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Introducing the world's smallest carbon neutral caravan

The QTvan measures a tiny 2m x 75cm and has a top speed of 5mph when matched with a mobility scooter
The QTvan measures a tiny 2m x 75cm and has a top speed of 5mph when matched with a mobility scooter
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by Holly Tribe

Have you ever been overcome with the urge to grab forty winks half way through your weekly shop? Well, a new micro caravan commissioned by the Environmental Transport Association could be the answer to your dreams.

The QTvan is a brand new mini camper that is light enough to be towed by a mobility scooter and small enough to be manoeuvred through the aisles of a supermarket.

Click here to see a video of the QTvan in action

According to the Metro, the QTvan was developed by Yannick Read for the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) to draw attention to the fact that there are 220,000 mobility scooters owners without breakdown cover.

The man behind the caravan, Mr Read, commented: "An increasing number of people rely on mobility scooters but if you develop a fault or run out of battery power and don't have breakdown cover, or a tiny caravan in tow, your only options are to push something that weighs the equivalent of two men home or call a relative with a large car."

The name is an amusing take on our national identity, derived from three typically British pastimes; queuing, tea and caravanning. Yannick added: "It is quintessentially English. We have a love/hate relationship with the caravan."

What's in the box?

The diminutive caravan stands at just 2m x 75cm and comes with a tea making facilities, a drinks cabinet, a bed, alarm clock and there's even a 19" flat screen TV mounted on the far-side wall. There's 240v hook up and battery powered back-up lighting, but you won't be breaking any landspeed records, as the top outfit speed is just 5mph.

Environmentalists will be pleased to learn the caravan can offer a carbon neutral form of touring if the scooter is charged from a green energy source.

The QTvan is available to order from the ETA at a cost of £5,500. Added extras including solar panels, central heating and satellite dishes are available as cost options. Click here to visit their website.

Comments - What do you think?
  • "Haha love it, wouldn't fancy a kip in it myself, but could be a good place to stash the kids when doing the weekly trudge round asda "

    Lois (Read) Posted: 21/04/2011 09:45:43

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