Inside world's most luxurious EV van with THREE rooms – as camper boasts touchscreen command centre & hidden TV | The Sun
WHAT could be the world's most luxurious EV camper van boasts three rooms plus a touchscreen command centre and a hidden TV.
A Bristol-based vehicle manufacturer has created the elite new motorhome which is winning praise.
Bailey of Bristol's Endeavour EV electric vehicle, built around a Ford E-Transit, has just been showcased in public for the first time.
It wowed onlookers at the Motorhome and Caravan Show in Birmingham displaying an array of features you might not expect.
The Endeavour EV combines a lounge, office and bedroom at the back.
And the equipment onboard includes Amazon Alexa-powered voice control, a touchscreen command centre, an electric-lift hideaway TV and an all-electric set of appliances.
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Tech website New Atlas described it as "one of the most impressive all-electric camper van floor plan concepts we've seen to date".
Buyers will be able to choose from two different designs, the two-sleeper B62 and four-berth B64.
The makers tested the van in the Sahara Desert before launching it at the Birmingham showcase.
Bailey of Bristol plan to be fully Net Zero with its vehicles by 2050.
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The all-electric design of the new Endeavour EV includes replacing gas stoves and ovens with an induction cooktop and microwave.
A retractable TV drops down from an overhead cabinet, while a table and an L-shaped bench are designed for both office and dining uses.
Extra cushions are provided to help the sofa serve as a double bed.
And a range of smart home technology is also installed.
This includes a large tablet-style touchscreen command centre, with an Amazon Alexa speaker on the back shelf – controlling multi-coloured lighting and audio as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Simply saying what you want to happen will make it happen, instead of having to get up or press anything.
Bailey says it used sustainable materials in building the campervan, including a material called Polygood – made from recycled kitchen appliances.
Green cabinets and "wood-look" doors and panelling are said to reflect a "relaxed rainforest" theme.
The EV has a range of 174km, or 108 miles, which New Atlas says makes its £122,500 cost "quite a price to pay".
But they did hail the UK as "a leader in the electric camper van market" and described this Bailey offering as "visionary".
Bailey of Bristol said: "The concept vehicle is based upon Ford’s E-Transit platform and has been designed with sustainability in mind.
"For example, all services and appliances in the Endeavour EV are fully electric, meaning no fossil fuels are required to power the motorhome when in use.
"This concept panel van conversion also features an adaptable living space with working, lounging and sleeping modes plus a voice-controlled lighting system."
Elsewhere, another caravan was described as the world's "weirdest" – able to fold like a "Swiss army knife" at the press of a button.
Meanwhile, another new motorhome – this one made in California – was hailed as one of the world's most advanced.
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