A teardrop caravan that can theoretically be towed by an electric car without losing any of its range has been launched by Californian company Polydrops. The 4.14m-long Polydrop P17A1 was towed by a Hyundai Ioniq 5 for 215 miles at 65mph, losing just 15% of the car’s range.

Polydrops estimates that if the car had been travelling at 55mph, its range would not have been affected.

The firm attributes this to the trailer’s aerodynamic shape, with a flat underbelly and a rear spoiler to reduce drag. It is also designed to be used off-grid, with a 4.8kWh battery pack, a 260W solar panel and an inverter/charger as standard. The all-electric kitchen includes an induction hob and a 45-litre fridge.

The Polydrop P17A1 has gone on sale in the US at $30,590.

If you’re on the lookout for a tiny tourer, our small caravans round up is a great place to start, as we share our favourite options on the market.

Another innovative tourer launched by a Californian start-up is the Pebble Flow, a four-berth that can hitch itself up to a tow car.

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