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pininfarina’s new electric RV can expand its solar roof and produce water from moisture

Pininfarina unveils electric transformer house at CES 2024

 

CES 2024 serves as a platform to introduce green solutions, including Pininfarina’s co-designed Electric Transformer House (eTH), a mobile living space with movable walls, an expandable solar-panel roof, and a generator that converts and purifies moisture from the air with ambient clean water. The Italian design house partners with AC Future to conceptualize and design the electric RV known as Electric Transformer House.

 

Visitors to CES 2024 can check out the electric RV in the West Wall and step inside the Electric Transformer House. Here, they can witness its movable walls feature, which expands to 400 sq ft at the push of a button, alongside the retractable solar panel roof that captures and converts sunlight into electricity, generating +25kWh, and the Atmospheric Water Generator system that converts moisture from the air with up to 50 liters of clean water.

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images courtesy of Pininfarina

 

 

AC Future develops a mobile office and home in one

 

Pininfarina and AC Future want their Electric Transformer House and RV to also serve as an Accessory Dwelling Unit, meaning a second house, and a moving office for nomads working on the road. The addition of Starlink connectivity, co-pilot assistance, and customizable interior and exterior color options is intentional to ensure that the owner can experience living, working, and traveling all at once.

 

The electric RV also features driver-assist technology, a flexible dashboard and office desk, and integrated home entertainment to allow passengers to wind down through movies, music, games, and more. Due to its expandable solar-panel roof, Pininfarina and AC Future’s Electric Transformer House, showcased at CES 2024, is powered entirely by green energy with 7 days of off-grid capabilities. As of publishing the story, Pininfarina and AC Future have yet to pinpoint the production timeline of their Electric Transformer House and RV.

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Pininfarina’s new Electric Transformer House and RV with AC Future, now showcased at CES 2024

 

 

Reimagining off-grid living with electric RV

 

Arthur Qin, AC Future’s Owner, says that their collaboration with Pininfarina on the Electric Transformer House is about designing a living space and reimagining the way people experience off-grid living. Given Pininfarina’s experience in product design across industries, Arthur Qin sees their partnership as a natural fit. ‘We are tapping into the growing enthusiasm for mobile lifestyles among all demographics, and our innovative approach is strategically positioned to provide a unique experience that aligns with the eco-conscious values of our customers,’ he says.

Pininfarina Vice President of Design Paolo Trevisan echoes Arthur Qin’s vision, saying we are so excited to collaborate with AC Future, a partner that shares our vision for innovation and commitment to creating a better and sustainable future. We believe in creating new experiences with the multidisciplinary approach that characterizes our design process. In this case, blending seamlessly how people live and move, creating a unique experience for a new lifestyle icon.’ Visitors to CES 2024 have until January 12th to see the electric RV firsthand at AC Future’s eTH showcase booth, also designed by Pininfarina, located at LVCC, West Hall — Booth #6379.

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the Electric Transformer House by Pininfarina and AC Future has an expandable interior as seen at CES 2024

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there’s a generator that converts and purifies moisture from the air with clean water

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the roof is covered with solar panels to power up Pininfarina’s Electric Transformer House and RV with green energy

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dashboard of Pininfarina’s Electric Transformer House RV at CES 2024

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living room of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024

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bedroom of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024

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kitchen of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024

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no announcement yet on the (mass) production of the electric RV

 

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exterior of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
exterior of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
exterior of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
exterior of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
expandable side of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
expandable side of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
bedroom of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
bedroom of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
kitchen of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
kitchen of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
bathroom of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024
bathroom of the Electric Transformer House RV by Pininfarina and AC Future at CES 2024

project info:

 

name: Electric Transformer House (eTH)

design: Pininfarina

company: AC Future

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