Re: electric motorhome market?

Neill King \(MH-List\)
 

There is an attractive way forward but possibly not one politicians will go for enabling! The recently trialled Transit Van using all-electric drive with batteries topped up by a small (and always efficiently running) petrol engine used solely for charging seems to have been something of a success. That wouldn't need a great deal more development to make a decent motorhome.

The alternative big-batteries solution to bridge the gap between rural charging points has a major drawback - it reduces available payload and hugely so on a 3.5t chassis. To some extent (only) that can be offset by using hi-tech lighter weight batteries but then the huge cost of replacement, in maybe 3-5 years, becomes a significant deterrent too.

None of this of much interest to a Tesla owner of course!

Best regards

Neill
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-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of timsinc Sinclair
Sent: 20 September 2019 10:00
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] electric motorhome market?

It will happen - eventually. Biggest hurdle, though, is that
motorhomers like to go huge distances, as opposed to delivery vans.

Tim

On 20/09/2019, calypso155 <Steve-Varden@...> wrote:
I wonder if this deal will have any impact / influence on the electric
motorhome market?

https://www.drivingelectric.com/news/1298/amazon-rivian-deal-online-retailer-orders-100000-electric-vans-5bn
(
https://www.drivingelectric.com/news/1298/amazon-rivian-deal-online-retailer-orders-100000-electric-vans-5bn
)

Cheers,

Steve V




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