Camping is often thought to be just a thing for summer, but Nissan is aiming to change that perception with a new off-road camper van concept that the firm says is “ideal for winter expeditions”.

Based on the brand’s electric e-NV200 van, it’s been specially modified for both tricky terrain and camping. It features an onboard 220V power pack, which can be powered by solar panels on the roof, along with an integrated fridge, kitchen and folding beds.

In terms of off-road upgrades, the camper van is fitted with off-road tyres and raised suspension that provides greater clearance for snow or mud. Finally, twin spotlights with 5400 lumens of power aim to provide supreme vision.

The basis for the electric camper is the e-NV200, which features a 40kWh battery pack shared with the brand’s best-selling Leaf EV, bringing a range of 124 miles, though Nissan claims in cities this could increase to as much as 187 miles. Rapid charging capability also means the battery can be charged from flat to 80 per cent in between 40 and 60 minutes – ideal for keeping you on the move in tricky terrains.

Dmitry Busurkin, general manager of light commercial vehicles at Nissan Europe, said: “For Nissan, electric mobility is all about offering an exciting experience behind the wheel – while above all remaining conscious of our impact on the environment.

“Imbued with the essence of adventure and thrilling electrified power, the Nissan e-NV200 Winter Camper concept van is an expression of the future of zero-emissions mobility. This vision, and the innovative set of accessories available with the standard e-NV200 models, will get drivers and outdoor enthusiasts alike excited for the adventures we’re all craving in the future.”

Unfortunately there are no plans for the e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept to make production, though it could inspire future projects from the firm as it expands its electric vehicle range.