After Dethleff and its electrically assisted caravan that crossed the Alps, it is now Airstream’s turn to think electric. The Thor company, owner of the mythical American brand of riveted aluminium caravans, has just unveiled a superb Airstream caravan equipped with an 80 kWh battery and two electric motors on its central axle. Like the Dethleff we have already mentioned, the aim is to relieve the towing vehicle and thus reduce its diesel consumption, or even to allow an electric vehicle to tow an Airstream. To keep the battery running as long as possible, it is combined with solar panels on the roof of the Airstream.

A radio-controlled caravan

In addition to Thor Industries’ and Airstream’s commitment to reducing the CO2 emissions of a trailer tow hitch, the eStream’s motorised axle offers other benefits. You can manoeuvre your caravan with just one finger from an easy-to-use application. The perfect tool for positioning your Airstream caravan on its camping site. The interior of the caravan will of course be ultra-connected with the possibility of being managed remotely or by voice with, in particular, an Alexa console. All of this is combined with the American brand’s ever-polished design.

Still at the concept stage, this electric caravan looks very attractive on paper. It could be the solution to pulling a beautiful riveted aluminium caravan with a slightly less powerful tractor than those currently required. We hope to see this concept at the next caravan shows and tell you a bit more about it. And maybe even be able to try it out soon.

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