Polydrops’ new EV camping trailer boasts a big battery, solar panels and Cybertruck style
Polydrops from California is developing the teardrop caravan into a trailer with a modernist, faceted design that seems to be influenced by the Tesla Cybertruck. The newest, the P17A, is larger and more expensive than the previous trailer and has a battery in the case and solar panels on the roof for off-grid adventures. Even so, it only weighs 1,200 pounds, which makes it light enough to be towed by almost any car, including many electric vehicles.
The P17A is 13.6 feet long. Double doors are located on either side towards the front of the trailer, while the rear opens as a large tailgate. The battery is located in the housing. A 2.4 kilowatt hour device is standard, with 4.8 kWh and 12 kWh batteries available as upgrades. Solar panels on the roof with a total output of 260 W or 520 W are available. The batteries power the supplied HVAC system and the trailer is insulated to a value of R14, which is exceptional for a trailer. An optional kitchenette includes a mini-fridge, sink with a 1.6-gallon water tank, and an induction burner. The P17A can accommodate two people in a double bed.
The company claims the larger battery can be taken offline for six days. Of course, that depends heavily on power consumption. The six-day entitlement is based on three hours of daily HVAC use, four hours of lighting, 10 hours of daily refrigerator operation, and seven hours of bluetooth speaker.
Prices range from $ 24,990 for the base model with a 2.4 kWh battery pack and 260 W solar panel array to $ 33,790 for the 12 kWh battery upgrade and 520 W solar panels. The kitchenette costs an additional $ 1,850 and a Bluetooth speaker system costs $ 500. For that money, you can easily get a standard style caravan that can accommodate four or more people and also includes a bathroom. The Polydrops P17A should therefore remain a seldom seen novelty, albeit an interesting-looking one.