Nissan has presented the e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept, a study optimised for off-road conditions based on the familiar electric van. The offroad-ready one-off is intended to inspire a “sustainable spirit of adventure”.
Nissan explains that high-quality off-road tires and increased ground clearance provide traction in snow, mud and ice. The on-board 220-volt power supply draws its energy from solar cells on the roof, allowing for self-sufficient power in the midst of nowhere. The fully functional kitchen integrated into the vehicle, including a refrigerator, and the fold-out beds also contribute to this level of independence. Insulated windows are designed to protect against freezing temperatures.
Equipped with such functions, the e-NV200 winter-hardy travelling van is the perfect starting point for extensive snow hiking, winter sports on one or two boards, or recreational sledging, the Japanse company says. Although the concept car is a one-off, some parts are available for free order: here the developers have helped themselves to Nissan’s original accessories catalogue, where they selected modified front and rear fenders, door sill and side mouldings, and rubber mats.
As far as motorization goes, nothing has been changed in the e-NV200’s powertrain. The familiar 80-kW electric motor draws its power from the 40-kWh battery, which should enable a range of 200 kilometres in the combined cycle or 301 kilometres in city traffic according to WLTP. Via CHAdeMO connection, the e-NV200 charges with up to 50 kW direct current.
So what’s the point of the one-off and when can we get one? “For Nissan, electric mobility is all about offering an exciting experience behind the wheel – while above all remaining conscious of our impact on the environment,” explains Dmitry Busurkin Corporate Sales & LCV General Manager, at Nissan Europe.
“Imbued with the essence of adventure and thrilling electrified power, the Nissan e-NV200 Winter Camper concept van is an optimistic expression of the future of zero-emissions mobility. This vision, and the innovative set of accessories available with the standard e-NV200 models, will get drivers and outdoor enthusiasts alike excited for the adventures we’re all craving in the future,” says the General Manager at Nissan Europe. Mission accomplished.
Just to add, Nissan are not the only ones making us want – without delivering. Volkswagen had long created a buzz around its VW-legend-inspired Bulli, now the ID.Buzz. The van is finally scheduled to hit the roads in special versions together with VWCV and the Qatar government as reported.
Those taking the RV life seriously may want to turn to Iridium in Europe. They have a fully electric camper van, and so has Morrison’s for buyers in the UK. Their classic small van now named Morris JE is expected later this year.
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