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 can be supplied in two totally different variants—Touring and Journey—which can be utilized for both prolonged highway journeys or shorter weekend getaways.
It will not be as ubiquitous because the Sprinter—which is the bottom for lots of the finest campers at the moment 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 probably additionally journey as much as 226 miles between costs.
It’s clear the three-pointed star thinks the zero-emissions experience 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, based on New Atlas. Because the EQV isn’t as large because the Sprinter, the kitchenette—which may also be used as a eating desk or work floor—could be slid out of the car if you happen to want room. Talking of house, if you happen to’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 night time.
For extra informal campers, the Journey configuration locations extra emphasis on house 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 prepare dinner, however you possibly can add Tonke’s slide-out tailgate kitchenette. It comes with a gas-powered range, sink and 14-liter fridge. It’s also possible to select to equip a fold-out inside desk or an additional row of two seats.
In contrast to the Mercedes and Sortimo idea from earlier this 12 months, you possibly can really purchase Tonke’s EQVs now. Each configurations can be found to order by means 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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