The Ford Transit Custom PHEV is the mid-size van well suited to camper van conversions, as Dethleffs and Wellhouse Leisure have shown in the past. Now Campervan Co, known for its hybrid motorhomes, is giving outdoor enthusiasts enough reason to explore their world with the Ford Transit PHEV Eco Evolution.
While on the outside the motorhome looks like any Ford Transit, on the inside it has everything you need for a comfortable life on the road. The custom motorhome gets powerful solar panels installed on the roof, generating around 1,000 watts of emission-free power on a good sunny day. The fold-out solar panels can charge the Eco Evolution’s 3,000-watt Clayton Power leisure battery while it’s rolling down the road. This on-board battery is used to power the modular kitchen, the lighting system and the induction cooker to live comfortably off the grid.
Designer: Campervan Co.
Plus, the well-lit interiors won’t make you feel bogged down at all times, especially on long camping or car trips. To lighten the motorhome a bit, a lightweight folding bed is used as a replacement. Removable kitchen modules offer occupants the opportunity to save space and improve mileage when the Ford Transit is used for daily commuting.
For more customizable options, a few additional seats can be installed to achieve a six-seat configuration. The Ford Transit PHEV Eco Evolution can accommodate four people thanks to the folding sofa bed and the additional retractable roof bed. Since you’ll be away from home for several days, the motorhome has a full-size rear cabinet and console for clothes, storage gear and other accessories. Apart from that, the motorhome has a side kitchenette and a folding bench floor plan.
To ensure that campers get everything they want for their adventure trips, Campervan Co is also working on a zero-emission heating system capable of utilizing waste heat. This will be useful for heating the cabin in the coldest places without burning fuel. This system will work in tandem with the reinforced insulation pack for better thermal efficiency.
As of now, the Campervan Co Ford Motorhome is in its final prototype stages and is expected to sell for a starting price of around $101,900 soon. There will be more optional extras in the consumer version – including a hot water facility, microwave, coffee maker, Wi-Fi and even an Omni-slide indoor/outdoor cooking system .