The European company has unveiled the first all-electric motorhome based on the Mercedes-Benz EQV. A retractable roof is available with solar panels for recharging the battery while camping.
The European motorhome industry is getting more electrified with the recently introduced all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQV. The Swiss company Sortimo Walter Ruegg PLC was able to create a motorhome based on this electric vehicle.
EQV is an electric analogue of the Mercedes V-class van. Sortimo takes this vehicle and offers a range of modular upgrades that turn it into a compact camper.
The company’s offering includes a retractable roof with affordable solar panels providing 400W of power output for charging the starter battery and auxiliary batteries.
The retractable roof also adds more standing room inside the van, and there’s a bed in there as well. In the lower part there is a fold-out bed, which, when unfolded, occupies the entire width of the car.
Sortimo also offers a kitchen set with a sink, two-burner gas hob, refrigerator and storage boxes.
There is no information yet on how the added weight of Sortimo equipment affects the EQV’s range. Mercedes is currently offering a van with two powertrains. The EQV 300 has a 90 kilowatt-hour battery with a range of 326 to 363 kilometers. The EQV 250 has a 60 kWh battery that will last for distances from 213 to 236 kilometers. Both are available in 5140 and 5370 mm lengths.
The EQV comes with an intelligent navigation system with Active Range Control so owners don’t have to worry about running out of batteries. It also features Mercedes’ high-tech MBUX infotainment software.
Sortimo has no pricing information yet for converting campers to EQVs. In Germany, a van directly from Mercedes starts at € 67,818.10.
We also advise you to watch the Mercedes V-Class review from the FineAuto team: