Westfalia VERDIER Solar Power Vans Soon on the Road

In an article in June we reported on the Westfalia VERDIER Solar Power van than had been prototyped by Montreal industrial design company, VERDIER Light Caravaning.

In an story on green RV-ing in the NY Times on Friday, Alexandre Verdier, the van's designer, said that he is currently negotiating with a manufacturer and that the vans should be available in summer 2009.

According to the company's website, they will be making only 250 vans in the first production run.

They are, however, accepting reservations for the vans, which attract a $10,000 USD refundable fee and a $1,000 non-refundable $1,000 administration fee.

But before you get to excited, note this: the estimated price for the solar camper model is $129,000.

Photos taken from the Verdier Van & Caravan Inc. website. Copyright © Verdier Van & Caravan Inc., 2008.