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Thor pushes forward with self-propelled electric camping trailer

• https://newatlas.com, By C.C. Weiss

Parent company Thor Industries and German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen are teaming up to clear the hurdles that stand in the way of a viable production trailer that uses electric motive power to move its own weight. The self-propelled trailer promises to be a critical tool for eliminating the efficiency and range reductions a trailer makes on its tow vehicle, something that will be especially helpful in the electric vehicle age.

Before the RV world sees the realization of self-driving motorhomes, it seems it might welcome self-driving trailers. Germany's Dethleffs showed the first fruits of this work in 2018, when it followed up the original solar-slathered E.Home motorhome with the E.Home Coco electric trailer. That self-driving trailer, and Dethleffs' leadership in eco-friendly camper design in general, played into Thor Industries' decision to acquire Dethleffs' European parent Erwin Hymer Group (EHG) in 2019 to become the world's largest RV manufacturer.

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