Lightship L1 Electrifies the RV Market :: Video

Lightship L1

Lightship says their flagship camper, the Lightship L1, can be towed with near-zero range loss for EVs. This is a bold claim, and only real-world experience will back it up, but one thing is for certain: the L1 is a tour de force in the design department. Overland Journal’s Brian McVickers got a behind-the-scenes look at this trailer from the future at the recent Outdoor Retailer expo.

In addition to the huge battery pack (80 kWh of onboard capacity), the Lightship L1 also boasts 3kW of solar power. This results in approximately 300 miles of all-electric range All that juice eliminates the need for any fossil fuels, including propane, as all the amenities you would expect in a $125,000 travel trailer are powered by electricity. With a full load, the camper weighs in at 7,500 pounds and can sleep up to six, depending on the interior layout. The L1 is 8.5 feet wide and 27 feet long with a traveling height of 6 feet 9 inches and a height of 10 feet when fully deployed at your campsite.

Production is set to begin in 2024, and you can reserve yours with just a $500 deposit. It’s currently the only RV that’s eligible for a federal tax credit as well.

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Stephan Edwards is the Associate Editor of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. He and his wife, Julie, once bought an old Land Rover sight unseen from strangers on the internet in a country they'd never been to and drove it through half of Africa. After living in Botswana for two years, Stephan now makes camp at the foot of a round mountain in Missoula, Montana. He still drives that Land Rover every day. An anthropologist in his former life and a lover of all things automotive, Stephan is a staunch advocate for public lands and his writing and photography have appeared in Road & Track, Overland Journal, and Adventure Journal. Find him at @venturesomeoverland on Instagram.