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Mercedes EQV Electric RV From Tonke

The Tonke toy for grownups who love expensive vans!

With the launch of the new Tonke electric Camper conversion, the Mercedes-Benz EQV has blossomed into the all-electric, B-class RV it was born to be.

Nearly three years after the debut of the hot-selling Mercedes’ EQV electric van, Dutch RV specialist Tonke has turned the innovative EV into a capable B-class camper with swiveling front seats, a pop-up dinette/game tabe, and a swing-out camp kitchen just as good as anything this side of a Rivian Camp Kitchen or Volkswagen BusBox.

Why did it take three years for Tonke to turn the EQV into an RV? Tonke explains that it’s been wanting to build an electric camper, and after testing the EQV, they realized the right vehicle had arrived in the form of Mercedes’ van– and they wanted to get their first ever battery-electric RV (BERV?) absolutely right.

Seems a Bit Familiar

Image courtesy Tonke.

If you think this story seems a bit familiar, you’re partially correct. Mercedes did, indeed reveal an EQV “camper” with a pop-up roof tent back in January– but that van, built by Swiss company Sortimo for MB under contract, is more of a casual weekender. In contrast, the Tonke-developed EQV Touring is a complete electric RV with long-term potential and the ability to sleep four (two on a two-seat rear bench that power-folds down into an 80″ x 45″ double bed, and a 77″ x 43″ bed in the pop-up roof tent).As Tonke’s flagship offering, the EQV B-class is simply in another league, and the soft touch points, available two-tone metalling paint schemes, and long list of top-shelf components underscore the point: This is a nice B van!

You don’t have to take my word for it, though. Check out a few of the van’s interior pics, below, then let us know what you think of this three-pointed star of the trailer park in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Mercedes Electric Camper Van

Source: Tonke.

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