We’ve seen the world’s first mass ID. Buzz camper kits and complete camper conversions debut in Germany. Now TC Conversions has introduced the first all-electric ID. We’ve seen the Buzz campervan, just across the water in the UK. In fact, the UK tuning shop doesn’t specify an ID. Buzz camper vans, but only two.
It gives buyers the option of an ID-based entry-level electric camper. Buzz Cargo and a more polished version based on IDs. Hum life. The new range of campers includes a full-size pop-up roof, an all-electric, airless equipment setup, up to four sleepers, an ingenious indoor/outdoor kitchen and solar charging.
Thanks to their quiet, emissions-free powertrains, electric campers already promise to be one of the most secluded ways to car camp. TC debuts Dvan ID. The Buzz camper is even more stealthy with blackout paint and a matching pop-up roof, making it as inconspicuous from the eyes (at night) as from the ears.
It’s not hard to see a compact mini camper being the perfect solution for those looking to keep a low profile, especially if it’s just a driver and passenger camping downstairs without deploying a full pop-up roof.
Even those who aren’t exclusively into stealth camper shopping have to admit that a black tuxedo looks pretty good on the Dvan Buzz. Of course, if black isn’t your color, we’re sure the TC can pull off a different look—it previously showed off the more classic two-tone ID. The buzz van at the event.
Enough of the paint – the real news is that the UK now has an all-electric ID. Ready to go, the Buzz camper is an impressive little machine. The TC augments VW’s 111-kWh traction battery with a 160-Ah recreational lithium battery designed to meet the needs of campers. The recreational battery receives power from 165-watt solar panels mounted on the pop-up roof and sends power to a 3,000-watt inverter and appliances such as a single-burner induction cooker and 20-liter Vitrifrigo top-loading refrigerator box. The airless Dvan Buzz is designed to run efficiently off grid, but it also includes a connector for plugging into shore power.
The floor plan is of the classic midsize van variety with rear bed/bench and driver’s side galley. In addition to the fridge and induction hob, the kitchen includes a compact sink fed by a 30 liter tank. TC utilizes ID. The Buzz’s dual sliding side doors offer indoor/outdoor cooking design.
The main kitchen sits a little too high to comfortably cook from the outside, so the whole unit is lowered to provide a more natural height for outdoor cooking. The hob and sink are positioned for easy access from both sides.
Dvan Buzz’s Double “Rock” Rear Bench slides, folds and seamlessly locks into a comfortable twin bed in seconds. The TC also incorporates what may be the world’s first full-size pop-up sleeper roof fitted to the ID. buzzing. The first full ID. The Buzz camper conversion we saw from Germany had a mini center pop-up, but this one comes with a full lift-off roof.
Currently, the manually-raised roof simply increases standing height inside the van, but TC says it’s working on a bed solution specifically for the ID. buzzing. It plans to offer available four-berth capacity on two IDs. Buzz shipment and ID. Buzz Life variant.
TC estimates a range of 208 miles (335 km, WLTP) for its Dvan Buzz campers, noting that they can charge from 5% to 80% in 30 minutes. It lists the same camping equipment for both vans, so it looks like the difference will come down to the original VW equipment. The Life van features a higher level of features, fit and finish than the business-oriented Cargo Commerce, including standard features like lane assist, Park Assist Plus, Discover Pro navigation infotainment and dual-zone climate control. The Cargo Commerce has an extra seat in the front for a total of five people, while the Life camper only seats four.
Both Dvan Buzz camper models are available to order now. The Cargo Commerce edition starts at £79,000 (~$98,175), while the Life edition starts at £91,000 (~$113,000).
This 5.5 minute video is a good introduction to the design and functionality of the Dvan Buzz.
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VW ID Buzz Camper Van – See full build here.
source: TC conversion