Tesla Semi could make a great electric camper based on the specs released by Tesla this week and how incredible these renders of the electric truck look as a camper.
There is something about the idea of a fully electric solar powered motorhome that is extremely appealing to many people.
During the day you drive with zero emissions and can power your life with the same battery pack that you use to move. At night you can charge to do it again the next day.
Solar power also allows you to take the whole experience off-grid.
There are some electric motorhome projects that want to offer customers such an experience, but most of them are still in the concept stage or have a very limited range.
We recently reported on the new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter with impressive enough specs to potentially allow for an electric “van life”, but what if you need or want something bigger?
Tesla Semi could be an interesting platform for an electric camper.
The team at Jowua, a maker of interior accessories, thought so while watching the unveiling of the production Tesla Semi this week and decided to create renders of what a Tesla Semi motorhome might look like:
That looks pretty badass and the electric truck as specs to support that look.
The biggest problem with most electric motorhome projects right now is that they have a limited range. Winnebago, for example, has built its own full-size electric motorhome, but it only has a range of 200 kilometers.
With the unveiling of the production version this week, Tesla confirmed that the Tesla Semi has a battery pack of approximately 900 kWh and can travel more than 500 miles on a full load of 82,000 lbs in total.
And the Tesla Semi would likely achieve even greater range as a motorhome, as it would likely be lighter than 40,000 lbs. Some of the heaviest motorhomes over 40 feet in length rarely weigh more than 50,000 pounds these days. Tesla Semi is heavier than most Class 8 trucks, but there should be a way to build a camper on the platform and keep the weight under 30,000kg, which should result in efficiency gains.
You can probably drive more than 600 miles in a day in a Tesla Semi Camper without charging and then charge it overnight. You could cover impressive distances in just a few days. All without emissions.
Jowua also made a rendering of the interior of their vision of a Tesla Semi-camper:
It would probably require some co-operation from Tesla, but there should be a way to power the camper’s living features with the powertrain’s battery pack. You add a few deployable solar panels for when you are parked for a longer period of time and you are in operation.
If Tesla doesn’t do it, I’m sure other companies will decide to build electric motorhomes based on the Tesla Semi – similar to what Cyberlandr is trying to do with the Tesla Cybertruck.
In the same vein, celebrity DJ and music producer Deadmau5 said he would buy a Tesla Semi and turn it into a traveling music studio.
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