The Lightship based in San Francisco is like Tesla and has made an electric powertrain for travel trailers which they have called the L1. Their company consists of former staff from some places where electric cars are made, such as Tesla.
The L1 trailer has an electric self-driving system that won’t use energy from the car towing it. This means that if an electric truck with a 300-mile range can tow it and they are both fully charged, they should still be able to cover 300 miles together. For gas or diesel trucks, this will also help them save some fuel.
When the trailer has arrived at its stop, the L1’s battery, which can be as big as 80 kwh, provides energy to various devices and appliances without needing a generator. Plus, on top of the L1 is an array of solar panels that can provide up to 3 kw if the weather is good.
The L1 trailer is 27 feet long and has enough beds to fit six people. It stands 6 feet 9 inches tall when not in camp mode, but it can go as high as 10 feet. When it’s fully loaded with stuff, the vehicle weighs up to 7,500 pounds.
In late 2024, production of this trailer will begin! It costs $125,000 and is going to be showcased at the upcoming SXSW festival in Texas on March 10th.