I submitted an Idea for electric truck use to Ford, GM and Dodge. This is mostly what I sent, tell me what you think:
An all electric truck on a tow bar could be used to help push, and slow a motor home and turn it into a Hybrid.
Today I saw that Airstream has developed a travel trailer that is self propelled. It has a battery pack and motors to drive the wheels to help the tow vehicle, by pushing up hills and re-gen braking downhill. This gave me an idea; Why not do this with an electric truck.
The Electric power of the Towed truck or car could be used to help push the motor home from a stop or to help maintain speed up hills and use a lot less fuel. My Diesel Pusher has 385 hp and another 2 or 3 hundred would be welcome on a mountain pass.
The regeneration mode on the down hills would help slow the motor home and save brake wear for both the motor home and the towed truck.
I think it could be done with software, maybe a ‘MODE’ button in the truck and a wireless controller on the dashboard of the motor home.
I can’t justify a new Allison Hybrid Transmission but I could justify a new truck. And I think it might be popular with other MH owners too.