A well-known manufacturer of mobile homes – the company Winnebago, has successfully tested its electric novelty. The heavily modified Ford Transit managed to drive 2,220 kilometers on a single charge.
Winnebago has proven the capabilities of its previously shown e-RV concept of a Motorhome equipped with an electric motor. The car drove 2,221 km on a single charge from Washington, DC, USA, to Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where the company’s headquarters are located. Winnebago believes that this is the first trip on an electric Motorhome over a distance of more than 1,609 kilometers.
“The trip took 26 hours on the way, and the average speed of the e-RV was 85.3 km/h.”
Its energy efficiency was 2.54 kilometers per kilowatt-hour. The average time spent on fast DC chargers was 1 hour and 2 minutes.
The total cost of charging on the way was $275, which is much cheaper than that of a similar-sized car with an internal combustion engine. Winnebago estimates that the average is 16.09 liters/100 km. the tracks, with an average cost of $5.00 per 4.55 liters in the country, will cost about $690 on this trip.
“We are pleased to apply the knowledge gained during the trip as we continue to improve, research, and innovate in future versions of the car,” said Ashis Bhattacharya, senior vice president of Winnebago.
Winnebago unveiled the Ford-Transit-based e-RV concept in January at the Florida RV Super Show in Tampa. The car is equipped with an 86 kilowatt-hour battery, which provides a power reserve of approximately 201 km.
Inside there are all the amenities you would expect from an RV. Features include a 350-volt DC power supply for the water heater, a roof-mounted air conditioner with a heat pump, a retractable induction hob, and a marine-grade refrigerator. There is a bathroom with a toilet and shower.