The coventry-based LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has revealed the first impressions of its new leisure vehicle, the new e-Camper, which it says is the world’s first electric campervan.
With more people going off-grid at home, rather than overseas, the design hasn’t come a moment too soon, though the e-camper won’t be available until the end of this year.
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.”
e-Camper also meets the growing demand for independent, self-contained holidays, a trend accelerated by both the Covid pandemic and the search for more sustainable travel. LEVC sees huge potential across the UK and Europe and, in partnership with camper van builder Wellhouse Leisure, first deliveries of e-Camper, with an indicative list price (and rather juicy we feel) of £62,250, excluding VAT, will take place in Q4 2021.
So these lovely sustainable camper vans are probably more for the well-heeled.
Based on VN5, LEVC’s new electric van, e-Camper has the same pure EV range of over 60 miles (98 km) with a total flexible range of 304 miles (489 km). Its innovative range extender technology allows owners to travel off the beaten track, where there is no or limited charging infrastructure, with peace of mind. 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 new LEVC e-Camper includes sleeping accommodation for four, an integrated electric kitchenette, pop-up roof (incorporating sleeping for two) and a central folding table. In addition, the campervan includes a second-row bench seat, which folds into the second double bed.
With a tight turning circle, e-Camper is also easy to manoeuvre. When owners set up camp, they can swivel the first-row seats through 180 degrees and slide the second row back, creating enough room to dine and socialise around the deployable table. The pop-up roof creates standing room space for both the living and cooking areas and a single large sliding door makes entry to and exit from the living area easy.