Tourism Holdings Ltd. is set to conduct a trial on electric camper vans that it hopes will lead to a big rollout by the turn of the decade, according to a report by the New Zealand Herald.
The New Zealand-based rental firm will soon test its prototype vehicle in the South Island after a North Island trial over summer. It hopes to have e-RVs available for rent later this year.
The THL motorhome fleet is 1,800-strong and the company aims to have 5% of them electric by 2020 and hopes the charging network will grow.
The first vehicle in the trial was a Nissan e-NV200 minivan which has been converted into a two-berth sleeper van. The company is now developing multiple design concepts in a variety of form, factors, sizes and type with manufacturing partner Action Manufacturing.
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