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Test drive new Winnebago electric RV on January 18

Curious about all-electric motorhomes? If so, and you’re planning to attend the upcoming Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa which begins January 18, you might want to sign up to test drive an all-new, all-electric, zero-emission Winnebago RV prototype. Winnebago will display its other new 2023 RVs as well.

If you are planning to attend the show, which hopes to attract a crowd of 80,000, and are already a Winnebago owner, you may wish to join one of the company’s owner meetups, hosted by brand ambassadors and members of the Winnebago product and marketing teams. Visit the Winnebago booth at the show for a complete schedule of events.

The new Winnebago all-electric RV, which appears to be a Class B model, follows its first effort in 2022 which was called the e-RV, which debuted at last year’s Florida RV SuperShow. It went on to set a U.S. record of making the first-known drive of 1,000 miles (1,600 km) in an electric RV.

To reserve one of the limited test drive opportunities of the new electric RV visit here.

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Cal20Sailor
21 days ago

IMO, until vehicle manufacturers get a widespread, ubiquitous battery charging/swap station network developed and running reliably across the continent, AEVs just won’t make any sense. Until then, hybrids will be the way to go, giving a 70-90% reduction in hydrocarbon burning while providing realistic cruising range and nudging broader acceptance of our all-electric future.

Brian Burry
21 days ago

Total joke for PC Purposes only. Recently, a Ford lightning pick up (all electric) got stranded in the desert. It was due to run down batteries, it took four generators, several days to charge enough just to get it out of there!
With 550 years of known petroleum available in the United States, this is all so stupid!!!

Roger V
21 days ago

Saw this Winnebago “RV” last year at the show. As a current Winnebago Class B owner, it was interesting. The 110 mile range makes it useless for now though. When it reaches 500 miles range with a 10 minute zero to 80% charge rate, then they’ll have something worth checking into. Not holding my breath for that though.

Last edited 21 days ago by Roger V
Joseph Phebus
21 days ago

Cue the ostriches. Enjoy the show of indignation that companies would have the audacity to innovate in response to the overwhelming majority scientific evidence/consensus and changing market conditions.

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Phebus

It’s unfortunate that an article about an electric RV elicits so many responses to what is perceived as part of the climate change grift being perpetrated on the population by elites flying around in private jets. Climate change is a grift. Burn some fuel. Enjoy your life. If you don’t think happiness is directly related to burning fosil fuels then you have been scammed.

Joseph Phebus
20 days ago
Reply to  Chuck

I’m old enough to remember the same arguments that were made against the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. And I and most that have come after me, are eternally grateful and quite happy to not be breathing in lead and CO or swimming in chemicals.

If denying science and climate change is your way of nursing a resentment against the hypocrisy of those with means and wealth makes you feel better (and they exist on both sides and in the middle of the political spectrum), enjoy your pain. But seems to me a more just tax policy that forces investment of some of this wealth and waste back into investing in solutions improving the lives of everyone else is far more productive.

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Phebus

And that is the grift! Thanks JP. What in the hell does clean water have to do with climate? Of yeah, NOTHING. Litter, same, nothing to do with climate. Doomsday wackos have been predicting the end of the world for centuries and in the last 80 years, it has been done for profit. That’s the grift, people feeling guilty for living better than others signaling virtue with a bumper sticker. Here’s the deal JP, if the science is in fact settled, of the less than 1 degree increase of temperature in the past 20 years, how much is natural and how much is man caused? If you can tell me the percentage of man caused increase, I will buy you an electric Winebeggo. 18%, 37%, 99% or any other number of your choosing. If you can’t tell me the percentage then the Science is not settled. Period. Drop mic. Get back to me when the doomsday wackos have finally settled the science. Yes, man is likely contributing something but not much.
Makes you a victim of the grift. I’m proud of my carbon footprint. I fly private occasionally and have been known to burn 1000 gallons of fuel on a weekend on the water. Life is good. EQUITY IS FOR losers.

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Phebus

Isn’t that sweet. Another victim of the planets natural changes. “In the name of equity”, we should all be forced into vehicles we dont want and that will limit our mobility. It’s kinda crazy that the (temperature) climate on Venus has risen exactly the same amount (percentage) as the earth over the last 30 years. It’s those darn gas guzzlers I guess. Don’t be part of the grift. Equity is for losers. Equality on the other hand is for everyone. I embrace my carbon footprint without guilt and it is in the top one percentile nationally, to be sure. Not all 1 percenters embrace the need to feel virtuous in the public eye as a result of suido science. Respond coherently to the Venus conundrum and I’ll buy you a pony.

