Pebble Flow, an electric travel trailer, is set to make its debut at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show next month. This innovative product is the creation of California startup Pebble and promises a range of features designed to enhance the travel experience.
Much like its competitor, the L1 from fellow California startup Lightship, and Airstream’s eStream, the Pebble Flow measures 25 feet in length and is equipped with its own battery and drive system. This system is engineered to assist the towing vehicle, particularly if it happens to be an electric vehicle (EV), by conserving fuel and extending the overall range.
Moreover, Pebble’s drive system can be utilized remotely for precise maneuvering of the trailer, facilitating navigation in tight spaces and simplifying the hitching process. Pebble has introduced a unique hitching feature known as the “Magic Hitch,” which automates the positioning and attachment of the trailer to the tow vehicle. It’s worth noting that the tow vehicle must have a minimum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds to handle the Flow.
Powering the Pebble Flow is a robust 45-kWh battery unit, capable of providing energy for all of the trailer’s appliances. The trailer’s off-grid capabilities are further augmented by 1 kW of charging from solar panels and regenerative braking. According to Pebble, this setup enables the Flow to operate autonomously in remote locations for up to seven days.
To simplify outdoor adventures, the Pebble Flow boasts an “InstaCamp” feature, which, at the touch of a button, deploys or retracts an awning, stairs, lights, and auto-leveling stabilizers, facilitating quick setup at a campsite or efficient packing for the journey ahead.
Inside, the trailer is equipped with numerous conveniences, including a kitchen complete with a microwave and fridge, compatibility with Starlink for connectivity, sleeping accommodations for four, and a dedicated app for controlling various features, including the climate system.
As for pricing, the Pebble Flow starts at $109,000. For those seeking additional features, there is an optional “Magic Pack” available, which includes a more potent drive system, along with remote control and the Magic Hitch features, bringing the starting price to $125,000. Deliveries for this innovative electric travel trailer are expected to commence in late 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Electric Travel Trailer
Q: What is the Pebble Flow?
A: The Pebble Flow is an electric travel trailer developed by the California startup Pebble. It’s a 25-foot trailer equipped with its own battery and drive system.
Q: How does the Pebble Flow’s drive system work?
A: The Pebble Flow’s drive system is designed to assist the towing vehicle, especially if it’s an electric vehicle (EV). It conserves fuel and extends the overall range by providing support during towing. It can also be used remotely to maneuver the trailer and simplify the hitching process.
Q: What is the Magic Hitch feature?
A: The Magic Hitch is a unique feature developed by Pebble. It automates the positioning and hitching of the trailer to the tow vehicle, making the setup process more convenient. However, the tow vehicle must have a minimum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds to handle the Pebble Flow.
Q: What powers the Pebble Flow when off-grid?
A: The Pebble Flow is equipped with a 45-kWh battery unit that can power all of the trailer’s appliances. It also features solar panels (1 kW of charging) and regenerative braking, allowing it to function off-grid for up to seven days.
Q: What is the InstaCamp feature?
A: The InstaCamp feature of the Pebble Flow is a convenient system that, at the push of a button, deploys or retracts an awning, stairs, lights, and auto-leveling stabilizers. This feature streamlines the setup process at a campsite and makes packing up for the road quick and efficient.
Q: What are some of the interior features of the Pebble Flow?
A: Inside the Pebble Flow, you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen with a microwave and fridge, compatibility with Starlink for connectivity, sleeping accommodations for four people, and a dedicated app for controlling various features, including the climate system.
Q: How much does the Pebble Flow cost?
A: The starting price for the Pebble Flow is $109,000. There is also an optional “Magic Pack” available for those seeking additional features, which includes a more powerful drive system, remote control capabilities, and the Magic Hitch features, bringing the starting price to $125,000.
Q: When will the Pebble Flow be available for delivery?
A: Pebble expects to start deliveries of the Pebble Flow in late 2024.
More about Electric Travel Trailer
- Pebble Flow Official Website
- Los Angeles Auto Show
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