The World’s First Electric Campervan Has Arrived
The future of campervans is here, and it’s electric (boogie woogie woogie). Wrapping up the month of June, London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC)–formerly known as London Taxi Company– introduced its newest leisure vehicle, the e-Camper.
According to the press release, as the World’s First Electric Campervan, LEVC assures that its e-Camper will “offer both zero-emission capability with zero range anxiety – making it the perfect way to explore the great outdoors with the benefit of low environmental impact.”
“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,” says Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC. “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.”
A closer look at the LEVC e-Camper
While LEVC’s e-Camper currently exists in renderings, the model is set to hit the production line towards the final quarter of 2021 with the help of camping vehicle specialist Wellhouse Leisure. The plug-in hybrid campervan is based on the London manufacturer’s VN5 cargo van model and TX electric taxi. Utilizing its electric motor and 31kWh battery, the campervan can travel up to 60 miles on a single charge. A 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engine extends the range to 304 miles.
Inside, the LEVC e-Camper is functional and versatile. Up to four people can sleep comfortably. The pop-up roof offers sleeping quarters for two, and the second-row bench seat folds into a second double bed. The pop-up roof also creates a standing room space when using the integrated electric kitchenette. Plus, a dining area can be created by swiveling the front row seats 180 degrees and sliding the second row further back. A central folding table completes this cozy interior setup.
Outside, the e-Camper can be outfitted with a range of proprietary racks to support equipment like bicycles or surfboards. Customers can also customize their campervans with exterior paint options. The starting price of the new LEVC e-Camper is £62,250 (over $86,600).
For more insight on the LEVC e-Camper, visit the LEVC website. The clip below gives an overview of the e-Camper as well.
While the LEVC e-Camper will not be available for purchase in the US, this revolutionary e-Camper is making waves globally. We’ll soon feel the surge as more and more manufacturers overseas and statewide jump on the proverbial bandwagon of eco-friendly, electric recreational vehicles.
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Natalie Henley is a freelance writer and has also been full-time RVing with her husband and pets since 2015. She covers a wide range of topics from RV lifestyle, RVing tips, DIY projects, RV news, and more.
2 thoughts on “The World’s First Electric Campervan Has Arrived”
I keep reading about electric vehicles and how great they are. But little, or nothing is seen about how and where they are recharged. I did read about one, it could be recharged on house current – fully charged in about 4 days. Personally I think, for now at least, that well thought hybrid vehicles would work – and I am not talking about the ones being sold now. A very small liquid fuel engine, burning only clean fuel, no pollution, charging a row of batteries, in addition to solar power, along with a number of small wind generators, also charging the batteries. It would not take a lot of fuel for a rig like that to have a very long range.
NZ has had e-campervans for over 3 years!!