An all-electric adventure-mobile concept has recently been unveiled by Nissan.
While a rare sight over here, camper vans and motorhomes are actually rather commonplace in other places around the world. What is still rather uncommon however is a fully-electric camper van, such as this Nissan e-NV200 Winter Camper concept van here.
Based off its e-NV200 cargo or e-NV200 Evalia passenger vans, the big news for this concept van would probably be the custom Nissan Camper Technology Luxury Kit within it. Turning the rear portion of this van into a home-from-home, complete with a fold-out bed, a pull-out table and an integrated kitchenette (with sink, hob and refrigerator).
To further add to the home-from-home ambience, the entirety of the rear compartment of the Winter Camper is too decked out in a neutral pine finish, with insulated glass to keep the heat in during the cold days. Additionally, if in the need for more living space while camping within the cramped quarters of the van, the Winter Camper is also fitted with a pop up roof, on top of which is a solar panel that keeps the auxiliary 220 V leisure battery topped up.
Nevertheless, being a ‘Winter Camper’, this particular concept van features some additional enhancements to make it more capable of tackling the inevitably snowy terrain that this van was made for. These enhancements include an ‘increased ride height’ and ‘premium off-road tires’ which is said to ‘provide optimum traction and ground clearance’ on this front wheel drive box on wheels.
Fitted up front too on a reinforced steel bar are a pair of 5400-watt spotlights, for added visibility. Additionally, this winter camper comes with a snowboard mount behind, befitting its Winter Camper name and that adventure aesthetic the Japanese automaker was presumably going for.
Continuing that adventure aesthetic, the Winter Camper also features front and rear mudguards, door entry guards, side bars and rubber mats. All of which are incidentally part of the Nissan Original Accessories package of the NV200 and, as Nissan handily points out, are widely available in Europe.
Moving onto what powers this concept van, the Winter Camper is powered by the same Nissan Leaf-based powertrain as the e-NV200. Meaning that this all-electric adventure-mobile is powered by a 107 hp electric motor driving the front wheel which is good for 0-100 km/h in 14.0 seconds and a 122 km/h top speed, which is in turn fed by a 40 kWh battery pack that can eek out 200 km of driving range on a single charge.
As for whether this concept van would make it into production, Nissan has replied with the claim that this Winter Camper is currently a stand-alone concept thus far. That being said though, parts of these features might actually make it into production as accessories for the e-NV200 in the near future.
So to the environmentalist adventurers out there, there might still be hope for a zero-emissions mobile home for you just yet.
PRESS RELEASE: Inspired by the exhilaration of wintertime exploration, Nissan today unveiled its vision for sustainable adventuring: the all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept van.
Designed to maximize excitement while minimizing environmental impact, the e-NV200 Winter Camper combines the thrill of electric driving with the spirit of the wild. With a host of bespoke driving and lifestyle features, it’s primed to tackle tough terrains.
The custom Nissan Camper Technology Luxury Kit – available in Europe for the standard e-NV200 van and e-NV200 Evalia passenger van – maximizes comfort and versatility for self-sufficient living. Solar panels on the roof can recharge the onboard 220-volt power pack. The integrated kitchen, refrigerator, folding beds and insulated glass make life on the open road possible in any environment.
A series of tuning upgrades help the e-NV200 Winter Camper negotiate difficult road surfaces. Premium off-road tires and increased ride height provide optimum traction and ground clearance in mud or snow. Twin spotlights mounted on a reinforced steel bar at the front ensure maximum visibility.
Part of the Nissan Original Accessories range widely available in Europe, the van’s front and rear mudguards, door entry guards, side bars and rubber mats offer protection and convenience.
Based on the e-NV200 Evalia, the e-NV200 Winter Camper benefits from Nissan’s proven electric powertrain technology. The power unit provides optimized power and range, with instant torque and acceleration. The van’s energy-saving B-mode and Eco-mode deliver enhanced regenerative braking and more efficient power consumption, respectively.
“Electric mobility is all about offering an exciting experience behind the wheel, while above all remaining conscious of our impact on the environment,” said Dmitry Busurkin, divisional general manager for light commercial vehicles 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-emission mobility.”