The $10,000 P19 Shorty travel trailer has a 256-mile EPA rating
Los Angeles-based startup Polydrops have revealed the P19 Shorty travel trailer, a teardrop-shaped trailer that’s been optimized for towing with an EV. The unique shape of the trailers will offer less drag for an easy tow.
Although lacking the 4.8-kWh LFP battery and 520-watt solar panel off-grid electrical system from their P17A1 model, the Polydrops P19 Shorty travel trailer achieves aerodynamic perfection. Based on the P17 chassis, the “Shorty” has been simplified to make it easier to manufacture while cutting costs.
The Shorty’s improved shape allows it to reduce drag by 70 percent. Through the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the design has been improved by Polydrops through countless simulations. The end result is a trailer that, in theory, could extend an electric car’s range while still adhering to California’s 55 mph towing limit.
As its name states, the Shorty is Polydrops’ smallest model measuring at 5.2 feet in height with a width of 6.3 feet and a length of 11.7 feet. Since the power system has been excluded, users will need to plug the trailer on arrival. With a weight of 664 pounds, the new P19 model is slightly lighter than the larger P17 variant.
The interior of the P19 Shorty has also been simplified. The cabin contains three storage cubbies, multiple outlets, and has enough room for two adults. The tailgate galley is no longer present, but that’s no biggie. The P17’s gullwing doors have also been replaced with new entrances and four windows. With a 2-inch insulation, it allows for the interior to keep its temperature year-round.
The Polydrops P19 Shorty travel trailer is available to order now through the company’s website at a starting price of $9,950 and a two-month delivery window.