It's called the eBussy
Electric vehicles have well and truly arrived on the scene, and while most heads are tuned towards performance models such as the Mustang Mach-E, which is already producing 1,400 hp in race-spec, or the highly anticipated Tesla Roadster, the market for humble transporters and vans is also starting to grow.
German EV manufacturer Electric Brands is one company focused on bringing affordable EV vans and buses to the European market with a brilliant new creation. It's called the eBussy: a cute little van that looks part Honda e, and part old school Volkswagen Camper Van. What makes this little van even cooler is the fact that it is fully modular.
The eBussy is available in nine different configurations that include a work-friendly flat-bed, single cab pick up, and double-cab pickup. We also love it in camper van guise, as well as a transporter and cabrio. According to Electric Brands, the eBussy "can be converted into a convertible, off-roader, box body, station wagon, pickup or panel van and camping bus in just a few simple steps."
The eBussy isn't only a cool looking thing, but it is highly functional as well. The standard van comes with a 10kWh battery that offers a range of up to 125 miles on a single charge, but a 30 kWh battery is also on offer, which extends that range to an impressive 372 miles, and roof-mounted solar panels extend those figures slightly.
The eBussy can even be specced with a lifted ride height for some offroad adventures and has a permanent, electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system in play. In terms of power outputs, the eBussy will most certainly get the job done thanks to an electric motor that produces only 20 horsepower, but a massive 737 lb-ft of torque. That sounds almost too good to be true. Its empty weight without batteries, charge, and superstructure is only between 992 lbs and 1,322 lbs and it can handle loads up to 2,200 pounds.
The eBussy will be affordable, with the base model going for only €15,800 ($18,273). Prices will vary on body style with the offroad camper being one of the more expensive versions at €28,800 ($33,309). Oh, how we wish these little vans would come to the US.