Bowlus, a frontrunner in efficiency luxurious recreation autos, has unveiled the world’s first manufacturing all-electric RV, the Volterra luxurious journey trailer. The Volterra is totally electric-powered, with a 100-percent enhance in battery capability from earlier fashions. It additionally gives the primary utility of AeroSolar™ within the RV trade. These two options alone, say the corporate, give a Bowlus Volterra proprietor the flexibility to stay off-the-grid indefinitely. Bowlus refers to it as a “luxurious land journey expertise.”
The sleek-looking car with Artwork Moderne strains is stuffed with Twenty first-century comforts like heated flooring, a spa-like rest room, and versatile area choices. In case you’re heading to Burning Man, that is the deluxe house you could be pining for.
Bowlus’s historical past stretches again nearly 90 years. Hawley Bowlus was a designer, engineer, and plane builder recognized for his position as Superintendent of Building for the plane Spirit of St. Louis, which Charles Lindbergh would fly on the primary transatlantic flight. As a designer, Bowlus was intrigued by the rising marketplace for light-weight journey trailers, and in 1934, he unveiled the Bowlus Street Chief. A Bowlus worker, Wally Byam, finally took these identical options and constructed the primary Airstream Clipper in 1936. Airstream turned probably the most recognizable journey trailer on the planet, whereas Bowlus went again to aviation design and labored on what would develop into the Lear Jet. The long-lasting Bowlus design and model have been resurrected a number of years in the past by Geneva Lengthy, Founder and CEO of the brand new iteration of Bowlus.
Whereas the Volterra has the anticipated luxurious bells and whistles inside, the tech facet really units it aside. It’s the first RV trade utility of AeroSolar. The system expenses as you drive and when you camp, without having for setup or activation.
The AeroSolar system is paired with an ultra-fast MPPT photo voltaic controller to optimize the match between the photo voltaic array and the battery. The controller is optimized for the photo voltaic panels on the roof and two non-compulsory suitcase panels for additional use. It passively expenses the Bowlus Volterra always.
In case you drive an EV, the electrical connection to your EV repeatedly re-charges your Bowlus whereas driving, offering energy on the best way to your vacation spot. Already geared up with 20A shops for emergency EV charging, the elevated battery capability extends the EV emergency charging vary to roughly 65 miles.
The Volterra is the primary journey trailer with an induction cooktop and the primary RV with built-in high-speed satellite tv for pc web. It additionally encompasses a new backup digicam, a 150-percent recent water storage capability enhance, and a limited-edition colour palette. The inside theme has been named La Cumbre and is impressed by the mountain peak behind Santa Barbara, California. Within the bedding space, La Cumbre contains quilt covers, blankets, and throw pillows produced from 100% linen with a mixture of black and outdated rose stripes over an ecru base. The limited-edition inside seating is totally vegan.
“We introduced the primary electrical journey trailer with lithium iron phosphate batteries to market, and now the evolution to our Volterra mannequin marks the ultimate step to being totally electrical,” mentioned Geneva Lengthy, Founder and CEO of Bowlus. “The brand new Volterra will profit prospects as the proper complement to an electrical car. You’ll be able to cost your Bowlus when you drive and have a totally electrical expertise when you arrive, and, with Volterra’s new photo voltaic panel arrange, you may stay off-grid indefinitely and sleep with confidence realizing you’re serving to protect the good outside when you get pleasure from its splendor.”
The Volterra is now obtainable for order from Bowlus as a part of the model’s 2023 product lineup at www.Bowlus.com. Pricing for the Volterra begins at an MSRP of $310,000.