Wellhouse Leisure launches a plug-in hybrid campervanCampervans 11-03-2020 | 10:33 HOUR
The West Yorkshire-based campervan converter, Wellhouse Leisure, has a new plug-in hybrid campervan capable of covering 35 miles on its electric charge and 310 miles on its 1.0-litre engine.
A plug-in hybrid campervan with low emissions and a reasonable range
The plug-in hybrid campervan has a Ford Transit Custom base with a 1.0-litre, 126PS Ford EcoBoost engine with an electric motor with auto transmission. For short journeys or urban driving its 35-mile range on its electric motor will suit many people who would use it daily.
For longer journeys, the campervan’s 310-mile range makes the Wellhouse Leisure Ford Custom Limited “Misano 2” PHEV (petrol/electric plug-in hybrid) model suitable for touring around the UK or abroad.
Campervan charging wherever you are
The Misano 2 campervan recharges its batteries using regenerative braking technology while you drive it. When the batteries have enough charge in them, the system switches to using the electric motor which saves fuel and emissions. You can charge the campervan at home or when you’re away using a charger which gives you peace of mind when you tour.
The Ford Transit Custom Misano 2 campervan has an extra 200KG load capacity because Wellhouse Leisure uses the Transit Custom 340 model. The company did that to compensate for the extra weight of the batteries.
No compromise on interior space
But, you won’t notice the batteries on the campervan’s interior. Wellhouse Leisure has put the batteries under the floor. Inside the Misano 2 has the same interior design as the company’s other campervans. Other features include Italian designed furniture, a UK-made elevating roof and a three seat belt sliding rear seat which Wellhouse Leisure had crash-tested in Germany.
The Misano 2 campervan has automatic transmission as standard and, with the ‘Limited’ specification on the Ford Transit Custom model, the campervan comes with the following features:
- An eight-inch display screen
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Automatic headlights
- A heated windscreen
- Heated front seats
- Air conditioning
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- A solar panel
- Bumpers, mirrors and side mouldings which match the body colouring.
Speaking about driving the Ford Transit Custom PHEV, Wellhouse Leisure CEO, David Elliott, said:
“I was impressed with the PHEV’s performance and driveability. Ford’s engineers have developed a very refined vehicle that makes a great electric campervan. I know our customers are going to love its combination of performance and efficiency.”
The Wellhouse Leisure plug-in hybrid campervan, the Ford Transit Custom Misano 2, costs £57,000 (including a Government grant).