New Luxury Trailers Are Offering Solar, Electric Vehicle Charging, Battery Storage for Extended Off-Grid Living.
Americans are finding creative ways to satiate their wanderlust during the COVID-19 pandemic. Would-be adventurers are showing preference for more self-sufficient domestic travel options like RVs. Living Vehicle is partnering with Volta Power Systems on lithium-ion storage for the 2021 Living Vehicle luxury travel trailer that allows users to live off-grid and recharge electric vehicles (EVs).
With over 3080W of solar and 47,600 watt-hours of energy storage, the largest automotive-grade system available on a residential trailer, these new vehicles can offer a true off-grid experience with minimized emissions. The Living Vehicle 2021 luxury trailers are priced at $229,995 with deliveries slated for 2021.
The Living Vehicle high-end trailer offers up to 3080 watts of solar and 47,600 watt-hours of energy storage, the highest capacity lithium-ion system available in a luxury trailer. Living Vehicle owners can also charge their EVs at rates of up to 44 miles per charge-hour using optional 240-volt exportable power.
“To enjoy true off-grid living, access to reliable energy is a necessary and life-sustaining resource for safety, health and comfort,” said Joanna Hofmann, co-founder and CMO of Living Vehicle. “Our customers value the flexibility to avoid RV parks and stay anywhere with all the luxury comforts of shore power.”
Living Vehicle is releasing three different models for 2021, each with increasing Volta system sizes accompanied by hefty solar power generation setups. The 2021 PRO model offers 47,600 watt-hours of energy storage with an industry-leading 3,080-watt solar array. For users with a companion EV or who are planning for an electric tow vehicle, Living Vehicle’s 2021 models will also support exportable power for EV charging directly from the trailer.
“Many of our customers have down-payments on electric trucks like Tesla’s Cybertruck or the Rivian, which require access to reliable charging for long-term off-grid use,” said Matthew Hofmann, co-founder and lead designer. “With the ability to export high-voltage power from the Volta system, Living Vehicle models will be able to quickly and sustainably charge these tow vehicles or companion cars using stored energy.”
The Volta system can charge from shore power, solar panels, an optional alternator (installed in a gasoline or diesel tow vehicle), or an optional Cummins generator. These layers of redundant power supply are critical for long-term health and safety in severe weather or natural disasters.