Nimbus: Adventure Van of the Future

The Nimbus is the creation of Eduardo Galvani for Hemisferio Criativo in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Now that the Volkswagen Bus is no long being manufactured, the Nimbus is stepping up to fill the gap in adventure road tripping. It's a battery-operated 4WD vehicle with panoramic windows and state-of-the-art technology.

Nimbus has been designed by Eduardo Galvani for Hemisferio Criativo in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Dimensions: 2.10 x 4.20 x 2.60 m
Weight: 1.620 kg / 3 570 lb
Layout: Rear engine
Doors: 5
Autonomy: 260 to 320 km (160 to 200 mi)
Max Speed: 130 to 160 km/h (80 to 100 mph) - 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 13 seconds
Baggage loading: 470 lt (Internal) / 300 lt (Top Suitcase) / 200 lt (Roof) - 600kg / 1322 lb
Tires: Semi-cross
Brakes: ABS
Suspensions: Independent

Nimbus’ features include battery power, panoramic windows, WIFI, rear engine, multiple driving modes and sun cells.


130Kw (180hp) electrical engine lithium-ion battery powered
Selectable Driving Modes (Energy Saver, Standard Trip, Standard Cruise, 4WD)
Adjustable Hydraulic Steering Wheel
Obstacle Detection (Distance Warning) and Back Camera
Gearless Automatic Velocity System with Hill Descent Control
Panoramic Windows
Multi-Function Convex Driver Dashboard with Flexive Screen
7-inch Diagonal Central Display and Controller
Bluetooth and WIFI Connectivity
USB Connectors (2 for frontal and 2 for back seats) for media browser and gadget recharger
Conventional 12V power connector
Energy-Generating Sun Cells
A/C Cold/Hot
Electric Doors, Windows and Mirrors
Front/Back Screens Wiping/Defrost
Tire Pressures and Washer Fluids Level Sensors
Fog Lights (4)
Winnower Fans (2)
Mini-Refrigerator (capacity for 8 cans)
Cup/Bottle-Holders (6)
Airbags (6)
Self-Cleaning Surfaces
Anti-Theft System
Remote Power Blocker
Location Detection
GPS Commands

It's unclear whether Nimbus is currently available for purchase. No price is listed.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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