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Phebus

Hmmm, your silence is deafening. Can’t come up with a number huh? Ill ask again, just for certainty that yiu understand the question. Again, what percentage of climate change is caused by mankind? The science is settled according to you. Can’t find the number? Can’t find the peer reviewed study that shows the answer? I’m going with the SUN having the biggest role but that’s just me. Pretty tough to measure but yeah, the SUN!!!

Warren G
21 days ago

Wish it was closer, as I’d be interested in seeing it. After 2 years of driving our EV (Leaf), I appreciate the quiet ride, instant torque, minimal maintenance and low energy cost of $.03/mile.

Herman
21 days ago

Interesting concept; however most electricity today is created from coal and petroleum. The so called ‘green revolution’ has hardly started in most of the world. So are you willing to trade your electricity used in the home and workplace for charging your RV?

bill
21 days ago
Reply to  Herman

I don’t think I’ll have to make that choice .. Out here in the West where close to 180 million live there is no shortage of EV charging stations or nuclear, dammed water, wind generators and solar farms to supply our power needs.

Charlie Sullivan
21 days ago
Reply to  bill

You think so? Then why, in California anyway, are certain power grids shutdown when excessive winds are predicted? I’d hate to come home needing to plug my EV in and…ops, the power is off. Yes I know gas stations also lose power, but I can store extra fuel a lot easier than extra electricity. Ca. can’t supply all the power needs of the state now, how is it going to when there are thousands more EV’s on the road?

Crowman
21 days ago

Make that Millions.

Crowman
21 days ago
Reply to  bill

I’m in Northern California and last summer the State numerous times told us NOT to charge EV’s because of Brownouts.

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  Crowman

OMG. RVs that run on Unicorn farts. That’s what we need.

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  bill

That’s why last summer while my wife and I were parked in the Carlsbad area, Gavin came on TV and asked everyone to avoid charging EVs between 4 and 9 pm, 3 days in a row. I almost blew a valve I laughed so hard. Plenty of power, sure. Lots of cheap eletricity. More than California could ever need or want.

B N S
21 days ago

I like my “Emissions”, Thankyou… They do not effect the Climate…

Bob p
21 days ago
Reply to  B N S

Climate change is a naturally occurring thing. Back in the early to mid 70’s we we’re headed into the next ice age because the earth was cooling. Now we are going to burst into flames because the earth is heating. A renowned climatologist back then said the earth goes through a 100 year cycle of heating and cooling. 50 years of cooling and 50 years of heating. In the 70’s we were in a cooling cycle, let’s see that was about 50 years ago, hmmm, we must be in a heating cycle now. This is all hoopla to get everybody into EV’s that no one can afford and the infrastructure can’t support. When you see the power companies start spending billions of $$ to upgrade the grid then you can say, well it must be true. Solar only works in bright sunlight, wind only works near costal areas. I live in central FL and the wind is 1 mph now, not much to operate a windmill. Lol

Dan
21 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

So, are you saying that teenage girl from Europe is wrong?

Bob M
21 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

I agreed with Bob p

Stefan trestyn
21 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

And if you’re wrong?

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  Stefan trestyn

They are not wrong though. However, if you are wrong we will only lose $50 Trillion in productivity and individual wealth. We can however, learn to speak Chinese in our spare time while waiting for our EVs to charge. We can measure the “what if” consequences if your wrong and it is expensive. We can’t measure the “what if” consequences if they are wrong? No one can. It’s an impossible ask but it is an effective tactic when talking to children, like the euporean child Gretta, that is oh so smart. Prove a negative kind of stuff.

Cancelproof
10 days ago
Reply to  Stefan trestyn

Stefan,
Because you are making the argument of an 8 year old. So then, turn about is fair play. What if you’re wrong? What if the natural course of the planets evolution is a couple of degrees warmer? What if the Sahara desert became fertile and rich for farming? What if we are delaying 400,000,000 malnourished people from receiving adequate nourishment they currently dont have. Maybe this stage of the planets natural evolution is better for the human race and the climate doomsday wackos are preventing a good thing from happening? What if you’re wrong?

bill
21 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

There’s enough wind in florida, believe me or Dave Barry or Elmore Leonard😎

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  B N S

I’m with you. The guy who has the biggest carbon footprint is winning at life. I’m proud of my own carbon footprint. It makes me laugh a little in fact. Fire up the bus, turn over the twins on the boat. Let er rip. Equity is for losers. Work harder, burn some fuel and enjoy life.

TexasScout
21 days ago

I hate to say it but, I can’t think of a dumber idea for an RV ever. Charging times will be ridiculous, can’t charge below freezing, cant drive very far in cold weather. I guess as long as your camp sites are less than 120 miles apart and you stay for 2-3 weeks each place (how long it will take to charge from a standard 30 amp RV hook up), you’ll be fine

Gordon den Otter
21 days ago
Reply to  TexasScout

And what are campgrounds going to charge for recharging your vehicle? There will either be a surcharge for electric vehicles, or all of us will pay more. That assumes their infrastructure can handle the extra load.

