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(Al Bill24): Anyone who has towed a caravan behind an electric car has had a completely different taste of range than the one they are used to, and such a caravan is not the most flexible when you go to a charging station either.
Now former employees from Apple, Tesla, Volvo and Zoox (an Amazon-owned self-driving company) have founded caravan maker Pebble, which will make its first donation at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The company came out of nowhere this summer and has already secured around NOK 150 million in funding.
The goal is simply to create a caravan that takes away all the stress of going on a caravan trip.
The Pebble Flow, as the first model is called, is equipped with a 45 kWh LFP battery.
It can be charged with home charging and fast charging, and there are solar panels on the roof capable of generating 1 kilowatt of power. The company indicates that the convoy should be fit for a week-long trip without other energy sources.
The caravan itself can also help boost engine power when towing it on the road, so the vehicle is less loaded and thus increases range.
The physical dimensions are 7.62 meters long and 2.29 meters wide. The vehicle is 2.64 meters high and has a total weight of 2,815 kilograms. To our knowledge, there are no electric cars on the Norwegian market to date listed with such a high trailer weight.
As well as being able to help boost engine power when necessary, the Pebble Flow also features a ‘magic hitch’, whereby the caravan can automatically sit on the towbar. Yes, you can even drive it through an application on your phone to place it in the designated place or drive it to the car before leaving. You can watch the video at the top of this article.
The ‘InstaCamp’ function means that with one push you can fold down the canopy and entrance steps, turn on the lights and automatically adjust the stabilizers so the stroller is level.
Inside there is also smart furniture, such as a bed that can easily be converted into a workspace, and the bathroom is equipped with electrochromatic glass, meaning it can be made opaque if necessary. The carriage can accommodate four people.
Using the app, you can adjust things like light level, temperature, door lock, etc. Flow is also set to connect to Starlink – Elon Musk’s satellite internet.
As you’ve probably guessed, purchasing a Pebble Flow won’t be cheap. Prices start at $109,000, or approximately 1.2 million Norwegian kroner. If you want the automatic functions, the price starts at $125,000 – roughly 1.4 million NOK.
As mentioned, it will be displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, with the start of sales planned for the end of next year.
More information can be found at https://pebblelife.com/.
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