The Tesla Semi could make for an awesome electric car based on the specs revealed by Tesla this week and how incredible these renderings of the electric truck look like a motorhome.
There is something extremely appealing to many people about the idea of an all-electric and solar-powered motor home.
During the day, you drive without emissions and can power your life from the same battery pack that drives you. At night, you can recharge to do it all over again the next day.
With solar power, you can take the whole experience off the grid.
There are a few electric motorhome projects that want to offer this kind of experience to customers, but most of them still concept stage or has a very limited range.
We reported recently the new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter If you’ve got enough impressive specs to potentially kick off an electric ‘van life’, what if you need or want something bigger?
The Tesla Semi could make for an interesting platform for an electric car.
Team Surprise! WowThe interior accessories maker thought so while watching the unveiling of the production version of the Tesla Semi this week, and decided to create renderings of what the Tesla Semi motorhome might look like:
It’s pretty badass looking, and it’s an electric truck like spec to back up that look.
The biggest problem with most electric motorhome projects right now is that they have a limited range. For example, Winnebago has built its own full-size electric car, but it only has a range of 125 miles.
With the unveiling of the production version this week, Tesla confirmed The Tesla Semi has a battery pack of about 900 kWh and can travel more than 500 miles with a full load at just 82,000 lbs.
And the Tesla Semi will likely achieve greater range as a motor home, as it will likely be lighter than 82,000 pounds. Some of the heaviest 40+ foot long motorhomes today rarely weigh more than 50,000 pounds. The Tesla Semi is heavier than most Class 8 trucks, but there has to be a way to build a motorhome on the platform and keep it under 70,000 pounds, which should result in increased efficiency.
You can probably drive more than 600 miles in a Tesla Semi in a day without recharging and overnight. You can cover impressive distances in just a few days. All without emissions.
Jowua also produced an interior view of the Tesla Semi motorhome:
It will likely require some cooperation from Tesla, but there must be a way to power the motorhome’s lively features with the powertrain’s battery. You add some installable solar panels when you park for a long time and when you are at work.
If Tesla doesn’t, I’m sure other companies will decide to build electric motorhomes based on the Tesla Semi – no different Cyberlandr is trying to do with the Tesla Cybertruck.
In the same vein, famous DJ and music producer Deadmau5 said he would Buy a Tesla Semi and turn it into a traveling music studio.
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