The Fully Electric Airstream eStream Concept
Wouldn’t it be great to have an RV trailer that could drive itself, park itself, and go completely off-grid for weeks? If your answer is yes, Airstream thinks like you.
The iconic manufacturer has added many features to the eStream that make it a dream RV to “tow” behind your vehicle. “Tow” is in quotes because the eStream actually has a built-in electric drivetrain that drives it along behind your tow vehicle.
A trailer that helps boost your fuel economy while towing? It’s a thing now. But wait, that’s not all the eStream can do. The trailer is packed with a host of features that make it the ultimate design for anyone looking for a carefree RV experience.
The eStream lets you have all the comforts of home wherever you happen to be. This 22′ trailer is completely electric. High voltage batteries, an expansive solar rooftop, and advanced electronic systems provide a completely off-grid experience wherever you camp.
Airstream has a reputation for hand-crafted quality. The eStream is no exception to that. It’s beautifully decorated inside with sleek white cabinetry and ample windows with curtain window coverings.
Rooftop solar power
The eStream has the traditional Airstream look and boasts 6 rooftop solar panels to help it power itself. A space-age, LED wrap-around tail light stretches across the back wall. Numerous exterior LED strip lights remind us that this is definitely a concept vehicle.
Towing/driving the eStream
The eStream has a full powertrain integrated into the chassis. This means it can either work hand-in-hand with the tow vehicle or drive itself under instructions from a remote control, which makes it easy to park when you get to the campsite.
This trailer has built-in sensors to help stabilize the trailer without needing a weight-distribution hitch. The trailer’s single axle has two motors that work to actively extend its towing range.
The future of Airstream
Airstream created the eStream to explore possibilities and to give themselves something to shoot for in the way of an eco-friendly design.
“We’ve seen some of this technology emerging in European RV design over the last couple years,” said McKay Featherstone, Airstream VP of Engineering and Product Development. “But the eStream brings together multiple technologies and combines them in this complete package. It’s comfortable, connected, and built with the intent to expose what’s possible in the future of Airstream travel.”
Chat with other Airstream owners
You can learn more about Airstream’s eStream concept on their website. For even more inside scoop on the “silver bullet,” connect online with other Airstream enthusiasts on AirForums.com or check out the latest listings on AirstreamClassifieds.com.