The star brand is taking the next step by tackling the main topic of the coming years without the electric caravan and therefore local emissions. One of the first ‘e camper vans’ to market is based on the EQV, the 100% electric version of the V-Class.
The conversion was carried out by the Swiss company Sortimo Walter Rüegg PLC and can be ordered according to the “double invoice process” principle. The camper EQV includes a sunroof, a double bed in the rear and a kitchen module in the luggage compartment.
The first camper van based on the EQV
Mercedes-Benz Vans has a strategy that clearly aims for leadership in electromobility and is systematically electrifying its entire product range. Especially since spring 2020, this includes the EQV, a 100% electric variant of the V-Class. The EQV is available in two battery variants: the EQV 300 with 90 kWh battery and the EQV 250 with 351 -353 kilometer WLTP and 60 kWh battery ( Not available in France). Both models are available in two lengths (5140 cm long or 5370 cm extra long).
For example, in the fast charging station, the EQV 300 charges from 10 percent to 80 percent in about 45 minutes. In addition, EQV integrates an e-mobility ecosystem of smart navigation that actively manages range and cloud-based services and applications. The standard MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system serves as the central control unit. With all these smart functions, the EQV offers a wide range of applications for a wide variety of needs without local emissions. for now included minibusesAs illustrated by the Sortimo Walter Rüegg PLC transformation.
The Sortimo transformation follows a modular concept. Complete options include a pop-up roof with a bed at the top and a multifunctional module “on the ground floor” that combines a bed and a kitchenette. Which is installed in the luggage compartment. The kitchen unit is a drawer system consisting of a sink, a removable two-burner gas hob, a refrigerator and drawers for cutlery, kitchen utensils and consumables. The bed is mounted above the kitchen unit. It can be opened in a few simple steps to create a bed that is perfectly adapted to the width of the EQV. It can be used without restriction after the rear seats are folded down. The feature of camping modules is their lightweight construction. This is particularly useful in an electric van, where every kilo saved means more range. Two optional 400-watt solar panels that Sortimo can install are also very lightweight and provide additional self-sufficiency. They are used to charge both the starter battery and the auxiliary battery providing camping functions. Other features include tinted rear windows, interior lighting in the rear compartment including integrated USB ports, and swivel driver and passenger seats.
With the row seat available with a triple bed option, the EQV already meets basic camping requirements ex works.