Maggie — The Tesla-Powered Camper Van


You could keep in mind the sequence of how the primary electrical VW camper van from eDub Companies got here to be. It was not a straightforward job, however like with all new endeavors, it takes follow to get higher. Meet Maggie, the Tesla powered Basic Camper Van of your goals, which you’ll really hire, within the UK that’s.

Photograph by Package Lacey, eDub Companies

In a press launch, eDub companies 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 actual fact, Maggie initially came to visit on the disgrace cargo as eDub’s authentic 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 great shell. Nicknamed ‘Mark’ (as in Mark 2), she was supposed for eDub however was offered to a neighborhood fanatic who supposed to revive it.”

Photograph by Package Lacey, eDub Companies

In 2021, eDub discovered that “Mark” was nonetheless out there, a deal was made, and “Mark” turned “Maggie.” Maggie is eDub’s fifth T2 conversion and is full of the newest in traditional car expertise:

  • Battery pack: 35 kWh (new cells, not reclaimed from salvage yards)
  • Vary: 90 miles (145 km)
  • Charging: 70 kW CCS Fast charging (out there early subsequent yr with a bit of improve)
  • Drivetrain: Tesla unit able to 220 kW (270 BHP) derated to 60 kW (80 BHP in comparison with the T2 authentic 50 BHP).

Photograph by Package Lacey, eDub Companies

The press launch goes on to explain the aesthetics and performance:

“Maggie is 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 stunning 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, which means Maggie is 100% emission free! Within the entrance, there’s not a gear stick or clutch. A small swap adjustments from ahead to reverse. The throttle pedal and dials have all been changed with replicas, that look authentic however carry out seamlessly with the brand new electrical drive.”

You could find out extra details about hiring Maggie at edubtrips.co.uk. If you wish to buy a conversion, eDub presents the 35 kWh conversion for round £55,000. If you happen to throw in an additional £15,000, you get a a lot bigger 61 kWh battery with over 160 miles of vary.

Photograph by Package Lacey, eDub Companies

eDub Companies have a imaginative and prescient to put eDubs in each nationwide park as a franchise. You possibly can learn extra about this at edubconversions.co.uk/franchise. And eDub can even assist discover a donor car for you. On this level, I requested Package Lacey how this may play out sooner or later — will there be sufficient automobiles to buy, or will eDub give attention to 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 following 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 will convert as many as doable earlier than extra find yourself rusting out. We’ll preserve engaged on different classics too, we wish to preserve issues fascinating for our group!”


 

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