The first all-electric campervan based on a Mercedes has been launched by a Swiss van converter.

The campervan, based on the Mercedes EQV, the battery-electric version of the V-Class van, is being produced by Sortimo Walter Ruegg, but as a “dual invoice” vehicle, with both parties taking responsibility for it.

Looking into the rear of the Mercedes eCamper through the open boot

It is currently available in Switzerland only, although discussions are underway about exporting it to other countries.

The vehicle includes three units that can be fitted into the EQV. These include a kitchen unit, currently on sale for CHF3585 (£2869), a larger unit including a kitchen and a bed, starting at CHF4787 (£3831), and a pop-up roof starting at CHF9980 (£7986), all excluding tax.

The Mercedes eCamper charging

Klaus Rehkugler, head of sales and marketing at Mercedes‑Benz Vans, said: “The motorhome market is of strategic importance for Mercedes‑Benz Vans. We want to continue to grow here and play a pioneering role in terms of innovation and sustainability. For us it is clear: the future is electric, also in the motorhome industry!”

Want to find out more about electric motorhomes? Then be sure to check out our recent guide to the pros and cons of electric motorhomes.

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