Opel showcases Zafira-e Life Crosscamp prototype of electric camper at Caravan Salon Düsseldorf
- Emissions-free for the “great outdoors”: Driving range up to 322 km (WLTP)
- Highly flexible: Fully equipped with appliances and sleeping for four
- Planned for 2023: Battery-electric Crosscamp variants complement portfolio
The Opel Zafira-e Life is the ideal vehicle for all those who want not only more space and flexibility but also electric mobility, even on a weekend trip to the countryside or camping. The spacious electric van from the German brand will be on display at this year’s Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf from August 26 to September 4. Not only on stand D42 in hall 16, but also as the battery-electric Crosscamp Flex in the outdoor arena, where urban camper specialists Crosscamp will present the prototype of a battery-electric Crosscamp Flex based on the Zafira-e Life. The vehicle combines the high practicality and flexibility of the Opel van with the desire for a locally emissions-free camper.
The 75-kWh lithium-ion traction battery (located under the floor to save space) allows longer journeys, with a driving range of up to 322 kilometres in the WLTP cycle. Charging is as easy as driving – via wall box, fast charging or even a cable for domestic plug sockets. Using 100 kW of direct current (DC), it takes around 48 minutes for the battery to reach 80 per cent state-of-charge. To preserve the energy in the traction battery for driving, an onboard 95 Ah auxiliary battery provides electricity for lighting, a cool box and a USB socket for charging other consumers such as smartphones or cameras.
Typically Crosscamp, typically Opel: High flexibility plus optimum safety
Like every Crosscamp, the all-electric Crosscamp Flex has everything needed for a relaxing trip. The practical equipment includes front seats that rotate by 180 degrees, a kitchenette, a wash basin, a gas cooker and fitted cupboards, as well as containers for drinking and waste water. Thanks to the rear bench seat that quickly turns into a double bed and two more beds under the rising roof, the Crosscamp Flex can accommodate four guests.
All Crosscamp variants based on the Zafira-e Life benefit from the Opel van’s wide range of assistance systems offered as standard equipment. The list includes front collision alert, emergency braking, drowsiness alert, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition with semi-adaptive cruise control.
The all-electric Crosscamp Flex will join the diesel-engined Crosscamp variants in 2023. Subsequently the brand also plans to offer the electric urban camper as the Crosscamp Lite.