german RV manufacturer dethleffs has come up with a new camper concept built for electric cars. the coco camper was unveiled as a concept last week, featuring its own battery pack, electric motors, and solar panels to reduce the load on the vehicle towing it.
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last year, dethleffs debuted the solar panel-wrapped e.home type C, this year the innovative e-camper has created a mobile home that is 100% electric. the coco camper uses a floor-mounted lithium battery, rooftop solar panels, and a dual-motor axle instead of a regular ‘ol tow package.
the company says that adding electric motive power will decrease the towing demands of the e-camper and make handling better while driving. the 80-kWh battery pack sends power to the electrified axle, essentially making the camper spin its own wheels and cutting down the tow load on your vehicle.
since each wheel is independently powered on two axles, it is hopes users will be able to park the camper on its own without a vehicle and instead using an app, which can be useful in tighter spaces. they also plan for the battery pack to be used as a home energy storage system, which is not only ideal since during those months the e-camper is not in use but also to power useful things during camping like heating, cooling, and cookers.
kieron marchese I designboom
sep 03, 2018