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Hello from Norfolk (UK)

We are aiming to buy the electric Tekna car or van shortly with an aim to make it accessible and as a camper. With our various health problems we are looking to create something fairly unique.

The electric would suit us as we are not speed demons plus my wife's condition limits her to 100 miles per journey max.

Has anyone else tried doing alterations on an electric version? I know the floor is "out of bounds" due to battery underneath so no lowering of the floor but would appreciate knowing any other do-s and dont-s.

Aiming for rear ramp for powerchair which will have to be strapped down, both van seats swivel (I've read the VERY helpful threads on these :smile: ) plus a retracting step.

For the camper block (WC, sink, stove, water tanks, wardrobe) I am aiming to do a sliding "crate" which will slide out the vehicle on to folding legs over the ramp with the powerchair behind it all encased within a "drive-away" awning.

We have done type of thing before using a Berlingo as the bed area but as it was a motability car any camper fitments would not be permitted. Now with the DLA/PIP changes it's going to be good bye to the Citroen but hello to making something uniquely suited to us.

We look forward to hearing your views >:D
 

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This is very exciting. Good luck! Please excuse my ignorance of the vehicle regulations in your country. Would the following setup work for what you are thinking? Rather than use the rear door you could use one of the side doors for the powerchair ramp. The tent area would provide a place to store the chair while you are inside the van. Most of the conversions I've seen have floor space available right behind the front seats.
 

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Yes we have a drive-away tent pretty similar that we used for the Berlingo that will fit this one which can go on the side or the rear. Depends a bit on which has the lower sill height (forgot to measure at the side door).
 

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Not sure you could have a side step - the van is low already, so you may me too tight.
On the diesel version we've had fresh and waste water tanks made and have these underslung, but the e version will be totally different.
The wheel arches are low which will help you - but if you want a removable pod be aware the rear corners are large, and restrict the entry width with doors open. I doubt' you'll get a sliding pod with all that in through the gap. Also I'm sure you are aware it won't pass DVLA mods for campervan and insurance for non-permanent installs will be a mare
There is a pro conversion on the e (Hillside leisure?) you may get ideas from
Beyond that, our van will be so different I doubt I can offer you much advice.
Apart from wondering if its worth going electric for the amount you'll use it.....
God I sound negative - sorry - don't mean to be!
 
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