Airstream eStream is first US electric-powered travel trailer

Airstream is testing an electric travel trailer that could go off-grid for weeks at a time, park itself into a camping spot and help propel itself down the road.

The trailer, called the eStream, would be the first electric-powered camper in the U.S., according to the company.

“There’s nothing like it in the industry,” said Bob Wheeler, CEO and president of the Jackson Center, Ohio, company. “We’re really at the start of the electric RV movement.”

Airstream introduced the trailer at an RV show in Tampa two weeks ago. 

The 22-foot-long trailer, in Airstream’s singular “silver bullet” design, would include batteries under the floor that would propel the trailer’s two wheels, significantly reducing the power required to tow the trailer. The powered wheels would also provide more traction and more breaking strength.