The European “motor home” industry is increasingly relying on electrification, and an example is the modified Mercedes-Benz EQV, which the Swiss company Soritmo Walter Ruegg PLC turned into a mobile home.
The EQV is the electric “brother” of the Mercedes V-Class, and Soritmo has made a number of modifications to turn it into a compact camper. A retractable roof is available, and solar panels are available to collect energy to charge batteries and auxiliary batteries.
2022 Mercedes EQV Camper interior, battery range
Raising the roof gives more space in the interior, and passengers in the lower part can rest on the pull-out bed. Sortimo also offers a kitchen unit with sink, gas oven, refrigerator and drawers.
It is not yet known how much heavier the EQV is than the standard one after the modifications, nor whether there has been a reduction in its range.
Currently, Mercedes offers an EQV with two drives. The EQV 300 comes with a 90 kWh battery that allows a range between 326 and 363 kilometers, while the EQV 250 with a 60 kWh battery covers between 213 and 236 kilometers. Both models are available in lengths of 5,140 and 5,370 mm.
The EQV features an intelligent navigation system with active range management so the owner doesn’t have to worry about draining the batteries. There is also a Mercedes MBUX infotainment system.
2022 Mercedes EQV Camper cost
The price that Sortimo is asking for a van is not listed, but it is known that the shorter EQV 250 in Germany costs at least 67,818 euros, while the most expensive longer EQV 300 costs 72,280 euros.
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