It’s possible you’ll keep in mind the sequence of how the primary electrical VW camper van from eDub Companies got here to be. It was not a simple process, however like with all new endeavors, it takes apply to get higher. Meet Maggie, the Tesla powered Traditional Camper Van of your desires, which you’ll really lease, within the UK that’s.
In a press launch, eDub providers explains the title of this construct:
“This camper van, named Maggie, began life within the US and lived there till she was imported to the UK in 2013. In truth, Maggie initially came visiting on the disgrace cargo as eDub’s unique camper: Indie. ‘After getting caught into changing Indie all these years in the past, we heard of one other an identical camper that had shared the journey throughout the pond.’ Director Package tells us, ‘My mechanic couldn’t miss this chance and snapped her up.’
“She was a traditional brown and orange color initially with very worn interiors however a very good shell. Nicknamed ‘Mark’ (as in Mark 2), she was supposed for eDub however was bought to a neighborhood fanatic who supposed to revive it.”
In 2021, eDub discovered that “Mark” was nonetheless accessible, a deal was made, and “Mark” turned “Maggie.” Maggie is eDub’s fifth T2 conversion and is full of the newest in traditional automobile expertise:
- Battery pack: 35 kWh (new cells, not reclaimed from salvage yards)
- Vary: 90 miles (145 km)
- Charging: 70 kW CCS Fast charging (accessible early subsequent yr with a little bit improve)
- Drivetrain: Tesla unit able to 220 kW (270 BHP) derated to 60 kW (80 BHP in comparison with the T2 unique 50 BHP).
The press launch goes on to explain the aesthetics and performance:
“Maggie is now not the Brown and Orange she as soon as was. Among the orange stays within the upholstery inside however the paint has been swapped for a beautiful mild beige and white combo. The interiors are easy and efficient. A full width mattress folds out from the couch. A customized cupboard holds a fridge, storage, a sink and an induction hob, that means Maggie is 100% emission free! Within the entrance, there’s now not a gear stick or clutch. A small change adjustments from ahead to reverse. The throttle pedal and dials have all been changed with replicas, that look unique however carry out seamlessly with the brand new electrical drive.”
You’ll find out extra details about hiring Maggie at edubtrips.co.uk. If you wish to buy a conversion, eDub affords the 35 kWh conversion for round £55,000. Should you throw in an additional £15,000, you get a a lot bigger 61 kWh battery with over 160 miles of vary.
eDub Companies have a imaginative and prescient to put eDubs in each nationwide park as a franchise. You’ll be able to learn extra about this at edubconversions.co.uk/franchise. And eDub can even assist discover a donor automobile for you. On this level, I requested Package Lacey how this may play out sooner or later — will there be sufficient autos to buy, or will eDub deal with conversion kits for classics that clients herald? Package responds:
“A few of our clients come to us with their very own camper vans which have been of their household for many years. We love taking these well-loved beauties and giving them the subsequent stage of their evolution. The VW T2s had been manufactured proper up till 2013 so we don’t see us working out of them. We hope we are able to convert as many as doable earlier than extra find yourself rusting out. We are going to preserve engaged on different classics too, we need to preserve issues attention-grabbing for our workforce!”
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