Swift has unveiled its new Basecamp Evo concept model at the October NEC Show this week.

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.

Seating in Basecamp Evo concept

The innovative design touches continue inside, where cushions are made from around 42 recycled plastic bottles. Appliances are fully electric too, including the heating, fridge, microwave with grill & oven and induction hob. This helps cut CO2 emissions down by 92% when the van is powered with renewable electricity.

Kitchen in Evo concept

Parts of the concept van were made with 3D printing, and if it gets enough positive feedback at the Show, Swift has said the Basecamp Evo may go into production.

There were plenty of other new models on display too, with Barefoot displaying its Forward model in pink, while Adria had its four-berth Action 391 PT on show too. Swift had its new Challenger Exclusives making their NEC Show debut too.

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