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Winnebago e-RV Concept Debuts As Ford E-Transit Camper Alternative

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The Ford Transit has long been a popular base for a number of camper conversions, including the recently-revealed, off-road-focused Winnebago EKKO. That legendary recreational vehicle company has enjoyed booming sales in recent years, largely thanks to the success of its Transit-based campers and a renewed interest in RVs, motorhomes, and campers in general. Now, as the all-electric Ford E-Transit prepares to launch, the new Winnebago e-RV concept has been revealed, giving EV fans a futuristic electrified camper option.

What’s particularly interesting about the Winnbegao e-RV concept is that it isn’t based on the E-Transit, but rather, is built on the regular Ford Transit platform, utilizing a powertrain from Lightning e Motors. The e-RV is equipped with an 86-kWh battery that provides a range of 125 miles while powering onboard systems, which Winnebago says is enough to satisfy 54 percent of new RV buyers, which it says tend to take trips of less than 200 miles. A full charge takes around 45 minutes at high-current charging stations, according to the company.

The e-RV offers up 350-volt DC power to run the water heater and roof-mounted air conditioner that also has a built-in heat pump, as well as 110-volt AC power for the induction cooktop and the refrigerator, which can also operate on 12-volt DC power. Meanwhile, an integrated control system optimizes load and efficiency, while the whole thing can be monitored via a digital display, tablet, or smartphone app, with wireless connectivity built-in.

As one might imagine, the e-RV also provides all the amenities one would expect in a proper camper, including a refrigerator, induction cooktop, sink, toilet, and shower, with sustainable materials used throughout its construction. Winnebago hasn’t revealed any information regarding pricing or availability for its first-ever all-electric camper, but given the rising popularity of EVs and RVs these days, we imagine that it or something similar will launch at some point in the near future.

We’ll have more on the e-RV soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Transit news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Crabbymilton

    Looks great. Better take a portable generator along just in case.

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  2. David Dickinson

    As both I and the EV RV industry mature, I look forward to owning one…some day in the future.

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  3. NCEcoBoost

    125-mile range in an RV is way beyond laughable. It’s the absolute worst permutation of an EV and 100% unacceptable.

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    1. crabbymilton

      Someone will buy it. Then take it on a trip and find that the range stinks. Then they just park it in the driveway and they’ll just use it for when relatives come over to visit.

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  4. Robert.Walter

    Article begs another story looking into why Winnebago went route refitting an ICE chassis with a seemingly uncompetitive BEV system.

    Is Ford planning its own camper offerings?

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  5. Steve

    125 miles…….oh my is this for real??? I can’t stop laughing, really? So spend 100,000 plus for an RV that can barely leave the city. Where are you supposed to go? The local park and camp out? OMG. plus the added weight. I don’t know about you but the majority of people that buy an RV usually travel long distances up hill to camp, it’s called the mountains. So your 125 miles now drops to maybe 90 miles?

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