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Winnebago’s new electric camper van RV concept can stay off-grid for 7 days — see inside the tiny home on wheels

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Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.Winnebago’s concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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  • Winnebago has unveiled another electric RV concept, the eRV2.
  • The electric camper van can stay off-grid for up to a week and has a range of 108 miles.
  • See inside the camper van with a bathroom, kitchenette, desks, and a rear lounge and bed.
Winnebago is now priming itself to be at the forefront of the growing electric RV race.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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The popular recreational vehicle maker has revealed a working prototype of its new fully electric camper van, the eRV2, at the Florida RV Supershow.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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This announcement comes just one year after it first announced a concept electric camper van, then known as the eRV.Winnebago Industries' e-RV with blueish purple lights on the underbelly.Winnebago Industries’ e-RV on the road.

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But there are a few key differences between the first and second generation, chiefly its chassis.Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.Winnebago’s concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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The new eRV2 is based on the Ford e-Transit, which currently has a 108-mile range.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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This may not seem like a lot for a vehicle designed for long-haul road trips.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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But according to Winnebago’s research, a RV that can drive three hours before it requires charging is a “good starting point.”Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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And waiting for a vehicle to charge is definitely more comfortable in a tiny home than a traditional car.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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The electrified RV can stay off-grid for up to a week with the help of 900 watts of solar power and a proprietary 48-volt, 15,000-watt-hour lithium battery stored under the floor of the tiny home.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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But the camper van’s environmentally friendly nature extends past this electrification.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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To further the van’s sustainability, features of the interior — like the floors made of recycled materials — are designed to be more planet friendly.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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And in general, Winnebago is taking a trendy approach to the van’s interior design.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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The eRV2’s home was inspired by “Japandi” — Japanese and Scandinavian — design elements, which prioritizes a minimalist and functional space.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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It wouldn’t be Japandi without neutral colors and clean lines. And according to renderings, the interior of the eRV2 feels just that.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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The beige wood paneling, flushed lights, and grey furniture give the interior a clean look.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.Inside Winnebago’s concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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And several of the spaces are multi-functional, including the rear lounge that can turn into a bedroom and dining room.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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Small touches like the red and white interior lights make the electric RV unique from its peers.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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But like any Winnebago camper van, there’s also a kitchenette with a sink, cooktop, and refrigerator …Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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… an air conditioner, plenty of storage, and a bathroom with a shower and a cassette toilet.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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In the age of work from anywhere, the van also has two desks with chargers and a WiFi router.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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And like any traditional modern home, the eRV2 is smart with features that can be controlled through the Winnebago app.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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Winnebago said a version of this electric RV will be at dealerships in the future.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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And prototypes of the eRV2 are already out on the road and being tested.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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But no word on a specific timeline or cost yet, although Winnebago did say that the cost of the van will be “premium” similar to other electric vehicles.Inside Winnebago's concept electric camper van, the eRV2.

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