Proper now, there are a number of firms creating a journey camper particularly for EVs. This contains journey trailer large Airstream and one of many nation’s largest RV sellers: Tenting World. A European firm by the identify of Dethleffs has a prototype (pictured beneath), and Polydrops already has one available on the market.
I think that when tenting trailers for EVs begin hitting the market they may are available a wide range of sizes, aerodynamic shapes, and with numerous options and specs. Principally as a result of these giant firms haven’t made a camper like this earlier than, it will likely be a primary. Nearly all of conventional camper trailers aren’t very excessive tech. It’s exhausting to think about that any of those firms are skilled with battery packs, photo voltaic panels, and electrical motors. They may probably seek the advice of with firms who know extra about EV expertise.
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Not solely that, they don’t actually know what EV house owners need out of campers but. A few of these firms may very well be conducting focus group research or studying articles like this one, and the feedback.
An InsideEVs reader created this advert of a camper made for EVs.
An InsideEVs reader by the identify of Ed posted the above picture he created (It’s not an actual firm). Once I contacted him he stated, “I needed to get the camper firms desirous about the idea. I feel it has began to work.”
Bravo, Ed! Photographs like this most likely get the gears turning within the heads of R&D of us on the firms creating them. He even listed the options he’d prefer to have in his camper. Ed was the one one to publish a photograph he created, however many others listed options they’d prefer to see.
Martin, one other InsideEVs commenter listed these options he’d prefer to have:
>10 kWh capability
Good towing: trailer is conscious of forces at tow hitch and reacts accordingly, is conscious of up-/downhill predictions
Replaces trailer management (safety function)
Replaces “mover” (gradual autonomous remote-controlled motion for trailer positioning)
Autonomous 230V system inside trailer
Trailer may be related to grid and buffer photo voltaic vitality when parked at residence
Eco Logical, one other commenter, had this to say:
I am in search of a zero emission electrical tenting trailer, no fuel/propane in any respect, electrical cooking & heating. The 4680 excessive voltage cell-to-chassis expertise would facilitate a weight saving trailer construction. A Tesla or CCS charging outlet would facilitate quick DC switch from the trailer to the automobile (bidirectional is healthier). Trailer kWh capability ought to match towing automobile capability i.e. 100 kWh if towing with a Tesla Mannequin X.
Thunderbuck desires to see this in an upcoming camper made for EVs:
My dream: a trailer with its personal small battery pack that may combine with an EV’s battery. Trailer would have pushed wheels that might regen in live performance with the tow automotive’s regen, and may very well be pushed underneath high-demand situations (mountain freeway grades, for example).
Invoice Johnson had this to say:
I’ve bought a Cyber on order and am planning to get an RV trailer for an prolonged street journey. The nearer I may be to grid free (no carbon footprint?) the higher. Induction range and electrical/compost rest room, HVAC and many others. seems like retrofitting work to me. I am fairly positive I can deal with all of it however it might be good to see business choices already filling this void.
Like with most issues, everybody has their very own opinion on one of the best path to go. Now, I do know that is only a few opinions and is not every thing that EV house owners need with a camper. However, it offers us and journey trailer firms a greater thought of what EV house owners need.
EV house owners, do you agree with the above InsideEVs readers? If there are different options you are in search of please tell us within the feedback beneath.