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With the new longer range batteries on the Horizon, will it be possible to convert Motorhomes or Campervans to Electric at a reasonable price?

I know someone did the Nissan ENv200 Conversion but at 100 miles range this seems a little low.

With the new leaf announced in September will there also be a 200 plus miles range e-NV200 announced?
 

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Not at a reasonable price. How to make a £10k van exponentially more expensive. Fit a fridge and bed BANG instantly worth £35k
 

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I expect that weight would be a big issue as moterhomes are already close to the limit on a normal driving licence.
 

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Its a good point about the cost and weight. There was a Nissan env200 done by hillside conversions but it only had 100 miles range. I wonder if they will announce a 200 mile range van in September when the new leaf is announced.
 

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The e-NV200 can take 750kg, it's not going to be a motorhome, but a camper conversion should be OK, just like Kevin did on here and those hillside conversions.

It's a tiny space, good for weekends away but if you're a couple with a kid or two it's not going to be comfortable without a tent as well.

There are rumours of a new e-NV200 but I can't see them coming before the new Leaf gets rolled out.

As for larger motorhomes, it's going to be a longer time as they're mostly based on the empty chassis type of vehicle rather than van conversions.
The larger vans that are used for van conversions have a long way to go before they are useable, even the latest announcements have low ranges and no rapid charging.
 

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I expect that weight would be a big issue as moterhomes are already close to the limit on a normal driving licence.
The e-NV200 is a very small van conversion, no problem driving it on a standard driving licence as it comes in well below 3500kg.
 

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I think the new NV200 battery is still 9 months away yet and even then I think it's only the 30kw like the leaf. Be nice to have a 40kw and get 200 miles out it :cool:
 

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I'm sure it would be usable if you were prepared to camp overnight on your journey somewhere (to charge for almost free on a camp-site) I guess it deoends on how far away you want to go from home.
 

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Has anyone got the 7 seater ? Looked interesting for the future if there's a bigger battery as I use a 7 seat Kia just now but she's a heavy old girl...
 

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Has anyone got the 7 seater ? Looked interesting for the future if there's a bigger battery as I use a 7 seat Kia just now but she's a heavy old girl...
The e-NV200 Combi 5 and 7 seater is just a converted e-NV200 van. No special changes apart from the windows, seats and some trim panels. The same range on the same battery. I was going to buy one. It was advertised as a rapid but was actually the base model without the rapid charge port, which wasn't any use for me.
 

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Not at a reasonable price. How to make a £10k van exponentially more expensive. Fit a fridge and bed BANG instantly worth £35k
Don't know where you got that price from but mine is worth way More than £35k more like £45k .....
 

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Has anyone got the 7 seater ? Looked interesting for the future if there's a bigger battery as I use a 7 seat Kia just now but she's a heavy old girl...
A lady in norway!/ Iceland god I carnt remember but I helped her do the convention . but pritty much basic.
 

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The e-NV200 Combi 5 and 7 seater is just a converted e-NV200 van. No special changes apart from the windows, seats and some trim panels. The same range on the same battery. I was going to buy one. It was advertised as a rapid but was actually the base model without the rapid charge port, which wasn't any use for me.
As far as I am a were the 5 seater & 7 seater is the same as leaf pack but the panel van jas battery cooling !!!!!?? Reason cos they expected it to get lots of abuse.. From cureres...
 

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Its a good point about the cost and weight. There was a Nissan env200 done by hillside conversions but it only had 100 miles range. I wonder if they will announce a 200 mile range van in September when the new leaf is announced.
The hillside e-nv200 camper will not do 100 miles on one charge !!!! Not....
It will do if I was driving carefully 80 miles max ... Not under selling the e-nv200 van resan they are great just been carfull driver & honest this is the best...... As a camper with out changing to extra capacity..
 

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Ta dude, I'm definitely going to consider it next year once I'm EV setup. (y)
The good thing about the e-NV200 Combi is that it's classed as a car, and so no "commercial van" speed restrictions on single carriageways or dual carriageways like the panel van version. Yay!
 

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Cheers for the comments, so it seems 9 months there may be a 40kwh van. That would be good. Plan would be to convert to a campervan and let it out when im not using it.
 

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Emm... I think the 30s first dude. A 40 would be logical and braw for breaking the 200 mile range but it seems to be a sloooooow progress.
 

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I need ideally 170 miles to reach the in-laws.. possibly with 1 stop (an hour ish) and a huge roof box for a family of four kids. If they managed this in the next NV200 7 seater I'd be over it like a tramp on chips...
 
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