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Old 02-22-2021, 09:02 AM   #1
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Airstream to make electric assist trailer.

Maybe true and maybe not since I saw it on YouTube but it is a reliable source (Scotty Kilmer.) He says it will be a trailer designed to assist small cars and trucks with towing. That would be a huge help on downhills if it has regenerative braking like e-cars. And it would make Airstreams even more absurdly expensive!!
I have thought for years how great it would be if someone made a towing system for e-cars that would assist the tow vehicle with hills and braking. Even if the system were on a tow dolly or car trailer it would be a great help.
As for an e-trailer it would take more energy in charging from the tow vehicle than it gives back in assist even with an oversized solar array on the roof. So that might mean stopping to recharge your trailer every couple of hundred miles. That would really frost the greenies if they had to put up with RV's parked in their recharge spots on top of the ICE cars that already park there.
Time will tell if it is true but electric assist bicycles have been around for a long time and they work great.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:46 AM   #2
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Interesting concept. It could (maybe) significantly reduce my fuel consumption in the mountains.
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