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An electric motorhome based on the Tesla semi with 500 miles of range would make an amazing camper
Tesla already has a great platform on which to build an electric motorhome: the Semi. The Tesla Semi, unveiled last year, is meant to replace the many diesel-powered tractor trailers moving freight to and from on our nation’s motorways. Because of the need to pull a massive amount of weight, the Semi has enough power and range to carry a tiny house on its back without breaking a sweat.
We have this instead
Let’s look at the specs. The Semi will have a manufacturer-claimed maximum tow weight of about 36 tons, which means it’s plenty stout enough to add the weight of mobile home over its rear axles. It’s also available with either 300 or 500 miles of range, depending on the size of the battery pack. Those range estimates include towing a trailer, so they’d be even greater for an motorhome, which would presumably be lighter than the Semi with a loaded trailer.
Lastly, Tesla is estimating the Semi will cost between £120,000 and £144,000, again depending on which size battery pack is chosen. That’s nothing in the world of motorhomes. Many diesel-pusher motorhomes cost considerably more, which means Tesla could charge well over £160,000 for an electric motorhome and still be competitive price-wise (especially when its lower cost of ownership is factored in).
As for how it looks, the Semi is a slick piece of hardware because it needs to be. It has an ultra-low coefficient of drag for such a big vehicle because drag costs range. Converting it to a motorhome means extending the roofline and the length of Semi out past its rear axles to accommodate larger living quarters. Adding side skirts over the rear wheels and tall side sills would help reduce drag further. Still, the Semi would keep its centred driving position, digital rearview cameras, and tall entry doors.
The trailer is of the fifth-wheel variety and it looks to be on the large side. There are no measurements provided, but it’s like 30 feet long or so and the exterior styling, though not quite as angular as the Cybertruck, still features the sharp creases and edges found on Tesla’s upcoming electric pickup truck.
The exterior may appear rather basic, but the inside is entirely different. Take a look at the amenities within in our photo gallery below:
Gallery: Cybertruck RV Home: Tesla Custom RVs The Tiny Home Of Our Dreams
Additionally, there’s solar located on the top of the RV and presumably some sort of energy storage system within (at least that’s how we’d spec it).
Of course, these are just renders and anything in the world is possible in rendered form. However, we’re fairly certain there will be demand for an RV/trailer that fits with the style of the Cybertruck.
This isn’t the first Cybertruck-inspired camper and it certainly won’t be the last. But with Tesla Custom RVs The Tiny Home Of Our Dreams, it’s a pretty good start, right?!
Originally published on www.insideevs.com.