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Re: EV motorhomes

Fri May 04, 2018 11:36 pm

Something like an Outlander PHEV, or even a Volt, towing an Airstream (or more traditional trailer) with its own solar PV system could come close to the above. The size of the trailer would be limited by the tow vehicle, of course. A Bolt could be used with a smaller trailer for a full EV rig.
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Re: EV motorhomes

Sat May 05, 2018 12:50 am

Tesla semi cab and travel trailer. :mrgreen: Probably can go a long ways because a travel trailer is a lot less weight than a loaded semi trailer. Cab seating arrangement might need a slight shuffle.
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Re: EV motorhomes

Sat May 05, 2018 9:21 pm

Evoforce wrote:Tesla semi cab and travel trailer. :mrgreen: Probably can go a long ways because a travel trailer is a lot less weight than a loaded semi trailer. Cab seating arrangement might need a slight shuffle.


A full size semi trailer with the front half made into luxury living space and the back half set up with suitable loading ramps for motorcycle and LEAF would be perfect. :mrgreen:
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Re: EV motorhomes

Sat May 05, 2018 10:30 pm

GerryAZ wrote:
Evoforce wrote:Tesla semi cab and travel trailer. :mrgreen: Probably can go a long ways because a travel trailer is a lot less weight than a loaded semi trailer. Cab seating arrangement might need a slight shuffle.


A full size semi trailer with the front half made into luxury living space and the back half set up with suitable loading ramps for motorcycle and LEAF would be perfect. :mrgreen:


That too! I'm in! Er, um, now where do we come up with the money?
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Re: EV motorhomes

Mon May 07, 2018 7:30 am

Evoforce wrote:Er, um, now where do we come up with the money?
Short TSLA! Buy LEAFs and stockpile them, and sell them in a few years as "classic EVs". Bonus: in just 18 more years, 2011s will be considered antiques! Buy and hold TSLA!
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Re: EV motorhomes

Tue May 08, 2018 1:20 am

jlv wrote:
Evoforce wrote:Er, um, now where do we come up with the money?
Short TSLA! Buy LEAFs and stockpile them, and sell them in a few years as "classic EVs". Bonus: in just 18 more years, 2011s will be considered antiques! Buy and hold TSLA!


I should have known it was that easy!
*2011 Leaf 1 bought 2/28/15 @ 28,000ish mi 10 bar (8 bars @ 11/25/15 @ 37,453 ) (New lizard @ 39,275 mi @ 1/20/2016) Now 52,166 mi.
*Tesla Model S 61,000 mi
*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi

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Re: EV motorhomes

Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:38 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:Something like an Outlander PHEV, or even a Volt, towing an Airstream (or more traditional trailer) with its own solar PV system could come close to the above. The size of the trailer would be limited by the tow vehicle, of course. A Bolt could be used with a smaller trailer for a full EV rig.

Does the Bolt have an official tow rating? Still rumors on 60 kWh Leaf getting a tow rating?

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Re: EV motorhomes

Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:48 am

:D
jlv wrote:
Evoforce wrote:Er, um, now where do we come up with the money?
Short TSLA! .......... Buy and hold TSLA!


Which is it? :D
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Re: EV motorhomes

Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:22 am

Workhorse Trucks appear to have a promising solution. They build serial hybrid vans that have been purchased by UPS and FedEx. These are used for last mile delivery. They use a 60 KWH Panasonic battery and the 20 kw range extender from the i3. The range extender is too small for sustained driving at highway speeds but OK for a delivery truck. There's a news article out today that claims the smaller NGen van gets 40 MPGe in its 200 cubic foot configuration and 20 MPGe in its 450 cubic foot configuration.

I believe the vans share the same drive system as the Workhorse W-15 truck. If so, transferring some of the W-15 components into the van could make a very interesting base for a motorhome. The W-15 has dual 230 HP motors driving the front and rear axles. It is AWD with torque vectoring. The W-15 uses the larger BMW 1.5 liter turbo three cylinder range extender that will allow sustained operation at highway speeds at max load. The W-15 is able to offload up to 7.2 kws of power from its battery/range extender to 240 and 120 VAC outlets.

The Workhorse vans are currently being sold, the W-15 is due out to fleet users in 2018 and to private buyers in late 2019. Workhorse also plans heavier duty W-25 and W-35 pickups. Curiously, before being bought by AMP Workhorse used to build motorhomes, so it is possible there might be a Workhorse electric motor home in the future.

BTW, Workhorse is one of the five finalists for the USPS Next Generation Delivery Van project to replace their 180,000 mail deliver trucks which are falling apart and only average 9.6 mpg. The W-15 is claimed to be an outgrowth from this project. If they win, mailcarriers will have a truck that can go 0-60 in only five and half seconds and be equipped with air conditioning. I suspect the latter will prove to be more popular.

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