Lightship, a start-up RV company, has recently launched its first all-electric travel trailer – the Lightship L1. Co-founders Ben Parker and Toby Kraus saw an opportunity to innovate in the RV industry, which had been stagnating for decades due to the dominance of only a few large companies. Lightship’s team, composed of alumni from Rivian, Proterra, Lucid, and Tesla, has taken a clean-sheet approach to building an all-electric recreational vehicle.
The Lightship L1 boasts an aerodynamic design that is three times more efficient than traditional travel trailers. It has an electric powertrain with up to 80 kWh of onboard battery capacity, allowing the trailer to propel itself and achieve near-zero range or efficiency loss for the tow vehicle. It also has a no-compromise battery system that can provide a week of off-grid power without charging, coupled with up to 3 kW of solar power. The L1 also features an ecosystem of all-electric appliances, connected features, and modern amenities for a seamless camping experience.
The Lightship L1 has a starting price of $125,000 or $118,400 after an available tax credit and is available now for a $500 reservation. Production is expected to begin in late 2024. With 90% of the market comprising towable RVs, Lightship is set to disrupt the RV industry with its purpose-built approach.
In conclusion, the Lightship L1 is a groundbreaking all-electric travel trailer that offers a sustainable, clean, and seamless camping experience. Lightship’s innovative approach to building an all-electric recreational vehicle is expected to change the industry for the better, bringing more people into the pastime of RVing without harming the planet. Visit the Lightship website for more details.