Here at Recreational Society we are obsessed with electric campers. They are the way of the future, one day we’ll all be plugging in, not filling up.
The biggest issue at the moment is daily range. In NZ both Jucy Campers and Britz have launched electric campers for their fleets. In fact one of Britz electric ex rentals is available for sale now at RV Super Centre in Bush Rd, Albany. But with a crippling range of only 120km per charge… where ya going to go?
The eBussy is a fully-electric van that’s built by German company Electric Brands. As you can see it takes inspiration from the original VW Kombi. eBussy is offered with both a ‘City’ and ‘Off-road’ chassis configuration. The whole system is modular; you can choose from 10 different body types including, campervan, minivan, flatbed ute, and a tipping dump truck.
The driving position can be changed by simply sliding the steering wheel across the dash. The ‘+’ and ‘-‘ pedals are also moveable in the same way. The standard 10 kWh battery provides 200km on a single charge, but gets boosted by the solar panel-covered roof as well as a regenirative braking system. And there’s options for 20 and 30 kWh battery banks which take the range up to 600kms…now we are talking!
This is a camper site…so lets look at the camper. Here’s the stats off Electric Brands’ website;
- Off-road chassis with camping module I + II. Couch surface approx. L210cm – W130cm.
- Fridge, TV, hob, fresh water tank and sink.
- All-wheel drive and solar roof in 3 modules, sound system, recuperation and much more.
- Estimated price 28.800,- EUR (incl. statutory value added tax) which is for the 10 kWh. This converts to $53,000 nzd. Cheaper than a lot of 2nd hand campers!
The camper comes with a pop top for standing room, and a clever rear extension module for the rock’n’rolla style bed. Again as you can see from the images, the kitchen unit is minimal. It’s a weekender, and at that price a pretty tempting offering.
European sales have already kicked off, but delivery is stated as the third quarter of 2021. As you can see from this post all the images are computer generated, we found only 1 ‘real’ photo online. Lets hope that the eBussy will make it down our way.
Check out eBussy’s website HERE
and more about Electric Dreaming HERE