The trend of campers is here to stay and it’s captivating more and more people by the day. The freedom to travel in a compact vehicle that comes with the luxuries of home-like comfort – well, that’s a hard proposition to ignore. If you are an outdoorsy person, a compact camper makes even more sense. Lately, Nissan has been focusing on experimenting with campers that in a way are an extension to your lifestyle, and the popular Nissan NV350 Caravan Office Pod revealed recently is a good example. Taking things further, Nissan has now revealed a winter season inspired electric van concept ideal for a couple on their adventurous skirmishes in the snow-laden landscape.
The all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept-van showcases the brand’s vision for a compact camper that brings together the thrill of electric vehicle driving and the essence of exploring the wild in snowy conditions. The camper-van is brimmed with a plethora of technical and lifestyle upgrades to the e-NV200 Evalia for winter escapades to connect with nature. The bespoke driving and lifestyle upgrades are in fact the custom Nissan Camper Technology Luxury kit which are available for the owners of e-NV200 van and the e-NV200 Evalia passenger-van. They include goodies like an on-board 220 V power pack with roof-fitted solar panels, an integrated functioning kitchen, refrigerator, folding beds, and insulated glasses to offer versatile self-sufficient living. The pop-up roof further expands the living space inside ideal for camping and enjoying the surrounding nature.
Since this camper is meant to be driven on slippery inhospitable terrain, Nissan has updated it with premium off-road tires, also increased the ride height and fitted 5400-Lumens twin-spotlights at the front. This lends the camper-van maximum traction, ground clearance and better visibility for difficult driving conditions. Other upgrades include mudguards, door-entry guards, and carrier rack on the rear to haul outdoor adventure gear. According to Nissan manager Dmitry Busurkin, “This vision, and the innovative set of accessories available with the standard e-NV200 models, will get drivers and outdoor enthusiasts alike excited for the adventures we’re all craving in the future.”
Since it is based on the e-NV200 Evalia, Nissan has retained the 40kWh electric battery – the e-NV200 Combi – that drives the 107bhp electric motor to go from 0-62mph in 14.0 seconds and has a top speed of 76mph. This is combined with the regenerative braking and Eco driving mode that extends the electric drive range anywhere between 124 and 187 miles. That said we would like to see an 80 kWh or even better 100 kWh battery on this electric camper-van since it is meant for tough conditions and you don’t want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere just because you ran out of juice. Nissan e-NV200 Winter Camper is a concept at this stage and given its practicality, it won’t be long before Nissan actually turns it into a production model.