Outdoor Hospitality News

For owners, operators, team members, and anyone else interested in camping, glamping, or the RV industry.

News for August 14, 2022

Winnebago Completes 1,300-Mile All-Electric Road Trip with e-RV Electric Concept Motorhome

Advertisement

Share this article

Winnebago Industries, Inc., an outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, has completed over a 1,300-mile All-Electric RV Road Trip with the e-RV, the first fully electric zero-emission motorhome concept from a major RV manufacturer.

Winnebago Industries e RV Front Quarter 1
Photo courtesy of Winnebago

As per a press release, the e-RV was first introduced at the Florida RV Super Show by the company’s Advanced Technology Group as a fully-functional, all-electric concept vehicle that redefines efficiency, comfort, and functionality. The latest road trip further affirms the growing feasibility of electric-powered RV travel–the primary objective of the road trip.

Winnebago Industries e RV Charging Water Tower
Photo courtesy of Winnebago

The journey began in Washington D.C. last week following a successful exhibit at the RV Industry Association’s ‘RVs Move America Week’ and covered over 1,300 miles.

The journey’s highlights include visits to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Canton, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Indiana Dunes National Park; Chicago, Illinois; and, finally, Eden Prairie, Minnesota–the headquarters of Winnebago Industries.

It is the longest continuous road trip that has been conducted with the e-RV and is the first trip over 1,000 miles by an all-electric RV.

“Winnebago Industries has a rich history and tradition of innovation, and we see electrification as a continually evolving chapter of that legacy. We are proud to be a leader in exploring the possibilities of this technology in the outdoor markets we serve,” said Michael Happe, Winnebago Industries president, and chief executive officer.

The All-Electric RV Road Trip enabled Winnebago Industries ATG teams to evaluate further and record actual performance aspects and collect additional information that will be used to aid in further refinements as the technology is integrated into future production vehicles.

ATG members who helped design and build the e-RV had the opportunity to drive legs of the road trip, which provided learnings from statistics and customer feedback as they interacted with RV and EV owners at charging stations and nightly stops.

A few key stats from the road trip include:

  • Total miles driven: 1,380
  • Total drive time: 26 hours
  • Average driving speed: 53 MPH
  • Average charge time at DC fast chargers: 1 hour and 2 minutes
  • Total charging cost: $275.00
  • 60% cost savings over a gas-powered road trip1
  • Average miles per kWh: 1.58 mi/kWh

“Our Advanced Technology Group was very innovative in our approach to building this first-generation e-RV. We are excited to apply learnings from the road trip as we continue refining, exploring, and innovating future iterations of the vehicle,” said Ashis Bhattacharya, Winnebago Industries senior vice president, Business Development, Advanced Technology, and Enterprise Marketing.

For further information on the e-RV concept vehicle, visit www.WinnebagoInd.com/Electric.

Featured image from Winnebago.

Advertisement

Share this article

Modern Campground

Modern Campground

Modern Campground is the most innovative news source in the Outdoor Hospitality industry. We provide global news coverage for RV Park and Campground owners, operators, managers, and their team members.
You Are Here
Connect on Social Media
MC Fireside Chats
Latest Outdoor Hospitality News
Americans Slightly Relived With Lower Prices, Despite Inflation
New Brunswick Tourism Yet To Return To 2019 Levels, Despite High Traffic
Sweeping Climate, Health, and Tax Package Passes Congress
MC Fireside Chats: Former RV Dealership Owner, Adventure Park and Campground Owner Joining the Show
How Dyester Corp went from Building Container Homes to Domes and Glamping Structures

Stay Updated
Outdoor Hospitality News

Send this to a friend
Hi, you might find this article from Modern Campground interesting: Winnebago Completes 1,300-Mile All-Electric Road Trip with e-RV Electric Concept Motorhome! This is the link: https://moderncampground.com/usa/winnebago-completes-1300-mile-all-electric-road-trip-with-e-rv-electric-concept-motorhome/