It's been a little while since we have seen anything on the RV side of the house, but after a little searching, something turned up that could easily be the future of recreational vehicle production. Of particular interest is the attention that was placed on keeping it as environmentally friendly as possible. It will be a long time before RVs are ever considered truly "green," but any progress is still progress.
This design came from the mind of a Germany design student named Christian Susana and although it is not the first of its kind, it seems to be the most promising. The basic idea of an RV is there, but one major change has been made. The front half of the vehicle can detach and be used as a normal car once you get to wherever you plan on spending the night.
The benefits of using this kind of configuration are numerous. Because you no longer need to haul a vehicle behind your RV, you reduce weight and therefore fuel consumption. You also don't have to worry about driving 2 vehicles, again reducing fuel consumption and emissions. One can also assume that if the living quarters of the RV are not being towed, the front portion will be using a more efficient power mode.
The living quarters can sleep up to 4 people and features a kitchenette and a decent sized bathroom. The interior was assembled to make use of as much space as possible, without crowding the occupants. Storage space is plentiful so you can spend more than a few days out and about and as much natural light as possible is allowed to illuminate the interior.
Sadly, this work of art is a design with no plans of production as of yet, but we will keep our fingers crossed.