Volta Power Systems has partnered with Storyteller Overland, LLC in their launch of the MODE™ 4×4 adventure van series, a new type of Class B adventure-ready RV, combining the off-grid power of an automotive-grade advanced energy system and the go-anywhere, off-road capabilities of a 4 wheel drive drivetrain. The new MODE™4×4 RVs offer true off-grid capability and a user-friendly, high-tech experience all wrapped in a rugged, yet stylish package.
“Our system enables RVers to experience the world in a way not possible with traditional power options,” said Jack Johnson, co-founder of Volta Power Systems. “With our system installed, Storyteller’s customers will save money on fuel, operate more sustainably, and have access to all the power they need while eliminating the need for a traditional generator.”
Storyteller Overland serves the rapidly growing “daily driver, weekend warrior, and extended range adventure travel” community of the RV market, offering their MODE™4×4 designs on both the all new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2019) and Ford Transit (coming in 2020) chassis to suit the varying needs of both short-term and long-term travelers. With Volta, these vehicles have access to exclusive, industry leading technology that powers all appliances, lights and other on-board systems. Most notably the system offers enough power to operate the vehicle’s air conditioning through the night on a single charge.
“We are excited about our partnership with the great people over at Volta and are delighted to be able to enhance the lives of our customers with the flexibility and reliability afforded by their technology,” said Jeffrey Hunter, founder and CEO for Storyteller Overland. “Our vehicles offer a highly adaptive floor plan and feature set that allows the user to define how they utilize their space and enjoy the experiences they desire to share with their friends and family. Having Volta’s system as the core of our MODE™4×4’s “M-Power” system is a great fit because it provides a sustainable energy platform that empowers travel and recreation options that are simple, safe, fun, flexible, rugged, and ready to go at the touch of a button.”
The “M-Power” system, powered by Volta, on the current generation of the MODE™4×4 adventure-ready van series delivers 12kwh of storage and up to 3.6kW of AC power, that can be continuously charged from a second alternator while driving; by the 100W of onboard solar panels (expandable up to 800+ watts); or by a built in 30amp “shore power” connection (when conventional power sources are available).
Storyteller Overland’s MODE™4×4 adventure-ready van series featuring this Volta enhanced “M-Power” System was unveiled at the RVIA’s RVX Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah in March 2019 and has since been displayed to overwhelmingly positive response at events such as The Super B Show in Phoenix, AZ; Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, AZ; as well as OpenRoads Fest in McCall, Idaho and the MT Hood Adventure Van Expo in Mt Hood, OR in July.
About Volta Power Systems
Founded in 2014, Volta Power Systems provides safe, powerful and simple lithium-ion energy storage solutions for small to mid-size businesses. RV, marine and specialty vehicle OEMs trust Volta to deliver leading-edge, automotive-grade power systems that enhance the lifestyle, freedom and comfort of their end users. For more information visit: www.voltaps.com
About Storyteller Overland, LLCFounded in 2018, Storyteller Overland was created to inspire and equip fellow explorers, vanlifers, and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts with the proper gear, resources, and mindset to “Live Free. Explore Endlessly. Tell Better Stories” out on the open road and beyond. Along with their MODE™ 4×4 adventure-ready van series and other outdoor lifestyle items, Storyteller Overland offers a unique style of customer service and aftersales care revolving around, interactive, on-demand, engagement via its proprietary Storyteller service app. For more information visit www.storytelleroverland.com.