The way we travel should also change with the transition to electric vehicles. And the horse CES 2024 Las Vegas, the Gravel flow It provides an idea of how an RV designed for the EV age should work.
The 25-foot-long Pebble Flow is designed for a family of four. Interior space is about 150 square feet, though unlike some of its competitors, there are no drop-down compartments to expand its size. Powering everything is a 45 kWh LFP battery and a 1 kW solar panel that provides enough juice to run the RV for about a week. And in addition to supporting DC fast charging up to Level 3 (charging from 0 to 80 percent takes about an hour), the Pebble Flow also offers a car-charging feature that lets you power other devices, charge your EV. , even keep the lights on in your home during an outage.
Even more impressive, if you opt for its optional dual-motor Magic Pack, the Pebble Flow turns into a self-driving RV thanks to the NVIDIA Drive Orin SoC, which can park itself and even stop automatically. . The moving part is a big deal, as towing something with an EV has a big impact on range, depending on the load. You can go only 100 miles or less, with a typical range for an EV of 250 to 300 miles. But with the Pebble Flow’s dual motor, there’s less of a downside, allowing it to travel 200 miles or more before recharging.
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Inside, the Pebble Flow features a comfortable, modern almost Scandinavian design. Plus, there are a few technical features that I really appreciate. Just inside the door is a removable tablet that serves as the control center for the entire RV. You can turn lights on or off, lock doors, adjust the temperature, and even activate Pebble’s Magic Hitch feature. To prevent accidental activation of more complex functions, you must first enter a password or biometric data.
From there, you move into Pebble Flow’s dining room, which features a covered sofa and table with enough space for four. At night, the table can be lowered, covered with nearby pillows and turned into a bed. Then there’s the kitchen, which is surprisingly large for an RV of this size. Instead of a gas range, the Pebble Flow has two induction burners, which can even be removed if you want to cook outside. Meanwhile, the faucet can rotate 180 degrees so you can wash from the outside. There is also a large wall-mounted refrigerator and a 4-in-1 microwave/oven/toaster/air fryer.
But the Pebble Flow’s coolest feature is almost certainly the glass that separates its bathroom from the rest of the cabin. Normally, it is transparent to help maintain a sense of space. However, at the touch of a button, the electrochromic glass becomes completely opaque, so you can keep your work private. And cleverly, the button to make it clear or frosted is the only thing on the RV you can’t control from a tablet or the RV’s mobile app. After all, the last thing you want is for the baby to touch the wrong thing and have your whole ass on display for the guests.
Finally, there’s a queen-sized Murphy bed in the back that can be converted into a shared workspace in seconds. It’s a nice space-saving feature that the company says can help the Pebble Flow do double duty as an office space or ADU (accessory dwelling unit) when parked at home.
There is no single feature or component that is truly revolutionary. Instead, it’s how everything works together, from controlling your lights via a tablet and mobile app to having a 45 kWh battery big enough to power your RV, appliances or whatever. When paired with an electric tow truck, the Pebble Flow helps maintain the EV’s range while making it super simple to park and lock up. It’s not a reinvented RV, just optimized for the age of EVs.
The Pebble Flow starts at $109,000 or $125,000 when equipped with the company’s two-motor Magic Pack. Pre-orders are now live with Pebble expecting to start shipping by the end of the year.