Inspired by his mother’s PhD on battery technology and “vehicle-to-grid stuff”, Kit converted the van to a right-hand drive, had a local cabinet maker fit it out (“getting every inch of space to work”), and changed the engine for a mighty battery that provides a range of 50 miles on a full charge. “But it’s an ongoing project,” he added, “constantly being tweaked and improved.”
Meanwhile, Volkswagen has been doing some tweaking of its own, with plans to launch a new electric version of the classic campervan. The ID Buzz will stick close to the original design, with a new colour motif and style quirks.
With a double gas hob, sink, fridge, plentiful cupboard space and a back seat that converted into a comfortable double bed, the van has everything you need for an exciting day trip or long weekend away.
So could this be an exciting eco friendly way to spend time with your family and friends? The unique van can be hired for £149 a night (including campsite) for three- or four-night trips!