Lightship Unveils $125k All-Electric RV Trailer That Doesn’t Affect The Range Of EV Towing It
Startup Lightship unveils L1, a $125k all-electric luxury RV trailer that has no effect on the Electric Vehicle towing it.
Equipped with 80 kWh battery, self-propelled drivetrain for near-zero range loss to EVs and better mileage for ICE vehicles.
This means a 300-mile range electric pickup truck towing the 7,500 pound L1 trailer will maintain near full estimated range.
Lightship L1 measures 27 feet long and 8 ft 6 inches from side to side, offering the capability to sleep 4 to 6 people.
Its solar panels provide up to 3 kW of power, which Lightship claims will supply 7 days worth of off-grid power without recharging.
Lightship, a US-based all-electric trailer company has announced the L1, an eco-friendly battery-powered luxury trailer that was engineered to have no effect on the mileage of gas vehicles or electric range of the vehicles towing it.
The all-electric RV startup, whose team comprises of former employees of Tesla, Rivian and other leading EV manufacturers, said its design enables near-zero range loss to EVs and better mileage for ICE vehicles.
This means that a 300-mile range electric pickup towing the 7,500 pound Lightship L1 trailer will maintain near full estimated range while a 25-mpg gas truck remains a 25-mpg gas truck.
“We are leveraging our expertise in automotive EV development and design to build a brand that creates delightful outdoor travel experiences for everyone and brings even more people into the pastime of RV-ing,” said company president and co-founder Toby Kraus.
Measuring 27 feet long and 8 ft 6 inches from side to side, the sleek and spacious trailer with panoramic views offers the capability to sleep 4 to 6 people. Its solar panels on the roof that can provide up to 3 kW of power, which Lightship claims will supply 7 days worth of off-grid power without recharging.
To keep crosswinds at bay, L1 can power its height up and down from 6 feet 9 inches in Road Mode (i.e while being towed) to ten feet tall when parked in Camp Mode. Light said owners can move quickly from Road Mode to Camp Mode with just a touch of the finger.
“Inefficient, unreliable product designs and a power experience that relies on smelly, noisy gas or propane generators fundamentally hinder the amazing experience of traveling in the outdoors,” said co-founder and CEO Ben Parker.
Lightship says the luxury RV trailer has a starting price of $125,000 for the L1 Essential version and $151,500 for the L1 Long Range, adding that interested customers can pre-order it for a fee of $500. Pre-orders is currently available in U.S. only. Production of the Lightship L1 luxury RV trailer is expected to begin in late 2024.