Swift Basecamp EVO concept: the future of caravan design?

Swift Basecamp EVO concept

Swift has unveiled its new Basecamp EVO concept, showcasing what an environmentally-friendly caravan looks like.

From its rainwater toilet flush system to a lighter GRP bodyshell, Swift has been exploring options for both greener production and greener towing.

The Swift Basecamp EVO is an all-electric prototype concept, first unveiled at the recent Motorhome and Caravan Show, at the NEC Birmingham.

Based on the Basecamp 2, the innovative model comes packed full of clever features, such as the rain-to-flush toilet – rain water is collected in its 10-litre tank up front which can then be used to flush the loo, saving a total of 0.5 litres of drinking water per flush.

The concept caravan also comes with 920W of solar panel – this includes 720W on the roof and front panel, with portable solar panels providing a further 200W. Then there are the 6Kwh batteries on its base, which should allow for touring without using gas or hook up.

1,750 recycled plastic bottles have been used to insulate it, while the caravan manufacturer has made it 11kg lighter by thinning the GRP skin, which helps to reduce both production and towing emissions.

Swift Sustainability Manager, Tom Buckley said: “The mission with the Basecamp EVO was to create a bold all-electric caravan with sustainability engrained within the design.

“As someone that lives and breathes sustainability, it has been a real passion project for me and it was amazing to see such a hive of activity around it at the NEC show.

“This vehicle is just the starting point for Swift on our journey to net zero and extending our offering to a range of more sustainable, environmentally friendly leisure vehicles.”

There are currently no plans to put the Swift Basecamp EVO into production, Van Life Matters understands.

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