LEVC says the e-Camper is 'the world's first EV camper van' and is set to launch later this year
Famous British taxi maker LEVC has revealed first artist's impressions of its planned new e-Camper electric campervan – and has opened a website for potential customers to register their interest.
The new e-Camper is a plug-in hybrid, with an anticipated pure EV driving range of more than 60 miles.
An onboard petrol engine helps take the total range to more than 300 miles between stops.
LEVC says the new e-Camper is a world first, and will be “the perfect way to explore the great outdoors with the benefit of low environmental impact”.
LEVC is teaming up with campervan conversion experts Wellhouse Leisure for the new model. The e-Camper includes sleeping for four, a built-in kitchen, pop-up roof and a central folding table.
The second-row bench seat folds into the first two-person bed, with two more sleeping in the pop-up roof.
Campers can drive around campsites in silent zero-emission mode to keep fellow travellers happy, and even operate the kitchen facilities without using fossil fuels.
The e-Camper has a tight turning circle and, once set up on a campsite, allows the front two seats to be rotated 180 degrees.
There’s standing room inside thanks to the pop-up roof, and getting in and out is easy via the sliding side door.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, 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.”
Although the firm won’t have the e-Camper ready for the 2021 summer holiday season, it is planning to release the first customer cars before the year is out.
Indicative prices are from £62,250, ex-VAT.