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A while back, I did some math to see if it was possible to charge an electric vehicle purely from portable solar panels. The answer, sadly, is no. At least not with the current state of things, so any dreams of long-distance off-grid overlanding in a converted EV are on hold.
But, Winnebago is getting closer to giving us on-grid options with extended road-adjacent boondocking. Their new eRV2 is in field testing, with several prototypes on the road already. Play It’s built on the Ford E-Transit chassis , relying on Ford’s system to move the vehicle, with Winnebago & Lithionics’ proprietary IonBlade lithium house battery powering all in-cabin functionality. They say it’s good for up to seven days of unplugged living. Inside, adjustable color LED lighting lets you create ambience, and dim lighting at night for better sleep or stargazing. Some surfaces are made with eco-friendly Paperstone, and features include a shower/toilet bathroom, dining area that converts to a twin/full/queen bed, fridge, and collapsible workstation accessible when swiveling the driver’s set around.
The cassette toilet is removeable, letting you use the entire space as a shower…or just take a nature break in nature. Because why not?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s under-the-bed bike storage in this model, but no reason we couldn’t throw a bike rack on the back. Chilewich flooring leans on the brand’s woven synthetic textiles for durability and easy to clean nature. […]
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