EV motorhome has range of 400km!
Eight months after its world premiere at the Stuttgart CMT travel fair Iridium will present the second generation of its motorhomes with all electric drive on the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf. “Together with our partner EFA-S, a renowned e-drive specialist for vans, we were able to extend the reach of the vehicles more than 30 percent to a total of around 400 kilometers”, says Thomas Gräter, managing director of WOF GmbH. The company based in Weilheim an der Teck in Southwest Germany specializes in the sale of motorhomes and developed Iridium being the first worldwide brand which is totally dedicated to electric campers. “We will start our second generation with a limited edition of 30 vehicles which may be ordered on the travel and camper fair in Düsseldorf right on the Iridium stand.” According to Gräter delivery of the first e-motorhomes will start in the first quarter of 2020. “We will be just in time for the new camper season.”
The Caravan Salon Düsseldorf takes place from August 31st until September 8th 2019 on the trade fair in Düsseldorf. The new Iridium e-mobile will be shown in hall 12 at stand B 66. Furthermore, in front of the fair there will be a ready to drive first generation Iridium e-motorhome. Business visitors with notice in advance will have the chance to make a test drive in order to assure themselves of the silent and powerful driving experience of an electric motorhome.
'At Iridium we are very proud to be the first ones who not only showed a prototype but also brought the first e-mobile to market, which can be purchased right away”, adds Gräter. The core of the new Iridium-E-motorhome is again a highly efficient synchronous motor, with power of 150 kW and a torque of 730 Nm. “Race cars in formula One have a torque of about 400 Nm, so no hill should be a problem.” A new battery technology enhances massively the energy density of the energy storage. The second generation of Iridium mobiles will make use of Li-Fe-batteries with ceramic separators. With them, the e-mobiles will be able to drive 400 kilometers without charging. For battery load Iridium integrated two technologies: drivers may use fast charging with the CCS standard (actually 50kW/h, in future up to 100 kW/h) or the common standard type 2 plug (up to 22 kW/h).