Everybody is taking a more proactive approach to sustainability these days, and one topic that’s on everyone’s minds is the environment.
It’s no secret that the fate of the internal combustion engine got sealed long ago when the government decided that from 2030, no new vehicles would have petrol or diesel engines. Instead, there would only be electric cars and vans on sale at dealership forecourts.
Growing numbers of vehicle owners are also converting their existing cars and vans to electric hearts, and it’s something that more campervan owners are doing to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
You’re probably reading this and thinking to yourself that you’re on the fence about whether such a massive undertaking is something you need to do with your campervan. With that in mind, here are some reasons why it can make sense:
Lower Transport Costs
One fact to consider is that your transport costs will be lower than they are today. Why is that, you ask yourself? Electricity is cheaper to consume than fossil fuels like petrol and diesel. Fuel costs are very high, and many people struggle to keep up with those increased costs.
Even if you don’t generate the electricity you need to drive your campervan, the cost to buy it is a fraction compared to what you would have paid for petrol or diesel!
Easy To Find EV Hookups
According to government statistics, there are just over 24,000 public charging points for electric vehicles in the UK. What that means for you is that you won’t need to drive for a long time before finding a place to recharge your campervan’s batteries.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that you can have a high-voltage wall charger installed outside your home, meaning your campervan’s battery packs will always be fully charged and ready for your next journey.
EVs Are Easier To Maintain
There isn’t much that can go wrong with electric vehicle powerplants compared to conventional combustion engines. Therefore, campervans with electric motors, batteries, and axial fans from Ziehl-Abegg UK, for example, are easier to maintain.
The only “consumable” power-related items that campervan owners would eventually need to replace are the battery packs – and that’s something they’d do anyway with any vehicle, irrespective of whether it was an EV or not.
Of course, you may need specialist technicians to replace EV battery packs. But, even taking that into account, it’s not as big a job as, say, renewing a cylinder head gasket on an ageing internal combustion engine!
It’ll Add Value To Your Campervan
Campervan owners already know their vehicles are worth considerably more than regular panel vans. But, what you might not know is that your campervan will be worth more than the equivalent spec one with a petrol or diesel engine because it has an electric power plant!
You Can Generate Power As You Travel
Lastly, it’s worth considering that you can generate the electricity you need to recharge your campervan batteries as you travel. For example, you could retro-fit a regenerative braking system or install solar PV panels on the roof.