The Scout Microcamper. An innovative electric campervan rental concept designed by Vanlifer
As more and more people are looking to travel again after COVID-19 restrictions, the Vanlife trend is gaining popularity among younger backpackers. They are thrilled to embark on campervan travel adventures. However, traditional campervans come with a few challenges. They can be bulky, difficult to maneuver, and consume a lot of fuel. This makes them less than ideal for budget-conscious travellers and destinations that have limited motorway systems. Moreover, traditional campervans are not suitable for countries like Bali, Fiji, or Southeast Asia, which are often visited by a younger yoga-loving demographic. Fortunately, the Scout Micro Camper Trike offers a revolutionary solution that could change the way people travel. Combining the excitement of motorcycling with the convenience of a compact camper, this innovative mode of transportation overcomes the limitations of traditional travel.
The Scout Micro Camper Trike
The Scout Micro Camper Trike is a tiny camper with three wheels, inspired by the Tuk-Tuk vehicles that are popular in Southeast Asia and India. It's incredibly easy to handle, just like driving a scooter, and it's compact in size. It comes with all the basics you'd need in a simple campervan. With the Scout, you can enjoy the perfect combination of mobility and convenience, making it easy for you to explore wherever you want without any restrictions. Plus, the design means that it can't go too fast, so it's a safe option for anyone with a car licence to operate.
Compact and Versatile
The Scout Micro Camper Trike is designed to be compact and versatile. Its small size makes it easy to maneuver, even in tight spaces or narrow roads. Despite its compactness, it offers all the essential comforts you would expect from a campervan. Inside the Scout, you'll find seats for two, a spacious double bed, and collapsible tables for added convenience. The abundant storage space allows you to bring along your wardrobe and personal belongings, freeing you to explore without any limitations.
The Scout Micro Camper Trike is notable for its dedication to eco-friendly transportation. Its electric motor allows it to travel up to 300 kilometres on a single charge, while solar panels on the roof provide a steady charge to the batteries, ensuring a reliable power source during overnight stops. Choosing the Scout means you can embark on adventures with the assurance that you're minimizing your environmental footprint.
Off the beaten track
Thanks to the Scout's small size and motorbike-like abilities, travellers can explore unique sites and tracks that are not accessible to larger campervans.
Non-Campervan Friendly Destinations
The Scout Micro Camper Trike offers worry-free travel, eliminating the need to worry about hotel check-ins or bus schedules. It is designed to be suitable for the roads and climate of countries where motorhome and campervan travel is not common, making previously inaccessible destinations accessible. At the end of each day, the Scout provides a comfortable bed and well-equipped cooking facilities. With the Scout Micro Camper Trike, you can say goodbye to the limitations of traditional travel and embrace the freedom and excitement it offers. We are looking to pilot the Scout microcamper in Bali, Fiji, New Caledonia, and Vietnam in the future.
Over the last few years, there have been notable advancements in electric motor development. These innovations have led to the creation of more efficient, lighter, and energy-saving designs. Electric campervans have been tried out in several countries, but they are usually bulky and traditional vans that weigh a lot due to heavy cabinetry and on-board systems. As a result, these designs are not very practical since they usually have limited ranges and require frequent charging. However, the Scout is different in that it is a lightweight and basic campervan that offers a unique experience. It allows for greater speed and faster charging times, making it a more feasible option for travel.
A Vanlifer Concept
The Scout Micro Camper Trike is a concept by VANLIFER, which has been a long-standing idea created by its founder. We hope to move into the prototyping stage soon. If you're interested in trying one out, please reach out and we can add you to a waiting list.