The future of electric vanlife: powering e-campers with solar panels

An electric Fiat E-Ducato camper with solar panels parked in Tuscany overlooking fields in sunny weather

Our fully-electric campervan has three big solar panels on the roof to sustainably power our household. But can solar also power the traction battery of an electric van for off-grid road trips? In this not-too-technical article, we dive into the future of electric vanlife and how viable e-campers powered by solar panels actually are.

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Jurrien and Sara

Two travel journalists exploring Europe and beyond in our fully-electric campervan, our home base and office. Besides our vanlife adventures, we share our top tips for epic EV road trips and eco-conscious experiences.


Our EV Charging Experience in France and Spain

We just got back from a whirlwind, six-week road trip to France and Spain in our fully electric campervan. During our trip, we tested the public charging infrastructure in both countries thoroughly. Here’s how it went, including the apps and providers we used to charge our EV, and the challenges we encountered along the way.

New Work: Lonely Planet’s Epic Road Trips of Europe

Lonely Planet Epic Drives of Europe book with an image of a lighthouse in Jutland in Denmark in the background

Lonely Planet released a new coffee table book: Epic Road Trips of Europe — and we got to contribute a chapter! It was a work dream come true to create a story for a Lonely Planet book and about one of our favourite subjects too, an amazing vanlife trip to the west coast of Jutland in Denmark.