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Nissan e-NV200 in camper van conversion

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Tharo, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Tharo

    Tharo Member

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    As anyone who has ventured off the beaten track in an electric vehicle will tell you, camp sites and RV parks are the ideal place to find an emergency charge if there are no official public charging stations nearby. And while RV parks won’t necessarily charge your car as quickly as say a rapid charging station might, they’re a great place to stop off for the night if you’re making a multi-day trip in your electric car and need somewhere cheap to stay that also happens to have power to hand.

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    Fancy an all-electric camper van? Now you can, thanks to Hillside Leisure in the UK. (Photo: Hillside Leisure)

    So far, if you’ve wanted to make use of RV parks to charge your car, you’ve had to be content with camping outside in a tent or perhaps rigging up some form of make-shift bed inside your car, but now a company from the UK has taken Nissan’s all-electric e-NV200 van and turned it into a family-friendly camper van, complete with bedding for up to four — and it will unveil it tomorrow at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014 at the NEC exhibition centre in Birmingham, UK.
    Enter Hillside Leisure, a specialist campervan conversion company from Derby, who have taken Nissan’s work-focused e-NV200 electric van and given it the custom micro camper van treatment, complete with pop-up roof, twin-hob gas stove, 39-litre refrigerator, on-board water tank and low-voltage LED lighting.


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    Like the rest of its range, the DalburyE can accommodate up to four people: two below, two above.


    For those who don’t know, a campervan is usually based on a small to medium-sized commercial vehicle or minivan, and is a little like a shrunken-down recreational vehicle. Smaller than U.S. RVs, most modern European camper vans still follow the same design ethos set out by the original VW microbus, offering basic accommodation, cooking and cleaning. Small enough to be driven on a conventional driving license, camper vans offer a lot of the practicalities of RV or caravanning, but without the hassle of a larger vehicle or towing. What’s more, they fit into most standard car parking spaces.




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    British Firm Turns Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Into Cosy, Family-Friendly Camper Van
     
  2. gene

    gene Active Member

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    Yes, I had seen this camper conversion company's website. It was brought to my attention on the Leaf forums. Some info out there has stated that the EV NV200 will not be available in the USA until they have a larger battery and range. As I live in California, just south of Santa Barbara, a van like this would be great for cruising the coast and hanging out along the various beaches.

    One downside is the crash tests....ouch!
     
  3. Tharo

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    more pictures:

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  4. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    This is a good thing to see, but in the US it'll need 200 miles of range. Though I can't wait to see what they do with the Model X.
     
  5. M67v

    M67v #1 Model S fan

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    Pretty cool.
     

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