Winnebago Industries, Inc. was honored today with the Sustainability Award by the RV Industry Association (RVIA) for its efforts in bringing an all-electric option to a vehicle segment well-known for daily idling and onboard generators. The award was presented to the company at an award ceremony at the industry trade show, RVX: The RV Experience, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 33/38 foot vehicle is powered by a Ford F-53 based EPIC chassis from Motiv Power Systems.
Learn more about Winnebago’s All-Electric offerings https://winnebagoind.com/products/specialty-vehicles/2019/all-electric/overview
The parent company of Grand Design is clearly investing in the future. Many are skeptical that a EV Motorhome is a possibility. Tesla Semi is going to prove out that long range heavy duty EV vehicles are practical and possible. It is important that Winnebago dips its toe in the water as soon as possible as it seems the switch to EV vehicles is going to come faster than we thought with Ford, GM and VW all committing to almost all EV lineup in a few short years. For those of us with trailers this will just push battery and inverter technology forward quicker. It would not be surprising with changes like the recently launched 48v DC Coleman Mach AC, that we will in a few years to see trailers that won’t need gas generator and are all-electric.