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Maggie — The Tesla-powered RV

possibly you keep in mind the collection of how the primary VW electrical motorhome from eDub Providers got here to be. It wasn’t a simple process, however as with all new endeavors, getting higher takes follow. Meet Maggie, the Tesla-powered Basic Camper Van of your desires, which you’ll be able to truly hire, within the UK a minimum of.

Picture by Equipment Lacey, eDub Providers

In a press launch, eDub companies declares the title of this construct:

“This motorhome, referred to as Maggie, began out within the US and lived there till it was imported to the UK in 2013. In reality, Maggie initially got here throughout as the unique camper of eDub: Indie on the shame. “After being caught changing Indie all these years in the past, we heard of one other an identical camper who had shared the journey throughout the pond.” Director Equipment tells us: ‘My mechanic could not go up this chance and picked her up.’

“She was initially a traditional brown and orange with a really worn inside, however an excellent shell. Nicknamed ‘Mark’ (as in Mark 2), she was meant for eDub, however was offered to a neighborhood fanatic who deliberate to revive it.”

Picture by Equipment Lacey, eDub Providers

In 2021, eDub found that “Mark” was nonetheless obtainable, a deal was struck and “Mark” turned “Maggie”. Maggie is eDub’s fifth T2 conversion and is filled with the newest traditional automobile expertise:

  • Battery pack: 35 kWh (new cells, not recovered from salvages)
  • Vary: 90 miles (145 km)
  • Charging: 70 kW CCS Quick Charging (obtainable early subsequent yr with a minor improve)
  • Powertrain: Tesla unit rated at 220 kW (270 hp) tuned to 60 kW (80 hp in comparison with the unique T2 50 hp).

Picture by Equipment Lacey, eDub Providers

The press launch goes on to explain the aesthetics and performance:

“Maggie is not the Brown and Orange she as soon as was. A number of the orange stays within the inside trim, however the paint has been swapped out for a phenomenal gentle beige and white mixture. The interiors are easy and efficient. A full-width mattress folds out of the couch. A customized cupboard accommodates a fridge, space for storing, a sink and an induction hob, that means Maggie is 100% emissions free! There is no such thing as a gear lever or clutch within the entrance. A small change adjustments from ahead to reverse. The accelerator pedal and dials have all been changed with replicas, which look authentic however mix seamlessly with the brand new electrical drive.”

You could find out extra about hiring Maggie at: edubtrips.co.uk. When you’re seeking to purchase a conversion, eDub presents the 35 kWh conversion for round £55,000. Throw in an additional £15,000 and also you get a a lot bigger 61 kWh battery with a variety of over 160 miles.

Picture by Equipment Lacey, eDub Providers

eDub Providers has a imaginative and prescient to put eDubs as a franchise in each nationwide park. You may learn extra about this on edubconversions.co.uk/franchise. And eDub may also assist you to discover a donor automobile for you. At this level I requested Equipment Lacey how this can play out sooner or later – will there be sufficient automobiles to purchase, or will eDub deal with conversion kits for classics that clients usher in? Equipment responds:

“A few of our clients come to us with their very own motorhomes which were of their household for many years. We like to take these beloved beauties and provides them the subsequent stage of their evolution. The VW T2s have been produced till 2013, so we do not see them operating out. We hope we will convert as many as attainable earlier than extra rust. We are going to proceed to work on different classics as effectively, we wish to maintain it fascinating for our workforce!”


 

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