Airstream’s concept electric camping trailer boosts itself

Deepak Gupta January 20, 2022
Updated 2022/01/20 at 1:54 AM

Even Airstream is getting into electric vehicles. According for autoblog, the Thor brand has introduced a couple of EV concepts that include the eStream, a self-propelled camper. The dual engine trailer not only reduces the load on the towing vehicle, it can also be remotely controlled from your phone to help you hitch, reverse or simply move your campsite. You can even use the engines to change the weight distribution so you don’t need a special hitch to handle certain towing loads.

The other concept, the Thor Vision Vehicle, is an electric RV based on the Ford Transit. The design is conventional, but Thor teased a “best-in-class” 300-mile range, along with a digital cockpit that includes extensive tools for finding chargers along your route.

There is no mention of whether or not eStream or TVV will lead to ready-to-buy models, let alone production deadlines. However, it’s easy to see both reaching out to customers. Campers and other trailers significantly limit the range of any tow vehicle and often require extra power. While an electric camper like the eStream has its own challenges (the weight and wear of its batteries, for example), it could limit the overall range impact and make towing an option for vehicles that would normally struggle.

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