Classic campervans made electric
A company in North Yorkshire, eDub Trips, is converting classic campervans into all-electric vehicles to create, in their opinion, the perfect camper experience.
Where there used to be an engine, is now a motor. Where there used to be a petrol tank, are now batteries and where there used to be a choke, is an ‘eco’ switch.
The idea came about three years ago with a conversation between the two directors, mother and son team; Gilly and Kit Lacey. They spoke simply about taking a classic 1970s campervan and replacing the engine with an electric drivetrain.
The conclusion to this initial discussion was something like: "How hard can it be?"
Gilly Lacey has a PHD in Lithium Ion Battery Degradation and Vehicle-to-Grid Application so she has a pretty good idea of what creating a product like this takes!
Although the first few years were not as easy as they first thought, eDub Trips says it is now ready to change both the campervan hire market and the electric vehicle industry with its all-electric campervans.
The company said the coverted campervans offer several benefits including:
- Twice the bhp of a traditional campervan
- Zero emissions
- Rapid acceleration with 0-30mph in eight seconds
- Riding and sleeping space for four adults
eDub said campsites and national parks love the campervans because of their zero emissions.
The company offers a conversion service for any vehicle to make it electric. It also offers a classic VW campervan to hire that simply runs on batteries.
Click this link to find more information on eDub Trips’ conversion and hire services