10 Electric Campers and Overlanding Vehicles Offering New Approach to Outdoor Recreation

You might say that electric vehicles are not ready for the recreational industry due to the short ranges on the majority of the models, because who would want to get stranded in the middle of nowhere when the battery runs out.

However, in reality EVs are slowly but steadily making their way into the camping territory and establishing themselves as convenient solutions for zero emission outdoor recreation. In this episode of Automotive Territory, we will explore currently existing electric campers that are pioneering the field with great success!

Previous #AutomotiveTerritory releases that you may enjoy:

Truck-bed campers that you can own today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlpJtnxCZ8Y

Amazing luxury motorhomes that are already on sale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xHSaKrToCc

All of the models displayed in this #ATvacationVehicles release:

Dethleffs E.Home Coco Electric: erwinhymergroup.com/en/news-and-press/news/dethleffs-ehome-coco

Developed by the subsidiary brand of the German Erwin Hymer Group, Dethleffs E.Home Coco Electric is the first electric-powered caravan in the world, that was built specifically to be compatible with electric automobiles.

Dethleffs E-Home Solar Motorhome: www.dethleffs.co.uk

Dethleffs E-Home Solar Motorhome was built by Dethleffs to demonstrate that
EVs can be a smart and long-distance-capable way of camping. The company choose the electric Iveco Daily as the platform vehicle for the camper, but wrapped almost every surface of the motorhome’s body in 334 square feet of thin layer solar panels, that recharge its battery.

Nissan ENV 200 Camper: uk.nissannews.com/en-GB/releases/release-426233194-nissan-camper-van-conversions-are-the-perfect-getaway-vehicle-for-adventurers

Until recently Nissan hadn’t had an in-house built camper van in its stables, but starting from 2019 they are partnering with BRAM Technologies to build an ideal home away from home. The conversion is based the e-NV200 van, which is the first mass produced electric camper van in the world.

Hillside Leisure Camper the Dalbury-E: hillsideleisure.co.uk/blog/the-dalbury-e-electric-campervan-review

Introduced back in 2015, the Dalbury E was the first ever all-electric campervan available for purchase. The vehicle was based on the Nissan Combi e-NV200, which was converted into a camping-ready model by the UK-Based Hillside Leisure.

VW I.D. Buzz Camper: volkswagen.co.uk/electric/id/id-family/id-buzz

A part of the brand’s upcoming ID. series of electric cars, 2021 VW I.D. Buzz Camper revives the iconic 1960 Volkswagen Type 2 and tailors it to the needs of a contemporary traveler. It is built on the modular MEB platform, has modular interior, and comes packed with modern tech, such as augmented reality head-up display and ID Pilot autonomy feature.

Tesla Dreamcase: dreamcase.eu/gallery/model-s / dreamcase.eu/gallery/model-x

It is evident that manufacturers of recreational vehicles are staying away from EVs for now, so this is where startup companies come in with some ingenious solutions. The Dreamcase sells kits for Teslas Model 3, S and X, that turn them into comfortable sleepers.

Nissan x OPUS: europe.nissannews.com/en-GB/releases/nissan-x-opus-concept-camper-uses-second-life-ev-batteries-to-power-off-grid-adventures

The Japanese manufacturer Nissan designed a portable all in one weatherproof Nissan Energy Roam powerpack, that gives second life to the first-generation Leaf batteries. The project was carried out with Opus travel camper manufacturer.

Dethleffs Globevan eHybrid: dethleffs.de/globevan

2020 Dethleffs Globevan eHybrid is the brand’s first, production-ready electrically-powered RV that uses Ford’s new PHEV Transit Custom as the base vehicle.

Rivian R1T Camping Concept: media.rivian.com/photo_gallery/rivian-r1t-is-first-electric-vehicle-at-overland

Backed by Ford Motor company and Amazon, Rivian is widely regarded as the next big thing in world of battery electric vehicles. According to the previously announced deadlines, the Michigan based startup is on track to become the world’s first manufacturer of electric pickup trucks, namely their R1T model.

VW T2 Electric VW Kampers: electric-campers.com/ /vwkampers.co.uk/

Ian Harris, the founder of the British VW Kampers, is a fan of classic automobiles, who spent years restoring original T2 vans and then selling them to other car enthusiasts. Today, his company is divided into several branches, one of which carries out fully electric conversions of original and newer T2 vans imported from Brazil.

Britz EV eVolve: britzev.com/the-ev

Britz is the largest campervan rental company in Australia that also operates in New Zealand, North America, UK, Europe and South Africa. Each market is tailored to a specific lineup of motorhomes, but our attention was attracted by the recently introduced eVolve – the company’s first electric campervan, which is currently available in New Zealand only.


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