It’s not fairly a substitute for diesel RVs, however the newest all-electric camper van from Grounded is getting there. The G2 claims a completely loaded vary of 250 miles from its 165kWh car battery, which simply trumps the Grounded G1’s vary of 108 miles. It may be configured with as much as 640W of rooftop photo voltaic and a hefty 10kWh home battery that may be charged from the primary battery. It’s not low cost, with a beginning worth of $195,000, however residing sooner or later by no means is.
“The G2 is radically totally different from another providing available on the market,” stated Grounded CEO Sam Shapiro, a former SpaceX senior software program engineer who labored on Starlink. “It’s a profound step towards a way forward for totally electrified motorhomes, and makes sustainable journey actually achievable.”
Grounded is an electrical RV startup based in 2022 by some ex-Tesla and SpaceX engineers that operates out of a Ford-sponsored incubator in Detroit. That’s in all probability why the G1 was constructed on the Ford E-Transit chassis, whereas the brand new G2 is constructed on GM’s all-wheel drive BrightDrop Zevo 600 platform, providing improved vary and 615 cubic toes of residing house.
“We’ve designed the G2 to be as versatile as potential, and our actually modular inside delivers on the promise of a regularly upgradable RV inside,” says Shapiro. “Over time, as your life adjustments and your use instances change, the car can change with you. Prospects can change the modules themselves by eradicating some fasteners, taking out one module, and inserting a brand new one.”
The G2 will be fitted with Starlink for off-grid connectivity, heating and cooling within the cabin, an indoor bathe, moist bathtub, induction stovetops, and queen-size mattress. The car is protected by an eight-year / 100,000-mile guarantee.
As soon as a buyer makes a $100 deposit, Grounded will attain out to schedule a design name to start the customized construct. Deliveries will start beginning this month.