The Dutch RV outfit has simply unveiled its first battery-powered camper van, which is predicated on the German marque’s EQV. The brand new mannequin will likely be provided in two totally different variants—Touring and Journey—which can be utilized for both prolonged street journeys or shorter weekend getaways.
It might not be as ubiquitous because the Sprinter—which is the bottom for most of the finest campers at present in the marketplace—however the EQV lends itself fairly naturally to the conversion. The mid-size mannequin provides room for eight in its base configuration. It will possibly additionally journey as much as 226 miles between prices.
It’s clear the three-pointed star thinks the zero-emissions journey is a good companion for adventures, too. Again in January, Mercedes teamed up with Sortimo for a camping-ready idea of the EV.
Again to Tonke, the flagship Touring mannequin is designed for critical treks. It sports activities a two-person bench seat that may be transformed right into a double mattress, in addition to a kitchenette with an induction stovetop, sink and 36-liter fridge, in line with New Atlas. Because the EQV isn’t as massive because the Sprinter, the kitchenette—which can be used as a eating desk or work floor—might be slid out of the automobile in case you want room. Talking of area, in case you’re touring with greater than two, there’s an optionally available pop-up tent on the rooftop that doubles the mannequin’s sleeping capability. The van additionally comes with a separate 100-Ah lithium battery to cease you from draining all of the EQV’s vary at evening.
For extra informal campers, the Journey configuration locations extra emphasis on area and luxury than on options. Its again seat is a three-person bench that converts right into a mattress simply barely smaller than a queen. It doesn’t include a built-in spot to cook dinner, however you’ll be able to add Tonke’s slide-out tailgate kitchenette. It comes with a gas-powered range, sink and 14-liter fridge. You can too select to equip a fold-out inside desk or an additional row of two seats.
Not like the Mercedes and Sortimo idea from earlier this yr, you’ll be able to truly purchase Tonke’s EQVs now. Each configurations can be found to order by way of the corporate’s web site. The Journey begins at roughly $73,000 (€68,357), whereas the Touring begins at $97,000 (€91,604).
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