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The AC Future eTH: Expanding RV Living Space In Extreme Ways

The AC Future eTH: Expanding RV Living Space In Extreme Ways

Travelers love innovation and RVers are no exception. In this post, we’re looking at the AC Future eTH, an idea that offers a potentially serious innovation in RV living.

But what exactly is the AC Future eTH? Is it really all-electric? What’s all the talk about extreme interior expandability? How is it different from other rigs with ordinary RV slide-outs?

Well, for one thing, this rig is pretty futuristic; different enough to be classified as “more than just an RV.” Read on to find out what all the excitement is about, including when you might expect to see one of these sleek rigs on the road.

What Is the AC Future eTH?

The AC Future eTH is an expandable, electric RV designed by Pininfarina, an Italian car design firm and coachbuilder known for its innovative, elegant, and beautiful designs.

The design is known as eTH which stands for Electric Transformer House. AC Future describes it as a “cutting-edge product that aims to harmoniously blend luxurious amenities, smart technology, and eco-friendly features to embrace the mobility demands of the future.”

AC Future introduced the eTH concept at CES in January 2024, but production isn’t slated to start until sometime late in 2025.

Drive mode vs house mode illustrated

The AC Future eTH is an expandable, electric RV designed by Pininfarina, an Italian car design firm and coachbuilder. (Source: AC Future)

That said, electric vehicle manufacturers generally have quite a lot of leeway since so many of them are startups that begin with a blank slate. AC Future created a concept designed to not only provide RV travel and living but also longer-term sustainable living options.

The AC Future eTH is an RV that takes slideouts to an extreme. Its expanding walls significantly expand the interior living space, pretty much redefining the concept of RV slide-outs. You may have seen our post on the two-story RV that expands upward. The interior of the eTH expands outward to 400 sq. ft. at the push of a button.

Other amenities, such as solar panels that can generate up to 25kWh and an atmospheric water generator system that converts moisture from the air into up to 50L/day of clean water, will allow sustainable off-grid living for extended periods.

Futuristic amenities described

The AC Future eTH will offer futuristic amenities that contribute to sustainable off-grid living.

The AC Future eTH will be built on an EV/ICE chassis and will be over 20′ long and 11′ tall with a GVWR of 19,000 pounds. This futuristic motorhome sleeps four people and offers a cockpit suitable for driving, working, or playing, depending on your needs at any given time.

The company plans to offer customizable features and several different models to meet specific needs. Following the release of the eTH motorhome, AC Future also plans to offer a travel trailer model.

For more info, check out the AC Future eTH website and watch their video offering an introduction to the concept:

What Do You Think of the AC Future eTH?

We love outside-the-box thinking, even if it doesn’t always come to fruition exactly as expected. Every brainstorm has the potential to take RVing to new places.

What are your thoughts on the concepts behind the AC Future eTH? Do you think it’s likely to be popular? Does it look like something you’d consider? Leave a comment below and let us know if you think the timing and overall concept are realistic, or at least promising.

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TheRVgeeks

Saturday 30th of March 2024

Bet they can easily address that. 😉

Paul

Saturday 30th of March 2024

Wowie zowie! Kudos to these folks. There are some fabulous innovations there. These are the kinds of visions that can move the industry forward. Thoughts and questions- 1. Love the copilot chair with office desk setup 2. where are the heat pumps for heat/ air con, since they aren't on the roof? 3. The entry stair is overly complicated and frankly doesn't look like it would support an overweight guy like me and I wonder about the safety of it for older folks. 4. Not a fan of beds with one long side against the wall for couples. Someone climbing over the other is ok in your 20s or maybe 30s, beyond that...not so much 5. Love the driver console. So many designs are stuck in the 1970s with an added digital screen or two. 6. Needs glass in the bedroom. We don't RV to be in a cave, as elegant as it is. 7. Rarely do we have a flat campsite. Those legs will need to be adjustable with at least a 12"-18" of leveling adjustment beyond flat if the ground slopes away on the living side. Otherwise the rig could have quite a tipping experience! 8. The water extractor is imaginative but only works well when the rig is in motion or located facing the right direction in a windy spot.

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 31st of March 2024

We hear you, Paul! Would love to see a lot of these innovations come to market... could really start shaking things up and bring some exciting new options to the RV world!

Doreen

Saturday 30th of March 2024

That’s very cool. I hope they can pull it off. I wonder how it would handle weather extremes.

Linda

Saturday 30th of March 2024

Well, it definitely won't fit into any current RV park space....

Rob

Saturday 30th of March 2024

That’s a very cool RV. The huge slide outs give a huge living space. Can’t wait to see a real one.

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