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CampervanCo Unveils Pioneering New Hybrid Model

The Ford Transit Custom Evolution Eco Camper will be the most sustainable in the world

 

CampervanCo is set to launch one of the most innovative and sustainable campervans available anywhere in the world.   

The Ford Transit Custom Evolution Eco Camper is the next generation in low emission RVs, using pioneering hybrid technology that delivers up to 26 miles on zero-emission, electric charge. 

Due to be unveiled on Tuesday 22 February at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, NEC Birmingham, the custom-built campervans are also installed with a 1 litre Eco Boost range-extender engine, removing range anxiety during longer trips. 

The vehicle is the latest design from the Scottish-based company, which champions environmentally friendly campervans, and was the first manufacturer globally to produce fully hybrid and tribird 4WD vans back in 2016. 

CampervanCo designs and custom-builds campervans to customer’s own specifications. It is one of the UK’s market leading manufactures which has seen exceptional growth in recent years, allowing it to invest heavily in its own research and development division. 

The Ford Evolution Eco Camper is the company’s lightest and lowest carbon emitting campervan to date. In addition to using the latest motoring technology, it is fitted with high-end, leisure facilities including modular, lightweight kitchen units, enhanced insulation for improved climate control, hot water dispenser, phone and tablet charging stations, optional Wi-Fi technology, elevating roof and lift-up bed space suitable for two adults. 

All features are as lightweight as possible to deliver unrivalled fuel economy, and each vehicle is fitted with 1000 watt solar panels, as well as a 3000 watt Leisure Battery to provide zero-emissions cooking and lighting, reducing the impact on rural communities and places of natural beauty where campersvans are often stationed.

CampervanCo is also developing a ground-breaking zero-emissions heating system which is on track to be made available in early 2023.

Gary Hayes, CEO of CampervanCo said: “At CampervanCo we have set out ambitious targets to be entirely emissions-free by 2025, five years ahead of the government’s own commitments. 

“The Ford Evolution Eco Camper is the next evolution in this strategy, providing motorists with 26 miles on electric charge, with an extender that allows them to discover new places without any anxiety about whether they will reach their destination.

“The campervan was first created to allow people to discover the natural world around them. There is an intrinsic connection to the outdoors and as such we have responsibility to ensure we are doing all we can to limit our impact on the places we visit. 

“The Ford Evolution Eco Camper is by far the cleanest vehicle of its kind in the world, providing a luxury driving experience and custom-built to meet each individuals’ specific needs and desires.”

CampervanCo was established in 2006 as a hire company but quickly diversified into the custom build market. In 2022 the company is aiming to double its manufacturing outputs and to accommodate the significant expansion, it recently moved into new premises in Denny, Falkirk. 

Gary continued: “The interest in campervans has grown significantly in the past few years, and our business is benefiting from the boom in staycations. 

“This has allowed us expand our team of specialists and to invest heavily in our research and development division. 

“The growing interest in campervan experiences, coupled with the drive to emissions-free living, gives us confidence that this will be a highly desirable product, that allows people to explore beautiful places across Scotland, the UK and further afield, without leaving a lasting impact.”   

The Ford Evolution Eco Camper starts at £76,000 (inc VAT). They are subject to a number of government grants, which provide financial support to motorists who are purchasing them. Customers can check relevant government sources, for example, the Energy Savings Trust, for the latest support options. 

 

Issued by BIG Partnership on behalf of CampervanCo. 

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Technical Spec For The Ford Transit Custom Evolution Eco Camper

 

Base Vehicle 

Ford Transit Custom PHEV

Fully electric vehicle with range-extender

Up to 26 miles using the electric motor alone 

Ford’s ward winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine helps to extend the van’s range – working with regenerative braking to recharge the battery

Up to 91 MPG in hybrid mode

Turbo-intercooler for increase efficiency

Front wheel drive, one-speed auto CVT gearbox for greater efficiency and smoother ride

Find charging stations in the FordPass Pro app to charge up and switch back to electric only

Independent McPherson suspension for very smooth ride

Coil Springs at rear for added load-bearing. 

Anti-roll bar. front suspension and Beam axle. 

EcoBoost PHEV braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Discs at the rear.

Aircon

DAB radio plus Bluetooth

110v charging points (optional)

 

Campervan Leisure Features 

Lightweight modular kitchen units - allowing you reduce vehicle weight for everyday use

Large mid and overhead units for loads of storage space

Enhanced insulation for improved climate control (so reducing energy waste) 

Double super-fast induction hobs

3000 watt Clayton Leisure Battery - for fully independent cooking, cooling and lighting power

1000 watt solar panels - offering incredible, zero-emissions power anywhere. Will also charge while driving 

Zero-emissions heating - using our unique heat capture technology (in development)

Elevating roof with scenic canvas and lift-up bed space for sleeping two adults

Lightweight bed with reclining action (in development)

Hot water dispenser (optional)

Range of optional appliances eg - coffee-maker, toaster, slow-cooker, microwave, TV

Phone & tablet charging stations - with optional wireless charging 

Swivel front seats - seating up to six people or four as standard

Four-berth - ample sleeping space for four people

Superglide Varitrak system - optional extra to provide large boot space when required

Omni-slide cooker available in some models - allowing you to cook inside and outside the camper

Low-power LED lighting

Wifi option available