The Japanese car-maker behind the world’s biggest selling electric passenger vehicle, Nissan, has quietly launched an all-electric camper van in Spain.
Unveiled at the Madrid Motor Show last month, the e-NW200 was one of three new camper vans rolled out by Nissan, including ICE counterparts the NV300, the NV200.
The retro-style vans are reminiscent of the tone trend immortalised in Volkswagen’s Kombi Camper, and are kitted out with a kitchenette, in-built heating, bike racks, roll-out shades and a popup roof.
Both vans have room for up to 4 people both in the interior lounge area, and in the NV300 the popup roof allows space for a second bed at night time.
“The new Nissan Camper range will allow the most adventurous to have a balcony with views of the most incredible places in the world, and enjoy the essence of traveling with family or friends,” said Francesc Corberó, Communications Director of Nissan Iberia .
Available for the moment in Spain, only, customers are able to order either van online with a range of customised options. Those considering the electric version will be able to zip around Europe covering up to 200km per charge, powered by the e-NV200’s 40kWh battery.
Unfortunately, driving an all-electric camper around Australia is currently out of reach – unless you’re a dab hand at electric conversions.
With no plans as yet to bring the e-NV200 anytime soon to Australia, nor the all-electric Winnebago which was released a few months ago, it may just be that the only option is to follow the lead of the fortunate few who own a Tesla Model S, and convert your electric car into a 5-star tent.
Bridie Schmidt is lead reporter for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She specialises in writing about new technology and has been writing about electric vehicles for two years. She has a keen interest in the role that zero emissions transport has to play in sustainability and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum.