If mass transit vehicles like school buses and trains are going electric, why can’t mobile homes? Winnebago is making their debut with a new RV from Motiv Power Systems that will feature solar panels, along with everything else you’d expect from a motor home. This trend is only expected to get bigger and better.
Winnebago’s new zero-emission commercial vehicle will combine the Class A RV platform with Motiv’s Ford F53-based EPIC all-electric chassis. There will be two different versions in length -- 33 feet and 38 feet -- and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating will be up to 26,000 pounds. Drivers should expect a range between 85 to 125 miles on a full charge with the vehicles’ six to eight batteries.
“Motiv’s EPIC all-electric chassis, paired with Winnebago Industries’ highly regarded commercial shell, is the perfect fit for end-users who seek reliable performance and functionality,” Jim Castelaz, CEO of Motiv, said in a press release. “We are excited to collaborate with Winnebago Industries as we work together to grow the electric commercial vehicle market.”