Volta Power Systems has partnered with Space Craft Mfg. to produce a fifth wheel featuring an automotive-grade lithium ion system to market. The energy system supplies three times the energy as traditional li-ion systems in less space without the need for a noisy generator, according to the company.
“Space Craft is leading the RV market with the most innovative and sustainable fifth wheel RV on the road today,” said Greg Wallman, president of Space Craft. “We’re thankful for our partnerships with companies like Volta and Osys to make that a reality.”
The 2019 Space Craft is specifically designed to meet increased demand for off-grid capabilities and environmental responsibility. The tow vehicle is equipped with Volta’s 58-volt charge supply, enabling users to power the fifth wheel while they tow, and have a fully charged system when they arrive at their destination. Additionally, Volta’s roughly 20,000-watt hour system provides up to 21 hours of run time on a single charge while powering air-conditioning, refrigerator, lighting, entertainment and more simultaneously.
“The new RV system means true freedom from shore power and the ability to explore anywhere without the noise,” said Jack Johnson, co-founder of Volta Power Systems. “It’s also exciting to see our technology implemented alongside other highly sustainable systems.”
In addition to the advanced energy system from Volta, the new Space Craft features an advanced shower system by Osys Mobile, partners with Orbital Systems, that cleans and processes water to cut consumption by up to 90 percent, using technology inspired by NASA for the Mars mission.
The RV cuts its footprint further with a 24,000 BTU LG Mini Split air-conditioning system that reduces A/C energy consumption by up to 65 percent over other technology, according to the company. The RV draws power from the sun with 1,800 watts of solar panels on the roof, furthering its sustainable capabilities.