Why The Bowlus Volterra Electric Travel Trailer Makes More Sense Than An Electric Motorhome
Electric vehicles are big news lately, even in the RV industry. Bowlus is leading the way with the introduction of our all-electric 2023 Bowlus Volterra luxury travel trailer, which you can order today with delivery in Q1 2023.
Some other big RV companies are working on concepts for electric Class A, B, and C motorhomes, but details on these motorized RVs are scant. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of information available, particularly on what their range will be in real life. That’s concerning if you’re an RVer looking for a more sustainable way to head off-grid because unless these concept ERVs can deliver on range and off-grid functionality, they’ll only ever be just that – a concept.
In a post-Covid world, more and more campers are looking to unplug and head way off-grid, going perhaps hundreds of miles from civilization – and the nearest charging station. If your fancy new electric motorhome can’t get you there and back, you’re going to be spending a lot of your time in developed campgrounds with full hookups or at a charging station.
The Bowlus Volterra makes perfect sense for RVers who want to maximize their time off-grid and do it sustainably (not to mention there really aren’t any other options). At just 4,000 pounds GVWR, the Volterra is so light-weight you can tow it with a wide variety of electric SUVs and still have tremendous range. The Tesla Model X, for example, can get up to 235 miles per charge while towing a Bowlus. Plus, with the increased battery capacity in the Volterra, your RV can even give your EV a 65-mile boost in case of emergency.
And, if you want to take a longer trip, you can just use your gas-powered vehicle to tow your Bowlus. You don’t have the luxury of choosing between a gas or an electric motor if you own an electric motorhome – you need to plan your trip around where you can get your next charge.
We prefer the freedom of towing our electric travel trailer with the vehicle that best fits our trip. Whether it’s an electric or a gas SUV, you can get way off-grid in the Bowlus Volterra in a way you’d never be able to do in an electric motorhome.