Scottish van converter CampervanCo has launched what it claims is the world’s first all-electric zero emissions campervan.

The companies’ Proace Eco Revolution has also been designed so that it can easily be switched from a four-berth campervan to seven-seat MPV, thus allowing the vehicle to be used on a day-to-day basis as well.

Based on a Toyota Proace EV, the vehicle has a range of 205 miles if you go for the 75kWh battery, and 144 miles if you opt for the 50kWh battery.

It can also have up to 930W of solar power for the induction hob, fridge, lights and heating system included inside. The company claims the van has enough power to run all appliances for up to two weeks without the need for a hook-up or intermittently running the engine to charge the battery. The battery itself can be recharged in 48 minutes on a rapid charger.

The interior had also been designed so that the kitchen unit can be removed and more seats installed to make the vehicle a 7-seat MPV.

As a seven seat MPV
The van can be turned into a seven seat MPV by taking out the kitchen unit

Gary Hayes, chief executive and founder of CampervanCo, which was founded in 2006, said virtually every enquiry the company gets is from would-be campervanners wanting to reduce their carbon footprint.

He said, “There are three elements to decarbonising campervans and we are the first to achieve all three. There are zero emissions on the drivetrain, zero emissions from off-grid leisure use, and having a vehicle that can fulfil multiple roles for everyday use.

The Proace Eco Revolution, which starts at £69,995 OTR, was scheduled to make an appearance at the Camping, Caravan and Motorhome show in February.

The company has launched the new vehicle on the back of a survey it ran of just under 200 campervan users at the start of this year.This found that 75.5% are planning to switch to electric vehicles before 2030, when the ban on new fossil fuel vehicles comes into force. As many as 14% said they were planning to make the switch this year, while a further 6% plan to do so next year. The remaining 24.5% said they would only switch when they really have to, or would never switch.

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