Mercedes also sees the future of motorhomes as electric

Mercedes also sees the future of motorhomes as electric-mercedes

With the Marco Polo models, Mercedes‑Benz Vans has become increasingly established in the camper market in recent years. In addition, the Swabians supply base vehicles for mobile home manufacturers worldwide. Now the brand with the star wants to take the next step – the electric mobile home. This is according to a statement from the company. One of the first market-ready eCampers is based on the battery-electric EQV. The conversion comes from the Swiss company Sortimo Walter Ruegg AG and includes, among other things, a pop-up roof, a sleeping unit for the rear and a kitchen module for the trunk.

“The motorhome market is of strategic importance for Mercedes-Benz Vans,” says Klaus Rehkugler, Head of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Vans. The company wants to continue to grow here and play a pioneering role in terms of sustainability. “One thing is clear to us: the future is electric, also in the motorhome industry!”

Mercedes-Benz Vans has firmly anchored its claim to leadership in electromobility in its strategy and is consistently electrifying all model series. The portfolio includes, among other things, the EQV – the battery-electric counterpart of the V-Class mid-size van. It is available as the EQV 300 with a 90 kWh battery and a WLTP range of up to 363 kilometers and as the EQV 250 with a 60 kWh battery and a maximum of 236 kilometers. Both models are available in two lengths (5.14 and 5.37 meters). At the fast charging station, the EQV 300 can be charged from ten to 80 percent in around 45 minutes. In addition, the EQV is integrated into an electromobile ecosystem of intelligent navigation with active range management and cloud-based services and apps.

Sortimo’s conversion concept is modular, the report goes on to say. If you pull out all the stops, you get a pop-up roof with a bed and a multifunctional box with a sleeping and kitchen unit. This can be found in the trunk of the vehicle. According to Mercedes, the kitchen unit uses a drawer system and includes, among other things, a sink facility, two gas-powered, removable hobs, a cool box and drawers for cutlery, cooking accessories and supplies. The fold-out sleeping system is mounted above the kitchen unit. When folded, the rear seats can be used without restrictions.

The special feature of the camping modules is their lightweight construction, according to Mercedes. This pays off particularly when used in an electric van, since every kilo saved means more range. The two solar panels with a combined output of around 400 watts, which Sortimo installs on request, are also particularly light. They charge both the starter battery and the additional battery for camping use.

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3 thoughts on “Mercedes also sees the future of motorhomes as electric”

  1. Unfortunately, there is still no trailer hitch for the EQV. There should/must be a solution, at least for smaller loads (hitched bike carrier or 750 kg DIY store trailer)?!

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  2. A motorhome/motorhome with a Range of 230km WITHOUT baggage/load and WITHOUT 3-4 people on the way to vacation???

    What a misstep to enter the market as a pure EV and not as a PHEV or H2O solution.

    Every 150km (under real family vacation conditions) charge the battery on the way to e.g.b. France is also very beautiful.

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