At the Caravan Salon, Bürstner will be presenting the Lineo in an electric version. The campervan is equipped with a 100% electric engine and has a range of up to 317km. The decision as to whether it will go into serial production has not been made yet.
Düsseldorf. Bürstner will be presenting its first 100% electric vehicle at the Caravan Salon 2022: The campervan Lineo Electric on a Ford Transit base as a prototype that is almost ready to go into serial production. The leisure vehicle manufacturer, based in Kehl, Germany, is now following up the Eliseo CNG presented in 2021 with a second alternative drive system development.
The C 590 layout, already familiar from the Lineo range, will be converted into a 100% electric version. The 400-volt battery with a usable capacity of 68kWh is positioned underneath the main chassis. Depending on the serial and battery configuration, up to 317 kilometres can be travelled with a fully charged battery load. The reach can vary, due to factors such as the weather conditions, the vehicle handling, the route profile, the condition of the vehicle, and the age and condition of the lithium-ion batteries.
The Lineo Electric can be charged via a charging cable either at home, or at charging stations all over Europe; with the right hardware and software it takes a little over eight hours to fully charge a completely empty battery. The 100% electric engine is
more eco-friendly and low emission than ordinary combustion engines, and also makes it possible to gain access to many inner city low emission zones again.
With the aid of three driving modes, the new Lineo Electric can be adapted to the respective terrain and driving conditions: The vehicle therefore offers a choice of driving in standard mode, driving in wet or icy conditions, as well as driving in a particularly economical mode. Activating the eco-mode also offers additional benefits with regard to eco-friendliness and economy.
"I am delighted that we have taken the next step towards a sustainable future with alternative drive systems with the Ford E-Transit-based Lyseo," declares Managing Director Jens Kromer. "The number of electric vehicles registered in Europe continues to rise to record-levels. With the Lyseo E-Transit, we have an actual solution that makes it possible to also realise this trend in the motorhome area. However, this development speed depends primarily on the further development of the respective charging infrastructures, and the adaptation of our production processes for battery-driven vehicles.
Germany saw a record number of new electric car registrations in 2021: Around 356,000 new 100% electric cars were registered, more than ever before. This trend continued throughout the first three months of 2022.
Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG
Bürstner is a brand in the mainstream segment that manufactures motorhomes, caravans and vans. Bürstner is particularly known for harmonious living ideas, functionality and living comfort with a contemporary look. Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG is based in Kehl, Germany, with a second production facility in Wissembourg (France/Alsace), and is part of the Erwin Hymer Group. Further information is also available at https://www.buerstner.com/
Erwin Hymer Group
The Erwin Hymer Group is a 100 percent subsidiary of Thor Industries, the world's leading
manufacturer of recreational vehicles with more than 25,000 employees worldwide. The Erwin Hymer Group unites motorhome and caravan manufacturers as well as motorhome and caravan accessory specialists, hire and financing services under one roof. The motorhome and caravan brands Buccaneer, Bürstner, Carado, Crosscamp, Compass, Dethleffs, Elddis, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer, Laika, LMC, Niesmann+Bischoff, Sunlight and Xplore, the motorhome rental companies McRent and rent easy, and also the chassis specialist Goldschmitt, the accessories specialist Movera and the touring portal freeontour all belong to the Erwin Hymer Group. Further information is provided at www.erwinhymergroup.com.