BY C.C. Weiss—With a modular, multifunctional rear lounge so comfy it puts most full-size camper vans to shame, the Vanderer Urban Camper was easily one of the coolest mini-campers of 2021. A year and a half later, it’s getting even better. The homey tiny lounge-on-wheels is going fully electric atop the Peugeot e-Rifter and Citroën e-Berlingo.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/CAMPER: World’s Latest Electric RV is a Great Multifunctional Mini-Camper
BY Marco Kathuria—THOR Industries, Inc. announced the release of the company’s North American Motorized Electric RV Study, which explores consumer expectations, key purchase motivators and electric infrastructure development needs.Continue reading #STUDY/ELECTRICRV: THOR Publishes Key Insights About Consumer Expectations for Motorized Electric RVs
BY RV Industry Association Staff—As battery technologies improve and gas prices climb, many state legislatures have placed a focus on electric vehicle (EV) related legislation in the 2022 session. Ranging from HOV lane access to new regulations on EV manufacturing facilities, states are preparing themselves for the growing number of EVs and electric RVs (eRVs) on their roads.Continue reading #EVLEGISLATION/UPDATE: Virginia Bill Aims To Bring EV Charging To State And Local Parks
BY C.C. Weiss—Van life and pursuit of leisure are shaping up to be major themes at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. Nissan rolled these themes into a pair of Caravan concepts it has already previewed, and now Mitsubishi shows its own take on the concepts.Continue reading #CAMPERLIFE/CONCEPT: Mitsubishi Shows Off Electric Micro-Camper and Delica Overlander
BY Cristina Mircea—Fully flat, electric, modular, and with a payload of up to 8,800 lb. (almost 4,000 kg), REE Automotive’s newly announced P7 platform is suitable for commercial delivery vehicles and promises to pack up to 35 percent more packages than other competitors.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/CONCEPT: Could this Delivery Vehicle Be a Future Electric RV (eRV)?
BY Marco Kathuria—Winnebago Industries revealed an all-electric concept motorhome developed by the company’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG) at the Florida RV Super Show and live on Facebook on January 18, 2022.Continue reading #RVSHOW/FLORIDA: Winnebago Reveals New eRV Concept With 125 Miles of Range
BY Chris Bruce (with additional reporting by Marco Kathuria)—The European motorhome industry becomes more electrified from the newly launched Mercedes-Benz EQV conversion from the Swiss company . It gives customers the option of taking a zero-emissions camping trip.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/MOTORHOME: The S-Camper Mercedes EQV conversion is an All-Electric Motorhome
BY David Ferris—Vice President Kamala Harris visited an electric vehicle charging station in Maryland last month and laid out a vision for what the government’s $7.5 billion payout for charging infrastructure will create. “Absolutely make it accessible for everyone and easy,” she said, “just like filling up your car with gas.”Continue reading #ELECTRIC/DCNETWORK: Can eRV Chargers Act Like Gas Stations? It’s Not as Easy as You Think.
BY Michelle Lewis—A coalition of business, labor, and environmental advocacy leaders will host the US’ first-ever National EV Charging Summit on January 20, 2022. Members of the public are invited to attend, and it’s free.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/EVCHARGING: The US’ First-Ever National EV & eRV Charging Summit is Coming, and it’s Free to the Public
BY Stephen Edelstein (with additional reporting by Marco Kathuria)—EV startup Canoo has ceased contract manufacturing discussions with the Netherlands’ VDL Nedcar, opting instead to build EVs at its own United States facilities starting in 2022.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/BRANDUPDATE: Canoo Plans EV Production in 2022 in Arkansas, dropping Netherlands Plan
BY Stephen Edelstein—Alaska is slated to get its own EV charging network, making electric RV (eRV) and other EV ownership more viable on the Last Frontier.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/EVCHARGING: Alaska is Getting its Own EV Charging Network
BY Rob Hull—The Winter Camper is an electric van kitted-out for ski holidays—but a 124-mile range may not get you to the mountains on a single charge.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/CONCEPT: Nissan’s Electric e-NV200 Camper Concept
BY Kampgrounds of America—At their annual Convention, Kampgrounds of America (KOA) announced a program to implement Level 2 EV Chargers designed by Jamestown Advanced Products at select campground locations across the United States and Canada.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/EVSE: KOA Announces Plans For Camper-Friendly EV Charging At Campgrounds Across North America
BY Marco Kathuria—The “KNAUS E.POWER DRIVE” is the first fully electric motorhome from Knaus Tabbert and was developed in conjunction with HWA AG – a leader in the motor sport and engineering field.Continue reading #ELECTRICRV/TECH: The First Fully Electric Motorhome From Knaus Tabbert
BY Stephen Edelstein—Working to fill gaps in its network, Electrify America is adding charging stations (also known as EVSE units or electric recharging points) in new locations, including one site near a famous roadside attraction.Continue reading #ELECTRICRV/EVSE: Electrify America Adds Road-Trip Chargers at Wall Drug
BY Bengt Halvorson—The electric vehicle startup Canoo has chosen Panasonic cylindrical lithium-ion cells for its upcoming Lifestyle Vehicle, the company revealed on Monday. The Lifestyle Vehicle is expected to arrive in late 2022 and start at $34,750.Continue reading #ELECTRICRV/TECH: Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle To Get Panasonic Battery Cells
By Marco Kathuria: In his latest video, guest contributor, Jim Bounds discusses the three elements that need to be incorporated into electric motorhomes of the future if they are to be successful in the marketplace.Continue reading #VIDEO/ELECTRICRV: Is the Future Looking Bright for Electric RVs?
BY Marco Kathuria—Canoo has developed a breakthrough electric vehicle that is reinventing the automotive landscape. Prospective buyers can configure the vehicle to provide the utility of a cargo carrier, campervan, minibus, mobile people mover, pickup truck, and more. The company says that the modular EV platform will include up to 300hp and 332 lb.-ft. of peak motor torque with 250 miles of battery range.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/BRANDFOCUS: The Canoo Electric Lifestyle Vehicle Launches Late 2022
By RVNews: Specialty vehicle manufacturer The Shyft Group unveiled plans to launch an all-electric chassis platform made to serve RVs and other markets.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/RVNEWS: Manufacturer Unveils Electric RV Chassis Plans
BY JAY RAMEY: LEVC’s take on a European-style camper van, once represented here by the Volkswagen Westfalia and its descendants, is the VN5 e-Camper. The London Electric Vehicle Company revealed renderings of what such a model could look like after partnering with camping vehicle specialist Wellhouse Leisure, and it’s headed into production at the end of 2021.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/CAMPER: The First Electric Camper Van Is around the Corner
BY Marco Kathuria: Forest River is the market share leader in cutaway buses, motorhomes, and other recreational vehicles, and will utilize the EV Star Cab and Chassis as part of their electrification strategy by building their top-tier body and integrating it with GreenPower’s purpose-built, zero-emission platform.Continue reading #ELECTRIC/EVNEWS: GreenPower Delivers Five EV Star Cab and Chassis to Forest River