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Lightning eMotors, a US provider of zero emission powertrains and medium-duty and speciality commercial electric vehicles for fleets, has been named as the powertrain provider for an all-electric motorhome under development by Winnebago Industries, Inc. Winnebago revealed its concept motorhome, developed by the company’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG), at the Florida RV Super Show in Tampa, Florida.

The concept version of the electric recreation vehicle (e-RV) is the first all-electric motorhome designed by a major RV manufacturer.

It includes an integrated control system that enables operation of the vehicle’s subsystems, and displays system information and controls on a digital display.

Lightning eMotors CEO, Tim Reeser, says: “We are proud to partner with Winnebago Industries, a household name with a legacy of excellence and innovation that goes back more than 60 years. Our partnership with Winnebago Industries is just one example of how Lightning eMotors is providing the world’s most successful specialty vehicle OEMs with the zero-emission powertrains they need to complete their product portfolios.”

Ashish Bhattacharya, Senior Vice President – Business Development, Advanced Technology and Enterprise Marketing, Winnebago Industries, adds: “This all-electric motorhome concept provides a window into the future of the growing RV market and demonstrates our commitment to developing all-electric options that will contribute to a more sustainable, energy-efficient line of products for our customers.”

Kash Sethi, chief revenue officer of Lightning eMotors, comments: “We agree with Winnebago Industries’ view that there is a significant opportunity for shorter-range electric RVs—day trippers to the beach, family sports days, and tailgaters, to name a few. Plus, these vehicles can fast charge at public charging stations and can overnight charge at campgrounds, enabling longer range applications.”

Lightning eMotors designs, engineers, customizes, and manufactures zero-emission vehicles to support the wide array of fleet customer needs with a full suite of control software, telematics, analytics, and charging solutions. 

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