2022 – Coming Soon to a Campsite Near You: The Electric Mobile Home

It’s Memorial Day weekend in 2027. You look around the beachfront RV park where you vacation and see kids laughing and a quiet campground. There is an electronic airflow over the property. The Winnebago e-RV sits under a grove of shady trees. Opposite the electric Mercedes EQV. It seems that everywhere you look there is a mobile electric home!

Uh. While this all-electric entertainment picture holds such oomph, the electric RV options for Memorial Day weekend 2022 are pretty slim. However, what seems a distant 5 year wait in our imaginary scenario is not that long, and all indications are that the appearance of an electric RV option by that date will be realistic and viable.

Finally, the electric vehicle market is expected to grow by 2027 at a compound annual growth rate of 33.6% from 2020 to 2027 peaking at $2495.4 billion and 233.9 million units. Ford alone will likely be producing more than two million electric cars a year by then.

It only makes sense that the eRV will be a part of the growth of this electronics industry.

Traveling long distances means a mobile home for many people. The electric and domestic emissions-free future of the mobile home industry faces the challenge of sustainable travel. Because what consumers want, consumers usually get, and zero-emission camping is now in high demand.

However, if you look around this busy RV Village this summer, you’ll likely hear the rumble of generators. It is not very sedative or associated with nature…

Eco camping is gaining popularity

Being in nature has a positive effect on your mental and physical health. People who have had the opportunity to experience the beauty and charm of remote wilderness places often become environmentalists trying to protect fragile geological wonders and ecosystems.

As an agent of nature, you carry with you the knowledge that spending time in the wild contributes to environmental awareness. Eco-camping is a term for an eco-friendly trip associated with the goal of respecting and preserving wild spaces for years to come. Environmental campers avoid single-use plastics, reuse containers, avoid products made with chemicals, dispose of all waste properly and stay in driveways.

Campers who make smart choices reduce their impact on the environment around them, and adhere to the Leave No Trace philosophy which now includes zero-emissions travel. While it may mean moving primarily through manpower through walking, kayaking, or cycling, longer trips are common. Environmental campers want the most sophisticated, zero-emissions travel options for a mobility scooter—plus an induction stove, electric refrigerator, boiler, and air conditioning.

A mobile electric home is just right for a sustainable vacation.

Publications and Concepts for Mobile Electric Homes

Getting to the RV park means equipping the bedrooms, putting camping furniture in place, placing the kitchen and food in designated areas, raising and installing chairs and tables, opening windows and attaching personal technical devices. It’s not about getting there but more about experiencing a relationship with nature.

or is he?

Traveling long distances in a recreational vehicle means traveling with all the comforts of home. Consumers who buy electric cars want a luxury battery and the latest charging technology at an affordable price.

green car reviews See North American Electric Motor Vehicle Survey in December 2021. Respondents said they would use an eRV at least every two to three weeks—some at least once a week. 97% expect to drive 3 hours or more before charging, and 45% say they will drive 5 or 6 hours from home before needing to charge. Could the 300-mile cargo share live up to that expectation?

The most common answer was for an expected charging time in the range of 45 to 59 minutes, indicating that DC fast charging is required not only in products like this, but also as a need for infrastructure in camps across the country. It’s a huge leap from the typical 240V, 30A outlets found in American campgrounds for fast charging compatibility.

Here are some of the eRV concepts that attempt to reach that consistency in consumer expectations.

Airstream eStream Concept Travel Trailer: paints a picture of a world in the not-too-distant future, where your camper works in concert with your tow vehicle to maximize range and efficiency, as you detach and use your mobile device to remotely drive your vehicle Direct stream to the campsite, panels allow you to Ultra-efficient solar and high-voltage batteries take your adventures off the grid. Airstream says a large, safe, high-voltage battery bank for cars powers everything from fully electrical appliances to independent motors that allow the convoy to move under its own power.

Mercedes EQV: If you’re in Switzerland, you can order this electric motorhome now. The Mercedes EQV features a retractable tent roof, similar to that known from Volkswagen. The conversion, done by Swiss company Sortimo, rethinks the battery-powered mid-range V-Class. The EQV 300 has a range of 203 to 226 miles, while the EQV 250 has a range of 132 to 147 miles. The electric buggy will cost $75,000. Rooftop solar panels are available at an additional cost. Klaus Rekogler, Head of Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz: “The mobile home market is of strategic importance for Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Here we want to continue to grow and take a leading role in terms of innovation and sustainability. One thing is clear to us: the future is electric, as well as in The mobile home industry!

Winnebago e-RV: Ford Transit-based Winnebago e-RV has an 86-kWh battery and will offer a range of 125 miles — enough to satisfy 54% of RV buyers, they say. Key elements include 350V DC for the water heater and ceiling-mounted heat pump air conditioning system, as well as 110V AC for the induction hob and refrigerator, which can also run on 12V DC for added flexibility and convenience. At high current charging stations, the charging time is about 45 minutes.

THOR Vision concept car: Thor’s electric home, which also started Transit, includes a battery, hydrogen fuel cell and solar roof, giving it a range of up to 300 miles. The following video whets the appetite for the eRV.

Final Thoughts on Electric Motorhome

according to Cars.coms In the survey, 47% of electric vehicle owners take 3 to 5 car trips per year. Savings include not having to pay high prices at the pump; Planning ahead and doing more frequent loading stops seems easy to access this proprietary set.

All kinds of electric mobile homes are in the research and development stage: RV’s, campers, caravans, semi-trailers, pop-up RVs and truck campers.

The standard Ford F-150 Lightning package delivers 452 horsepower and 775 pound-feet. torque. It can serve as a portable electrification source, which is very attractive for campers. Many campers are considering ways to use the cargo capacity of their camping gear.

Solarteam Eindhoven, a team of Dutch university students, decided to take a radically different approach to car driving when they built the solar-powered Stella Vita mobile home. Known as the “self-contained house on wheels”, the prototype is a mobile home that allows you to live and work while traveling with the support of the sun. The Stella Vita generates energy through solar panels on the roof and uses this energy for driving and living.

According to THOR, the partnership with ZF resulted in the idea of ​​a touring trailer equipped with a prototype eTrailer system. Unlike an ordinary trailer, a trailer equipped with an eTrailer system can move according to its own power. Trailer speed is adjusted according to the speed of the tractor vehicle via an advanced sensing system, resulting in minimal loss of range.


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