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I was just wondering if there is any known major issues with them and if parts availability is hard? I have a very unique use case scenario. Where the range won't be a issue.
 

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Parts seem impossible when it comes to its electronics, so they get salvaged. There are people I know on here that have been looking for years for the control & inverter stuff, lol. Otherwise, it's just an Express.
 

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So I gather all third party conversions are basically equal? Like Via Vtrux, Smith Newton, Estar, Azure, etc. There isn't one that uses parts readily available still? Are you talking about the Azure Transit Connects?
 

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Due to the issues with obsolete electronics, I think a better plan - if one is set on a battery-electric van for an RV - would be as remy_martian suggested and do you own conversion of a common van... but with salvaged EV components or at least current aftermarket/DIY bits. The problem is that most EVs are small and light compared to a camper van, so suitable motors are not common (Tesla motors have lots of power, but not enough cooling for heavy use); the larger commercial conversions used big motors, but the controllers for them are the problem. CanadaLT28 is approaching this by using two Nissan Leaf drive units in one truck for his VW LT doka with Nissan leaf - that seems like a viable solution to me.
 
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