The Tesla Semi could make for an interesting electric motorhome based on details released by Tesla this week and how interesting these renderings of the electric truck look as a motorhome.
There is something about the idea of an all electric and solar powered motor home that is very appealing to many people.
During the day, you drive without emissions and can power your life from the same battery pack that drives you around. At night, you can charge to do it all again the next day.
With solar power, you can take the entire experience off the grid.
There are a few electric car projects that are looking to offer this kind of experience to customers, but most of them are still in the concept stage or have a very limited range.
We recently reported on the new Mercedes-Benz E-Sprinter, which potentially has enough specs to enable an electric “one-life,” but what if you need, or want, something bigger?
The Tesla Semi could make an interesting platform for an electric motorhome.
The team at Juwa, an interior accessories maker, thought so this week during the unveiling of the production version of the Tesla Semi and decided what the Tesla Semi Motorhome might look like:
It looks badass and features an electric truck to back up that look.
The biggest problem with most electric car projects right now is that they have a limited range. For example, Winnebago has built its own full-size electric motor home, but it only has a range of 125 miles.
Unveiling the production version this week, Tesla confirmed that the Tesla Semi has a battery of around 900 kWh and can travel more than 500 miles with a total load of 82,000 pounds.
And the Tesla Semi will likely get an even bigger range as a motorhome because it will likely be lighter than 82,000 pounds. Some of today’s heaviest 40+ foot long vehicles rarely weigh more than 50,000 pounds. The Tesla Semi is heavier than most Class 8 trucks, but there should be a way to build a motorhome on the platform and weigh less than 70,000 lbs, which should result in efficiency gains.
You can probably drive more than 600 miles in a day in a Tesla semi without charging and then charge at night. You will be able to cover impressive distances in just a few days. All without emissions.
Juwa has also provided a preview of the interior of the Tesla Semi Motorhome:
It will probably require some cooperation from Tesla, but there should be a way to power the motorhome’s living features with a Powertrain battery pack. You add some replaceable solar panels when you park for a long time and you are in business.
If Tesla doesn’t do this, I’m sure other companies will decide to build electric motorhomes based on the Tesla Semi – not unlike what Cyberlander is trying with the Tesla Cybertruck.
In a similar vein, popular DJ and music producer Deadmau5 said he would buy a Tesla Semi and turn it into a traveling music studio.
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