The Bowlus Volterra is big on luxury and adventure.
While camping remains a popular leisure activity, those looking for an upmarket and eco-friendly alternative should check out the all-new Volterra RV by Bowlus.
While it retains the classic good looks thanks to the streamlined, riveted aluminum design, the Volterra is anything but old-fashioned. Touted as the world's first all-electric RV, Bowlus claims its latest travel trailer boasts a 100% increase in battery capacity compared to previous models, along with the first application of AeroSolar in the segment. This, says the company, allows for completely off-the-grid adventures, without compromising on comfort or luxury.
Bowlus says the Volterra is ideal for those looking to minimize their carbon footprint. The all-electric luxury trailer does away with generators and propane tanks, allowing for near-silent operation. Power is derived from 17-kWh lithium iron phosphate batteries. There's also an onboard 50-gallon freshwater tank.
A rather nifty feature comes in the form of an emergency electric vehicle charger. As we know, towing with EVs has its difficulties, and requires proper planning when venturing into the middle of nowhere. Should you find the battery on your Tesla Model X is running low, the Volterra is equipped with 20A outlets, allowing desperate EV drivers to increase their range by around 65 miles.
But enough of the technicalities. The luxury caravan boasts all the amenties of gracious living, including Starlink Satellite internet, an energy-efficient induction cooker, over-the-air update capability, a backup camera, in-floor heating, and more. Despite the relatively compact dimensions (27.1 ft long), there's plenty of space inside. Bowlus notes the Volterra will comfortably sleep four people, with plenty of storage compartments for their belongings.
As you'd expect, the kitchen is fully stocked with a microwave, fridge/freezer, and fire extinguisher. But it's the interior appointments that impress most. It's suitably upmarket, with a Volterra-exclusive trim and design heightening the luxury on offer.
The "La Cumbre" interior scheme is supposed to bring to mind the mountain peak in Santa Barbara, while the fully vegan seating is inspired by a Californian sunset. This extends to the bedroom, where you'll find tasteful linen bedding finished in black and old rose. Of course, Volterra ships standard with a mattress (complete with memory foam padding), a tablet mounting for entertainment, and heating and cooling capabilities.
Should the interior not appeal, Bowlus will be all too happy to customize the innards to your exact tastes. This will, naturally, come at a price. And that brings us neatly to the sordid topic of coin. Unsurprisingly, the Volterra sports a massive price tag and, if you're interested, be prepared to fork out $310,000 for the privilege.
Yes, that's an immense amount of money (more than a 2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage) but, if you want the ultimate camping experience and have the wherewithal, it's certainly an impressive bit of kit and will be the envy of everyone at national parks across the country.