#EVTECH/TRANSITBUS: Arrival’s Electric Bus Begins Ground Trials, Moves Closer to Certification

BY Florina Spînu (with additional reporting by Marco Kathuria)—London-based EV manufacturer Arrival (NASDAQ: ARVL) has recently announced that it started ground trials of its zero-emission Bus, moving closer to certification. Once ground trials are completed, Arrival will begin public road trials with First Bus, one of the UK’s largest transport operators.

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#RVLIFE/EMISSIONS: CARB Bans RV Generators Starting In 2028

BY RV Industry Association Staff—At its hearing on Thursday, December 9, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) passed Resolution 21-13-2 (as amended at the hearing) to approve the proposed amendments to the Small Off-Road Engine (SORE) regulation. The SORE regulation applies to all spark ignition engines less than 25 horsepower. All gas and LP-powered RV generators are impacted by the regulation; diesel RV generators are exempt.

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#RVLIFE/REPORT: Ever Drive Past an RV Dealer and Wonder Who is Buying Them? Turns Out, Lots of People

BY Owen Bellwood—The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on international travel has inspired an increasing number of Americans to explore their own backyard when picking a vacation spot. This rising number of people hitting the road for their vacations is now bolstering sales of RVs, which hit a record high last month. 

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#BRAND/FOCUS: This Tiny Teardrop Camping Trailer Is as Cool as It Is Cute

BY Will Sabel Courtney—Camping trailers (aka caravans) are a killer way to hit the open road and see the world on vacation, but deciding which size to go with certainly requires weighing some compromises. Go big, and you gain space and creature comforts, but towing requires a big vehicle and a lot of care; go small, and far more campsites are open to you, but you may not have the room for people and gear (like, say, a toilet) that you want. 

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#RVLIFE/REPORT: RV Dealers Think New Campers Are Pieces Of Junk, Too

By Mercedes Streeter: If you purchased a new RV recently and felt that your new rig is more of a pile of crap than you expected, you’re probably not imagining things. According to a report from RV Travel, longtime RV dealers are tired of manufacturers building RVs with terrible quality, too and they’re complaining about it. 

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