This Conceptual Electric RV Is Powered by Solar
The Dethleffs e.home solar motorhome is an aesthetically pleasing RV that runs completely on solar power. With modern amenities, a gorgeous design, and environmentally friendly power, the e.home is an exciting innovation in the RV subset. While this model is currently solely a concept, the design itself gives us an idea of what to look forward to in future motorhome trends!
Treehugger ~ ” German caravan company Dethleffs seems to have seen the writing on the wall about electrification, or at least an opportunity for first-mover advantage, as it has revealed an electrified version of a Class C motorhome that goes above and beyond just being fully electric, as it’s completely wrapped in thin-film solar cells that can be used for topping off the RV’s batteries.
The cabin is fully fitted with all of the amenities of a modern motorhome, with all-electric appliances, several sleeping areas, a kitchen, a bathroom, etc., but also includes some cutting-edge components that are aimed at increasing the efficiency of the heating system and augmenting the privacy and comfort of the residents of the e.home.
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By incorporating “latent heat accumulator plates” made with a phase change material that can absorb excess heat and store it to be released after the sun goes down, and by integrating infrared heating elements in the floor and furniture, the e.home is designed to feel cozy to the occupants without consuming excessive amounts of electricity.
The Dethleffs e.home concept vehicle isn’t for sale, and there are no current plans to put this particular model into production, but it is being used to showcase the future of electric mobility in the caravan sector, which might be coming sooner than expected. ” ~ Treehugger
To read on about the e.home, including details about the battery power and information from Dethleffs managing director, click the link below.
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