Can you imagine traveling around the country without ever having to stop for gas? It might seem like sci-fi, but the future is already here. The very latest electric RV innovation was put together by a German RV company called Dethleffs.
This RV motorhome was specifically built to be taken on the open road. Barely an inch of the RV exists that isn’t covered in Solar panels, so you shouldn’t need to worry about running out of juice or struggling to find a charging station. In total, this RVV has 334 square feet of thin-film solar panels, which are able to deliver 3,000 watts of energy.
The RV rocks a 107-horsepower electric motor that’s been built on the company’s own Iveco Daily Electric chassis. However, you are limited to 100 miles on a full charge, due to the rather diminutive 228-Ah sodium-nickel-chloride battery. The upside is the battery is fully expected to last at least 1,500 charges or 250,000 km.
This RV isn’t just a traditional motorhome, but is classed as an e-home! It features many smart features such as driver assistance, smart windows and a 1st class heating and cooling system.
The e-home utilizes Victrom Energy products for the solar gear, including the panels, chargers, and inverter. Not only will the solar panels charge the RVs batteries, but you can run a host of appliances, as well as charge your phone and laptops.
Dethleffs Managing Director, Alexander Leopold, said:
Dethleffs know this means a lot more than just putting bodywork on an electrically driven chassis. By implementing a fully electric power-train there are many challenges and equally opportunities for the entire vehicle. One significant opportunity is to do without any additional type of energy sources for the vehicle. This means that a motorhome with electric drive will also supply all the on-board services with electricity for the living area instead of gas, for example – and that is why solar power production becomes very important.
We personally think the RV has a sleek modern look. The interior features wireless charging stations throughout, infrared heating panels installed in the floors and walls, bespoke furniture, and tinted windows to cut down on heat during the warmer summer months.
The modern heating system is able to capture warm air from outside, store it and use it to warm the interior once the cooler evening temperatures kick in.
There’s even a starlight projector to bring the night sky indoors.
It’s basically the perfect vehicle for slowly making our way around the country.