Bowlus, the world leader in performance luxury recreation vehicles, has announced today the world’s first production all-electric RV, the Volterra luxury travel trailer.
The Volterra features fully electric power with a 100% increase in battery capacity from previous models and the first application of AeroSolar in the RV industry, according to a press release.
The Volterra is the first travel trailer with an induction cooktop and the first RV with integrated high-speed satellite internet. It features a new backup camera, a 150% increase in freshwater storage capacity, and a luxurious limited-edition color palette.
The Volterra is available to order from Bowlus as part of the brand’s 2023 product lineup at www.Bowlus.com. Pricing for the Volterra begins at an MSRP of $310,000.
“We brought the first electric travel trailer with lithium iron phosphate batteries to market, and now the evolution to our Volterra model marks the final step to being fully electric,” said Geneva Long, founder and CEO of Bowlus. “The new Volterra will benefit customers as the perfect complement to an electric vehicle. You can charge your Bowlus while you drive and have a fully electric experience once you arrive, and, with Volterra’s new solar panel set up, you can live off-grid indefinitely and sleep with confidence knowing you’re helping preserve the great outdoors while you enjoy its splendor.”
Full Electric Power
The new Bowlus Volterra offers the RV industry’s most advanced battery system & largest power bank, with 17 kWh of lithium iron phosphate batteries, over 100% increase in battery capacity from the Terra Firma model.
Already equipped with 20A outlets for emergency EV charging, the increased battery capacity extends the EV emergency charging range to approximately 65 miles.
Additionally, the electric connection to one’s EV continuously re-charges your Bowlus while driving, offering power on your way to your destination. No fossil fuels are required for the Volterra. Bowlus also offers over-the-air monitoring and updates to keep clients up-to-date on power management.
The Volterra is the first RV industry application of AeroSolar. The system charges as campers drive and while they camp, with no need for setup or activation. With up to 480W of solar power absorption, the solar panels feature monocrystalline cells with PERC technology up to 12% more efficient than conventional solar cells.
It is also lightweight, durable, and designed for aerodynamic surfaces, such as the Streamline Moderne architecture of the Bowlus.
Optimized for maximum efficiency in all conditions, including partial shade, AeroSolar is paired with an ultra-fast MPPT solar controller to optimize the match between the solar array (PV panels) and the battery. The controller is optimized for the solar panels on the roof and two optional suitcase panels for extra use.
AeroSolar is also three times lighter than aluminum-framed glass panels and passively charges the Bowlus.
Starlink Satellite Internet
The Volterra is the first RV with high-speed satellite internet ready, which provides fast and reliable internet anywhere in North America.
The Volterra includes Starlink Satellite Internet, providing up to 250 Mbps download speeds. It’s perfect for streaming, video calls, and large file downloads across multiple devices simultaneously.
As an added feature, an LTE SIM card serves as a backup, so Bowlus owners can also rely on cell service in urban areas. It is the perfect combination of connectivity for the digital nomad.
Interior and Technological Enhancements
The 2023 Bowlus Volterra is the first travel trailer to feature an induction cooktop. This provides faster and more energy-efficient heating than gas counterparts and better cooking, with precise temperature control and less ambient heat than gas. It is a safer way to cook without emitting gas into the air and keeps the Volterra 100% electric.
Other key updates to enhance the spa-like atmosphere of the Bowlus include a 150% increase in freshwater storage capacity, with fresh water tanks of 50 gallons. It is perfect for extended off-grid time or longer showers.
On the technology front, the Volterra includes a state-of-the-art backup camera to help easily back into tight camping spaces late at night, thanks to full-color night vision. The backup camera offers a crystal-clear color picture and 120-degree viewing and is rechargeable, waterproof, and compatible with all iOS and Android devices.
The Bowlus Volterra is being offered with a limited-edition color palette for discerning clients. The interior theme has been named La Cumbre and is inspired by the mountain peak behind Santa Barbara, California.
The limited-edition interior seating – which is fully vegan – features seating in “Ynez” with accent piping in “Rafael,” evoking a gorgeous California sunset. In the bedding area, La Cumbre includes duvet covers, blankets, and throw pillows made from 100% linen with a beautiful combination of black and old rose stripes over an ecru base.
Began in 1934, Bowlus’ unique Streamline Moderne design has been reimagined with modern technology, including heated floors, WiFi, remote temperature control, luxurious spa-like en-suite features, and premium bedding and dining areas.
The company has a history of industry firsts, not only as the world’s first aluminum-riveted travel trailer but also the first to feature lithium iron phosphate batteries.
It pioneered the “luxury land travel” segment and continues to add innovation to support the brand’s mission to elevate and enhance the luxury traveler’s experience.