Volkswagen is seriously banging the drum for the electric camper van VW I.D. Buzz three years before its planned production. That’s fine. Give us all the information you have, VW marketing managers! The migration to electric vehicles is such a big and potentially long process for drivers of ordinary cars, but for people who take their electric vehicles on a road trip, the process is even longer. So, the sooner we have the information, the easier it is to prepare for the electric future.Read the story “Volkswagen drops new pieces of information on the electric VW ID Buzz camper van”
Mercedes-Benz wants to be ready in the EV market in all categories sooner rather than later. The German automaker introduced the Concept EQV van in early March 2019 as a concept, but confirmed it is going to production soon- likely by the end of 2019. The battery capacity, power output and available passenger/cargo space make it a van that is ready for road trips as well.Read the story “Electric van from Mercedes-Benz: the Concept EQV introduced, production in 2019”
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Just when we thought that caravans (or campers) that have to be towed with a car were practically forgotten, Dethleffs believes they may have a future as electric vehicles. The German company has introduced a concept caravan called e.home coco that has its own solar panels, batteries, and curiously, electric motors that assist the towing car to pull the caravan.
Having a tent on the roof of a vehicle that is used for camping trips is handy. The setup time of the tent is typically a couple of minutes only, and you don’t have to worry about bugs, rocks or water on the ground. iKamper X-Cover rooftop tent has one additional feature that makes it attractive: other things can be carried on it.
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Towing a caravan is a painful, difficult and slow method of making a road trip to a camp site. For instance, on European roads, a vehicle towing a caravan is a quite rare sight nowadays. If you like the idea of having a separate place to sleep in (outside your vehicle), Hitch Hotel is an innovative expandable room that can be carried at the rear of a vehicle.
Read the story “An innovative expandable camper that you don’t have to tow behind your car”
Nissan has introduced an electric campervan e-NV200 in Europe (in Spain in early June 2018) that the company says will be available for summer 2018. Nissan Iberia urges people who have been waiting for an electric camper van to contact a Nissan dealer for customizing a road trip vehicle for them.
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Making use of a pick-up truck’s platform for camping purposes is an old trick, but a startup called Leentu believes it has a winning proposition. Leentu has designed a compact, light-weight camping system for Toyota pick-up trucks.
Around the year, the Mediterranean coast of Spain attracts camper van travelers, motor home drivers, and all types of vehicles designed for long road trips. The city of Alicante in a central location along the Spain’s long coastline is a perfect place for a fair that’s all about road trips and camping with a campervan or motorhome. Here is what I discovered at the 2018 show.
A campervan is perhaps (depending on the model and the way the owner has modified it, if at all) the most flexible vehicle for touring, or living and working on the road. Often, however, campervans are lacking a bathroom. A German company has introduced a product called Bath2go that includes a toilet and a shower, and can be installed to many vans.