S. contingent will follow soon. Here are five electric options to consider buying for future vanning that doesn’t harm the environment.
I personally love the old campervan look that has become synonymous with the 60s and campervans the world over. It would be a shame if the look were to die out due to their gas-guzzling nature, but never fear Volkswagen has us covered. With the classic look, but many modern features, the retro campervan provides 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque, giving this van some serious power behind its classic exterior. It isn’t designed for long haul but it is a lovely nod to that classic design with a modern twist, it is planned to be mass produced, do keep an eye out as things develop.
The ID.Buzz is scheduled to be available in the U.S. in 2024, according to Volkswagen. They didn’t release prices or expected range, but the best guess from industry watchers like CarandDriver.com is a retail price of around $40,000.
Iridium E-Mobil Electric Motorhome
For those who like a bit of luxury, the Iridium E-Mobil is a stunning option that is a lot bulkier than some of the other models mentioned here. However, it charges while you sleep and provides you with enough space to move around fairly comfortably. It has flexible anywhere charging meaning if you need a top off. It’s easy to do and can add 125 miles with ease. Definitely a good shout for those wanting a more comfortable camper experience for the long-haul.
According to CarandDriver.com, the vehicle was expected to be released in 2022, but since its partnership was based on a relationship with the struggling Lordstown Motors, those dates are suspect. As for retail price, Inside EVs reported a price of $219,700.
This small camper based on the Nissan NV200 packs a punch boasting 80% charge after 30 minutes and providing all the luxuries you might need while staying so compact. With air conditioning and a rear-view camera, you can keep yourself comfortable while travelling. It has a built-in fridge, solar panels and a nifty pop-up top that provides you a comfortable sleeping area. Perfect for camping without the guilt.
According to VanClan, prices for this vehicle is just under £30,000 (about $40,250). While no release date for the U.S. has been released, there is still growing interest in the Dalbury outside of the U.K..
Nissan NV20 Electric
This one is similar to the Dalbury with its pop-up top, but Nissan NV200 and NV300 are definitely in a league of their own for the weekend camper trip. The 300 is a hybrid, but if you want to go fully electric the smaller 200 is the one to go for. It has a kitchen and plenty of neat storage for tables and even an awning that can give you a bit of extra space and shelter outside. Despite its small appearance this car is actually surprisingly spacious given its layout design. Travelling up to 124 miles on its battery, this is definitely more of a weekend camper than a long-haul tripper.
While coming to the U.S. is unsure, its American retail price equivalent is $78,225.
A more van-like experience is easily found in the Maxus E Deliver 3, it has electric versions and provides all the modern conventions you’d expect from your vehicle like rearview cameras and cruise control, while also proving cab storage and comfortable seating. The double barn doors at the rear of the vehicle make it perfect for converting to a camper, allowing you to easily move items in and out. As it is designed to be electric, no compromises have been made to the design to fit engines or gearboxes so you maximise the space available while ensuring safety and comfort. It has a range of 98-150 miles depending on the battery pack, which means long haul trippers will need to plan accordingly and find a place to charge overnight if using a single-phase charger.
While there’s still no set release date for the U.S., its popularity in the U.K. is notable. In fact, according to Electric Vehicle Web, prices range from £22,800 (the 35 kWh version) to £25,080 (the 52.5 kWh version), which translates into $30,600 and $33,650 respectively.
Overall, you can quite easily find a camper for you that doesn’t compromise comfort for the sake of a smaller footprint. Being eco-friendly in your travel is getting easier as time moves forward and I for one am looking forward to what people will come up with in future.
Madeline Miller is an editor at Top Essay Writing Services and a writer for Top Canadian Writers. She is an avid camper and in her spare time enjoys writing about RVs. Also, Madeline blogs for Essayroo.com Review.