8 Best Electric Campervans in 2021
Times are changing rapidly, and with these rapid changes come changes in how people live. The digital disruption has created a new brand of digital nomads and tiny home aficionados who are going for alternative lifestyles living in kitted–out electric campervan.
Besides the need for alternative lifestyles, a global campaign towards climate-consciousness is driving the shift to electric campervans, which are considered eco-friendly. The leaps and bounds improvement of battery technology over the past few years and the increased presence of charging stations has made electric campervans a more practical approach instead of gas-guzzling campervans that damage the planet.
As you prepare for your getaway, your adventure, or that trip you have been planning, here is a list of the eight best electric campervans you can choose from in 2021.
1. Nissan Pop-Top Electric Campervans
The Nissan Electric Pop Tops is a combination of two Nissan models that are perfect for outdoor stay. The NV200 is a fully electric campervan, while the NV300 is hybrid, making them perfect for all eco-conscious persons.
The NV200 boasts an impressive 124 miles per single charge. It comes with a furnished and unfurnished version depending on your taste. The unfurnished version costs £15,000, a great base price for someone intending to customize the campervan to their taste. The furnished version costs an extra £5,000.
The furnished camper comes with all the essentials for a comfortable in the wilderness stay. It has a spacious kitchen equipped with different cooking accessories, and the pop-top provides extra space to stand while cooking and further illuminates the living space.
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2. Dalbury E-Electric
The Dalbury E-Electric has an impressive charge rate at 80% battery charge within 30minutes. It also boasts among the cheapest per mile operational costs of £0.2, making it very affordable. In addition to its low cost, this campervan comes with a preinstalled home charging kit.
Dalbury E-Electric campervan has all the essentials for a great adventure. The van features an air conditioning system that broadens the range of climates in which it can be used besides the 39-liter fridge connected directly to the van’s 12V electrical system.
The campervan also takes eco-friendly nature an extra bit with solar panels installed on top for additional energy. Adding these to the rearview mounted camera to help when reversing, fold-out table, and comfy sleeping area, Dalbury E-Electric has everything you need for that adventure.
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3. Fiat Ducato
After years of its gas-propelled version of their campervan, Fiat has released an electric Ducato. The Ducato has been a popular campervan providing a sturdy base vehicle for many digital nomads.
The electric Ducato is no less comfortable than its gas-based predecessor. It comes with batteries that can sustain the van between 130 and 230 miles on a single full charge meaning one can cover serious grounds with it.
The Ducato is not built for speed, but traveling at 60mph while carrying your whole world should be considered fast enough. The electric version also has all the features regarding space, accessories, and equipment that have made it the most popular campervan on the roads for years.
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4. Iridium E-Mobil Motorhome
The Iridium E-Mobil Motorhome is a combination of luxury and brilliance designed for the ultimate experience. The campervan is designed with flexible charging in mind allowing it to be charged even on standard wall sockets.
It features a heavy-duty lithium iron phosphate battery and asynchronous motor, which significantly bolsters its range. On a full charge, the van can travel for 200km and time to full charges varies depending on the method of charge used. The van is built with bulkiness in mind and features extra space for ovens, fridges, and sofas, making it possible to go off the grid for longer.
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5. Volkswagen Type 20
The Volkswagen Type 20 follows in the steps of the company’s classic camper buses. The new all-electric Type 20 campervan features 173lb-ft of torque and a 120bhp electric GT engine. It also comes with a battery pack of 111kWh, which produces nearly 400 horsepower.
Type 20 also features great internal space improvements that significantly improve the interior living space. The new internal design has psychedelic fittings and fixtures in the living area and the cab. The ambiance of the color shades makes a perfect vibe for any outdoor, off-the-grid camping.
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6. Renault Kangoo Z.E.
The Kangoo Z.E is a multimode campervan usable as an everyday vehicle or as a campervan. The van is designed with flexibility in mind and provides ample space to store basic equipment and accessories and enough sleeping space.
The van comes with a 33.0 kWh battery that gets fully charged in around 6 hours. With a fully charged battery, the van can travel an impressive 160km. Renault Kangoo is modified to allow standard wall plug charging or a charging station, making the campervan ideal and convenient.
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7. Mercedes eSprinter
The Mercedes eSprinter is one of the most popular campervans for many van lifers. It is a popular choice, and with the upgrades done by the Mercedes, the Sprinter promises a great adventure with its 100 miles of ground cover per charge.
The electric version of Mercedes Sprinter features several advances that make its rivals a run for their money. Besides its futuristic design, the Sprinter incorporates digital controls that allow its owners to control it via an app. Through the app, you can also control several essentials, including temperature and open awning. The campervan will also allow the management of mechanical problems using an app, making it highly convenient, especially when off the grid.
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8. Peugeot e-Traveller
The e-Traveler by Peugeot is a spacious electric van with a campervan conversion option. It features large windows and an ample interior space that fits all the necessities.
The van boasts an impressive 150 miles per charge with proper optimization. Its design features allow excellent handling and add to its ability to be used in rugged, bumpy, and mountainous terrain. Besides its performance, the van is optimized for city use, making it an impressive choice.
Video Overview: Peugeot e Traveller
Life has a lot to offer, and for those who enjoy going for trips, adventures, or going off the grid, these eight campervans should be on your list. While some of these campervans come installed with everything you need, some are not. Thus depending on your budget, preference, and other personal factors, you could choose to have a preinstalled campervan or buy any of the above and start your campervan conversion project.
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