Pininfarina’s AC Future eTH: A Mobile Home with 37 sq m of Luxury Space and a Week of Green Power

May 31, 2024
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An Innovative Trasformer House.( Source: Pininfarina )
An Innovative Trasformer House.( Source: Pininfarina )

The AC Future eTH, designed by Pininfarina, is a curious automotive solution: an electric camper that transforms into a house. Presented at CES 2024, the Electric Transformer House (eTH) aims to be the electric mobile home of the future. It is a living space with movable walls, an extendable roof with solar panels, and a generator that converts and purifies air humidity into clean water.

Pininfarina has always stood out for its avant-garde designs, but in recent times, its projects have gained an extra level of utility and modularity. A clear example the camper creation in collaboration with AC Future: a camper that literally transforms into a house. The prototype is filled with gadgets. The movable walls, which unfold at the push of a button, expand the interior space of this concept by 37 square meters, approximately the size of a small apartment. This AC Future eTH can serve as a second home for adventurous families or as a mobile office for digital nomads.

It also incorporates a retractable roof with solar panels that capture and convert sunlight into electricity, generating +25 kWh, and includes a system, named the Atmospheric Water Generator, which converts air humidity into up to 50 liters of clean water. The interior of the eTH boasts a modern and luxurious look, with a living room, kitchen area, bedroom, and bathroom obtained through a series of foldable and modular furniture. Even the driver’s area can be transformed into a work area thanks to the retractable steering wheel and swivel seats.

The connectivity of these potential digital nomads is ensured with the incorporation of Starlink connectivity. At the same time, according to AC Future, it will incorporate driving assistance systems and different customizable interior and exterior color options.

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Sustainability is at the core of the eTH’s design. Although not many details have been given about the fully electric mechanics of this prototype, the company does state that the AC Future eTH is powered entirely by green energy, with 7 days of autonomy.

The entire roof, once extended, is covered with photovoltaic panels capable of generating up to 25 kWh of electricity, sufficient to power the camper independently with green energy for a week. Furthermore, it features an Atmospheric Water Generator that can produce up to 50 liters of clean water daily from air humidity, eliminating the need to find external water sources.

However, it’s a concept that is not yet in production, although the company aims to launch this camper to the market. And why not call it a motorhome? Well, because when it’s folded, it looks much more like a van due to its compact dimensions and design. As you can imagine, its price is a complete mystery, and the companies responsible for designing it have not set an approximate date for its production. Nevertheless, while this happens, you can be mesmerized by everything it includes, its automatic deployment system, and the capabilities of its technology.

Pininfarina’s engineers have carefully designed every aspect of the eTH to ensure its functionality does not compromise its style. This includes a collection of translucent, foldable furniture that enhances interior space without hindering the vehicle’s transformation capabilities. The vehicle measures 6.10 meters in length, 2.43 meters in width, and 3.35 meters in height, offering a compact yet spacious environment when closed.

It’s everything a camper van lover could dream of, and that’s how it will remain. The AC Future eTH is, for the time being, a dream of two companies that are very eager but have not announced plans for manufacturing or an approximate price. And unfortunately, even if it were available tomorrow, you probably couldn’t afford it due to its high price.

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