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News for October 3, 2023

Winnebago Unveils All-New Prototype of Highly Anticipated Electric RV at Florida RV SuperShow

Winnebago, the flagship brand of outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer Winnebago Industries, recently unveiled a fully-operational prototype of eRV2, an all-electric, zero-emission recreational vehicle, at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, Florida. 

As per a release, the eRV2 is the company’s most advanced prototype yet, and is being field tested by consumers in order to gather insights that will inform the final design before it hits dealerships.

The eRV2 is America’s first all-electric, zero-emission motorhome prototype and is built on a Ford E-Transit™ chassis, which provides powerful torque and smooth handling.

The powertrain and house systems are powered by electricity, allowing for silent and environmentally responsible travel and up to seven days of boondocking, aided in part by 900-watt solar capacity.

Winnebago Industries developed the eRV2 in response to the growing demand for more sustainable forms of road travel.

“Our primary goal in building the eRV2 was to help people comfortably explore the world around them with less environmental impact,” said Huw Bower, president of the Winnebago brand.

The eRV2 is sustainably designed to further reduce the impact on the environment. Recycled materials are used extensively throughout the interior, including in the flooring, removable floor mats, WinnSleep® mattress system, and trim around the window frames.

Cab seat coverings are made with renewable plant-based materials, and acrylic countertops are made from biodegradable materials. Unique broad color-spectrum lighting allows users to customize the interior lights from white to red, which helps to reduce light pollution and negative effects on native flora and fauna.

The eRV2 interior is inspired by modern Japandi principles, a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design that creates a clean, calm, and multi-functional environment. This includes a five-in-one sleep/lounge and two adaptable workspaces with built-in charge points, and a high-speed Wi-Fi router for optimal data streaming.

Winnebago also partnered with Lithionics Battery® to create a proprietary IonBlade® lithium house battery which is the most powerful, compact, and safe lithium battery system available today. It features a 48-volt system with more than 15,000 usable watt-hours and a unique thin lay-flat design stored beneath the floor to maximize interior space. It meets the highest safety standards with UL safety certification.

In addition to the eRV2, Winnebago showcased 80 other motorhomes and towables, including its latest accessible RV, the Roam RX with pop-top, a new Winnebago plus Adventure Wagon, and the latest Minnie floor plan option. 

The Roam RX is an addition to Winnebago’s lineup of enhanced accessible motorhomes that provide multiple specialized features that make traveling easier and more enjoyable for those with accessibility needs. 

The limited-edition Winnebago plus Adventure Wagon, the product of a collaboration between two companies, features customizable interior modular systems so users can quickly change the interior set-up of their van as desired.

The new Minnie 2832FK towable floor plan features multiple innovations designed to enhance modern travel.

Featured image from Winnebago Industries.

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