Nissan e-NV200 Transformed Into World’s First Electric Camper Van

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 18

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

What’s claimed to be the world’s first electric camper van has arrived courtesy of this Nissan e-NV200 converted by the UK’s Hillside Leisure.

First displayed at the Motorhome & Caravan Show last week, this converted electric camper van sports several unique touches on the inside, such as a gas (propane?) range, 39-liter fridge, on-board water tank, low-voltage LED lighting and spinning passenger front seat.

On the outside, we don’t spot any noticeable changes, aside from the pop-up roof.

Mechanically, this converted camper retains all of the Nissan e-NV200’s original hardware, so expect range to be substantially less than 106 miles (NEDC rating for e-NV200).

Pricing for this converted e-NV200, called the Dalbury E by Hillside Leisure, is £29,995 to £33,995 plus options (or $48,263 to $54,699 USD).  Of course, this isn’t available in the U.S., only in the UK.

Full factory warranty is maintained.

Converted Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Converted Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van Before Conversion

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van Before Conversion

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Nissan e-NV200 Camper Van

Dalbury E (Short For Electric)

Dalbury E (Short For Electric)

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18 responses to "Nissan e-NV200 Transformed Into World’s First Electric Camper Van"

  1. Anon says:

    VW could have done this with their “Bulli” EV Microbus Prototype, but nooooooooo! One of many VW vaporware concepts… 🙁

    1. GeorgeS says:

      The Buli was a pretty cool bus.
      I wanted it in production also.

  2. Jesse Gurr says:

    Looks like there is seating for 4 people. Where do the other 2 people sleep?

    1. Bonaire says:

      Tent outside? Also, the rear seats seem to be “living room” seating for when you stop driving. Unless the front seats would rotate rearward, the rear seats would be the lounge area.

      1. I saw it on show last Saturday the front passenger seat (the left one, since it’s RHD) definitely rotates – you can just see it in one of the photos above. Not sure about the driver’s seat.

    2. gsned57 says:

      The PopTop sleeps 2 and the rear bench folds flat to sleep 2 more. just like the VW bus/vanagon do.

  3. Assaf says:

    Add 20-30 miles to the range, and we’re sold!

  4. GeorgeS says:

    I think that’s a pretty nice bus.
    I still remember my 58 VW bus.

    One could trip across the country in this little NV200 bus. Just pick camping spots with an RV plug and you get there gas free and no $ for charging.

  5. Just_Chris says:

    Is the roof a solar panel that can trickle charge the drive battery? I wouldn’t have though so but it would have been nice. This would be great for Australia as pretty much the only place in the ‘wild’ you can charge is a campsite.

    1. Mikael says:

      And unlike a normal car it actually makes sense to be able to add a few kWh by having it charging under the sun for a couple of days while camping somewhere.

    2. It only trickle charges the secondary battery.

  6. Teslaman says:

    This is really cool. Covert a Model X into a camper and you have a vehicle that includes fuel and lodging!

  7. QCO says:

    Best part is you can leave the air conditioning on all night in hot climates.

  8. Thomas J. Thias says:

    I have used my Chevy Volt Extended Range Electric Vehicle many times as a remote office and more entertaining as a VolterHome, plugged into an available 110V/220V outlet on the road or using a Camp Grounds’ 110V AC outlet.

    Full charge by dawn.

    Couple times in fact sleeping in the ‘VolterHome’, with the Volt on all night, AC on Eco, as evening temps had hit 85+ degrees.

    Slept like a baby in a cool 70 degree enviroment and still had a full charge by morning even with L1 refueling!

    But…

    While we know that GM will be selling a gas version of this Nissan NV200 Platform in North America, there has been no indication of them promoting the Electric Fueled version.

    I can only imagine camping, not in my ‘VolterHome’, but a full fledged Micro Motor Home, stretching out and really sleeping, dreaming of eggs, toast and bacon frying on the gas stove and coffee brewing at sunrise!

    Make this happen, GM as the competition ain’t resting.

    Before you complain about, ‘limited range’, remember that while camping, the vehicle is parked and refueling most of the time so total drive range is unimportant.

    Best-

    Thomas J. Thias

    Twitter.com/AmazingChevVolt

    1. Bonaire says:

      My local Nissan dealership doesn’t even know about the e-NV200. I don’t know if GM will do anything anytime soon. Gonna be a long time before these companies push for more EV models. At least we have a couple more from GM coming by 2016 to make things interesting.

      Look at this site’s EV sales scorecard. 2014 is only going to be about 30% year over year total sales growth with inclusion of the new models such as the i3 on the market. The EV market it self is slow growing and steady. Doing new models just dilutes the market further harming the possible scale growth of the existing vendors. With the e-Golf coming out, the Leaf may suffer a bit of sales slowing. The Ford electric Focus is hardly known in eastern states.

      People just don’t seem to care lately. Is it me or does anyone else see more trucks and SUVs on the road lately?

      1. Anon says:

        Cheap gasoline prices and lack of adequate mainstream media coverage concerning global warming. 🙁

      2. Thomas J. Thias says:

        My Good GM-Volt Friend, Bonaire….

        We, on this adventure of the electrification of the modern global transportation sector are at times, missing the startling fact that this disruptive technology is beginnning to move at light speed.

        How so, you ask?

        In just 35 short month’s since the Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt EREV and Mitsubishi iMi-EV global came off limited beta, US, over 535,000 Electric Fueled Vehicles have been sold world wide. This includes the marvelouse test, Tesla Roadsters as well and the now wildly popular Tesla Motors, Model S and it’s variants taking the world by storm.

        Plug In America Dot Org now is posting in excess of 262,500 sold in the United States accumilitive.

        Electric Fueled Vehicles, spauned by the valiant efforts of Elon Musk, Bob lutz, Carlos Ghosn and Gadget, as seen in the movie by Chris Paine, ‘Revenge of the Electric Car’, the #EVs1stWave, have sowed the seed for the rise of eMotorSports in the form a the very sucessfull Fia Formula E, time victories at the Pikes Peak Challenge for 3 years in a row, the land speed in class, of the Drayson Racing Electric race car, a swarm of eMotorcycles from Brammo, Zero Motor Cycle and a few others, not to leave out Harley Davidson..The Project Live wire…

        A massive school gym sized Solar powered Catamaran from Planet Solar that has circumvented the globe using #SolarAsEVFuel.

        The Impulse2 now preparing for its first, all solar powered Round The World conquest…

        Air Bus Group, E-FANtastic display at ILA 2014, a Cesna sized Lithium Battery powered aircraft that can stay in flight for over 1 to 2 hour’s at concervative speeds!

        Link Goes To Inside EVs Article-

        http://insideevs.com/chip-yates-5-electric-plane-records-become-official/

        Bonaire, I left just one link in this tome as so much, so fast is happening right now that I could expand this bit to over 20 pages.

        Not tonight.

        Here we are just 35 months since the Chevy Volt EREV and the Nissan LEAF left limited states beta sales and US National sales began, November of 2011, still, as you recall so well, in what we call, the dark ages, and the Surging Global Electric Fueled Vehicle Industry, now some 31+ vehicles strong, globally, is quietly warp expanding before our very eyes.

        #EVs2ndWave is rocking as #EVS3rdWave builds!

        “Take Your Gas And Shove it, Ain’t Buying Much No More….”

        See you over at GM-Volt, my Friend.

        Best-

        Thomas J. Thias

        517-749-0532

        Twitter.com/AmazingChevVolt

  9. kubel says:

    No shower and no toilet. It’s not really livable without those two capabilities.