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

OCT 20 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 19

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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19 Comments on "Nissan e-NV200 Transformed Into World’s First Electric Camper Van"

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Anon

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

GeorgeS

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

Jesse Gurr

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

Bonaire

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.

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.

gsned57

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

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

GeorgeS

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.

Just_Chris

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.

Mikael

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.

It only trickle charges the secondary battery.

Teslaman

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

QCO

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

Thomas J. Thias

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

Bonaire

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?

Anon

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

Thomas J. Thias
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… Read more »
kubel

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

Chris

Drat. What is with car companies only selling great hybrid campervans in Europe (think VW California and now Nissan e-NV200)? They would do really well here in the US.

Don’t listen to wetblanket Trump say that Americans don’t want a) alternatives to gas guzzlers, b) to do anything about climate change, c) won’t spend money on a tricked out campervan, d) don’t want Europeon goods. Not true. Even my conservative climate change naysayers relatives want campervans. Believe me. Chris from California, USA