ElectricBrands may be a relatively new player in the EV manufacturing realm, but the brand is already making waves. This week, ElectricBrands unveiled a new ‘Camper’ version of its XBUS electric van and, well, let’s just say it’s quirky, unique, full of features, and surprisingly affordable.
Of course, the Camper variant remains a concept for now, but the German EV start-up claims the EV now sits “at the top of customers’ reservation lists.” To stoke the flames of consumer interest, ElectricBrands has now released a list of additional specs for the concept to its website, with the following details:
• Available in standard or off road chassis with camping module I + II
• Couch surface is approximately 210 cm L x 130 cm W (6.9 ft by 4.3 ft)
• 10 kWh battery capacity offering approx. 200 km range (124 mi)
◦ Optional 30 kWh battery upgrade delivering 600 km range (373 mi)
• All-wheel drive, solar roof in 3 modules, and a sound system
• Standard chassis camper starts at £29,728 ($35,660)
• Off road chassis starts at £31,946 ($41,877)
The design of the Camper is notably modular and ‘funky’, with a pop-up roof and a rear hatch that extends outward when open to give passengers more leg room. Similar to the hatch design, the large door on either side of the camper van swings open outward rather than sliding across the body of the vehicle. Similar to the XBUS, the Camper rooftop will reportedly be equipped with solar panels in three modules. The EV also offers sleeping for two, a small (but functional) kitchen with a sink, fridge, and hotplate, plus a TV and fresh water tank.
For those unfamiliar, ElectricBrands was launched in late 2018 when it debuted its XBUS concept and, by 2020, the company had conducted feasibility studies, engineered prototypes, and set plans in motion for industrial production. Just one year ago, ElectricBrands delivered the world premiere of it XBUS Fullrunner, which kicked off a crowdfunding campaign effort that garnered the support of over one million euros. In November of last year, the company also announced the XBUS 2, which features an off-road chassis. The XBUS distinguishes itself with enhanced recyclability of materials, efficient drive systems, rooftop solar cells, and modular assemblies.
ElectricBrands plans to deliver initial orders of the highly anticipated XBUS next year; however, the official production plan and timeline for the Camper variant has not yet been shared,