#ELECTRIC/CAMPER: World’s Latest Electric RV is a Great Multifunctional Mini-Camper

e-Rifter-Vanderer electric campervan exterior with pop-up canopy revealed

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 CitroĂ«n e-Berlingo.

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#EVLEGISLATION/UPDATE: Virginia Bill Aims To Bring EV Charging To State And Local Parks

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.

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#EBIKE/TRENDS: Electric Bicycles are Outselling Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids Combined

INTRODUCTION BY Marco Kathuria—Welcome to the first article in a new series focusing on electric bicycles (“eBikes”) and how they can be used when camping, boondocking, or to pick up supplies at a local store. Our series focus will be on eBikes that are affordable, relatively light (by eBike standards), easy to maintain, and with an emphasis on brands that have nationwide dealer support and good parts availability.

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#ELECTRIC/MOTORHOME: The S-Camper Mercedes EQV conversion is an All-Electric Motorhome

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 Sortimo Walter Rüegg PLC. It gives customers the option of taking a zero-emissions camping trip.

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#RVSHOW/CAMPERVAN: Wingamm Displaying the OASI 540 Camper in Tampa, Florida

BY Marco Kathuria—Italian RV manufacturer, Wingamm, will be presenting their European-derived OASI 540 camper at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, FL from January 19th to January 23rd. The North American variant will feature a Ram ProMaster chassis with a 3.6L 24V gasoline engine offered with a manual or optional automatic transmission.

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#ELECTRIC/DCNETWORK: Can eRV Chargers Act Like Gas Stations? It’s Not as Easy as You Think.

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.”

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#ELECTRIC/EVCHARGING: The US’ First-Ever National EV & eRV Charging Summit is Coming, and it’s Free to the Public

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.

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