The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) announced a campervan based on its van model VN5. The hybrid campervan is called the e-Camper and will start at prices around £62,250.
The electric Camper will have the same electric drive with range-extender as the VN5 and the London Taxi TX and accordingly a purely electric range of 98 kilometres. With the range extender in the form of a petrol engine, a total range of 489 kilometres should be possible. LEVC sees great potential for the e-Camper in the UK and on the European mainland. In partnership with Wellhouse Leisure, the first deliveries are expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021 at net list prices starting at £62,250 or €73,000. Interested customers can already register their interest on LEVC’s website.
“The campervan market is growing rapidly and, despite these vehicles being used for coastal and countryside adventures which often include national parks and protected areas, they are still powered by petrol or diesel engines,” said Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, adding: “This is a major conflict; we can see a shift in consumer attitudes, with demand for greener mobility solutions to help to protect and improve air quality. Our new electric, zero-emissions capable e-Camper offers the perfect solution and is well-equipped with high quality features that can be tailored to meet a range of customer requirements.”
In addition to the electric campervan, LEVC CEO Jörg Hofmann also announced a purely electric taxi in an interview. The new electric taxi under development does not have an official timetable yet. “LEVC will have a full battery electric taxi in the future, this is our clear future product strategy. I can’t commit to a timing at this stage, but I am certainly comfortable that we will bring this product to market when the range, performance and battery costs as well as the charging infrastructure are all optimised,” Hofmann said.
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