It wouldn’t surprise me if many campgrounds simply prohibit recharging your vehicle.

Last edited 21 days ago by Gordon den Otter
Joe Goomba
21 days ago
Reply to  TexasScout

You’re talking thru your hat. Learn something before commenting.

bill
21 days ago
Reply to  Joe Goomba

Ditto!

TexasScout
21 days ago
Reply to  Joe Goomba

So how am I wrong?
Fact: you can’t charge Li batteries in temps below 25 DegF
Fact: Freezing temp fully HALF the range of ANY EV
Fact: Charging in RV parks won’t be FREE.
Fact: Charging on ANYTHING else but a “Super Charger” ($$$) will Literally take DAYS. Total Fast Lane Truck (YouTube) bought an EV HUMMER. They found out that using a 120VAC outlet would take TWO WEEKS to charge fully. It would take a week on 240VAC.
Fact: NYCs new EV Garbage trucks only lasted 4 HOURS in the snow.

Now who’s talking thru their hat?

B N S
21 days ago
Reply to  TexasScout

Boom!

PME
21 days ago
Reply to  TexasScout

Looks like Joe [Goomba] is…

KellyR
21 days ago
Reply to  TexasScout

TexasScout, You are not wrong if you believe that progress is stopping here and now. 200 years ago the battery was invented, 100 years ago the battery was commercially produced and about that time used to start cars, big D cells used in flashlights. I now have a flashlight who’s battery is smaller than my little fingernail. Now L-Ion half the size of a car battery are powering appliances in an RV. Progress seems to continue to move on to meet the challenges. My first cell phone was a several pound battery operated Army sized walkie-talkie and it is now smaller than my wallet. Oh, the first house I lived in didn’t have any phone. Progress will solve some of your concerns. Progress is even solving some problems I don’t even have. Hang in there “we” will get there – even faster than I need.

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

Oh Kelly, aren’t you sweet. Even with no definable quantity of climate change being caused by man, you follow the lemming herd off the cliff. Govt agencies and Beaurocrats would never mislead you. It’s an industry. Of course the smartest scientists on the left sell the carbon credits. Kellogs just got the food pyramid changed to include 7 bowls of frosted flakes/day instead of ham and eggs or chicken. Look it up. The govt has adopted the guidelines for our schools. Progress. Progress to Poverty for all. Equity…. we’ll all be broke together, except the ruling class.

KellyR
20 days ago
Reply to  Chuck

I never said I liked PROGRESS as defined today. I stated that we would get there “faster than I need” and “it solves problems I don’t even have”. If PROGESS would have stopped in 1950s – 60s, I would be just fine with that. I have no idea how my comments suggested anything about carbon or government, climate change, lemmings, or scientists, etc. I do however like corn flakes, but prefer General Mills Cheerios .

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

Progress is great. I love electric vehicles, they have a place. I own one. I just don’t own one in the name of saving the planet from an un-measurable risk. To be honest, the planet may be better a few degrees warmer. It’s an unknown. In the realm of facts though, 97% more deaths are attributable to cold than heat. If we spend $50 Trillion cooling the planet 1/2 degree and the find out we should have just let it warm up a little, what waste. We can never know but I’m for not having to spend the second 50 Trillion to reverse what we did with the first 50 Trillion.

I meant no offense and as I read it back, I see you took some, with cause. Sorry for that.

No matter what Whoppi and Colbert say, and keeping on the fact sheet, hurricanes are no stronger or more frequent now than they were over the last 100 years. Its an undisputable fact. We just have technology to see them and track them. 24 hour weather and news puts them in our face. The progress tho is that we can fly through them, we can film them and we can preduct them and if we have an agenda, we can scare people into compliance for no real reason.

KellyR
19 days ago
Reply to  Chuck

I don’t discuss politics as that is a waste of my time. My original comments to TexasScout were just to point out the rapid movement of “progress”, (which I don’t believe is always going forward). I think most our problems,, weather, politics, global warming, on and on, are a product of “scare media”. Without “scare media” my concerns are about getting thru MY life. I don’t need the worry that others seem to have. No offense taken, clarification of meanings makes for conversation. I have no idea what Whoppi or Colbert (whoever he is) have to say, nor do I care. – they must be part of the “scare media” .

Chuck
20 days ago
Reply to  Joe Goomba

TexasScout kinda had a Mike drop. Right on your head Goomba. Ouch. I think he’s just saying it’s not ready for prime time. And it’s not. Maybe in 50 more years and $50 Trillion of infrastructure. Nobody will be able to afford an RV with the country in bankruptcy tho, but it won’t matter because we’ll be to busy learning to speak Chinese.

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