The project is a collaboration between Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and the US Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that helped developing the vehicle. The idea of a cabin and a car sharing one energy system is unique and interesting for off-grid living purposes. The car’s battery helps to store energy during peaks and deliver the energy back when needed in the house for lighting and the central micro-kitchen. The solar panels on the house provide enough energy to recharge the vehicle’s battery. What’s also interesting about this system is that the energy is transmitted wireless between the cabin and the truck. SOM’s AMIE 1.0 something that may open up new doors on how we used off grid living, construction forms and energy usage in the near future.