2021 Living Vehicle Trailer Has Enough Batteries To Charge An EV
Since 2017, Living Vehicle has shaped the manufacture of motorhomes. It opened up several possibilities and luxuries of living outdoors – further expanding the limits of off-grid excursions. Last year, the living vehicle came with an all-terrain package that can reach more places with the aluminum trailer.
For the 2021 model year, the Hofmann family is bringing even more toys to the Living Vehicle – in the form of a better on-board power system powerful enough to charge an electric vehicle.
Made possible through its partnership with Volta Power Systems, the 2021 Living Vehicle in its PRO model comes with up to 3,080 watts of solar power and 47,600 watt hours of energy storage. It is the highest capacity lithium-ion system available in a trailer, according to Volta, allowing electric vehicles to charge at rates of up to 44 miles per hour of charge using an exportable 240-volt power supply in option.
However, with this major advance comes a major caveat: there are only a few EVs that can pull the vehicle alive. It should be noted that this trailer carcass has a base weight of 11,500 pounds and a GVWR of 16,000 pounds (the GVWR of the PRO model is 18,000 pounds). Given those numbers, the Tesla Cybertruck might be able to pull one off, but the Rivian R1T won’t.
Of note, the Tesla Model X can only tow up to 5,000 lbs, so you’ll need … three or four?
Nonetheless, the 2021 Living Vehicle is still an attractive motorhome for those who want to maximize off-grid adventures without sacrificing comfort. Along with carryover niceties from the previous year such as auto-leveling, all-season performance and increased payload capacity, the new version of the Living Vehicle comes with an 80-inch foldable desk space.
The 2021 Living Vehicle is now available to order with a starting price of $ 229,995. You will have to wait a bit if you order one today because the company requires a nine month lead time.