Underwater Wasteland

It is the summer of 2021. I’m half asleep, nestled into the small bow of a speedboat with good friends, while the boat courses through water so turquoise, with corals underneath so bright and teeming with life, that we might as well be in an advertisement for a Caribbean resort. We are in the Caribbean,…

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Happe: Winnebago Shows Resilience Amid Uncertainties

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Balance, diversification and resilience are traits that have helped steady Winnebago Industries through current economic uncertainty, President and CEO Mike Happe told investors during a March 22 earnings call following release of the company’s second quarter 2023 financial report. The Eden Prairie, Minn.-based maker of a wide range of outdoor lifestyle […]

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Pamela Kermisch Joins Shyft Group’s Board of Directors

NOVI, Mich., – The Shyft Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHYF), the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets, today (March 21) announced in a press release that Pamela (Pam) Kermisch, chief customer growth officer at Polaris, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, […]

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Bowlus Goes All-Electric Across Entire Luxury RV Lineup

OXNARD, Calif. – Bowlus, the world leader in performance luxury recreation vehicles, today (March 21) announced its move to be the first fully electric RV company. The move to all-electric follows the success of the Bowlus Volterra, the world’s first all-electric RV, which Bowlus launched in August of last year, according to the company release. All […]

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Airstream / Studio F. A. Porsche Concept Travel Trailer

Airstream / Studio F. A. Porsche Concept Travel Trailer… A travel trailer concept for the new world of outdoor adventure A Special Report, with files from Airstream Just a few days ago, we heard a whisper of news from our friends at Airstream… a spectacular concept trailer has been designed in cooperation with Studio F.A. […]

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Sold Out Work Truck Week Atrracts 14,885 Attendees

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.  – Work Truck Week 2023 was back to full strength as a verified 14,885 industry professionals gathered at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 7–10 for North America’s largest work truck event. Attendance returned to pre-pandemic levels, setting a new record with a 17% increase over the 2022 event. Green Truck Summit, […]

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Airstream Partners with Porsche on Innovative Concept Trailer

JACKSON CENTER, Ohio – Airstream Inc., maker of the iconic riveted aluminum travel trailers and best-in-class touring coaches, today (March 9) unveiled a concept travel trailer developed in partnership with legendary design firm Studio F. A. Porsche. The concept will be showcased at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas beginning […]

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NTEA Releases Spring ’23 Commercial Vehicle Market Report

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, released the second edition of the U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Report – Powered by Commercial Truck Trader, NTEA and S&P Global Mobility. This semi-annual industry report delves into the details, data and trends around the commercial vehicle life cycle — from chassis sales to […]

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The Lightship L1 is What Happens When You Rethink the RV From the Ground Up

As the adage goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But Lightship co-founders Ben Parker and Toby Kraus looked at recreational vehicles – largely unchanged in design for the last 75 years – and saw a lot of things to fix: Aerodynamics, aesthetic appearance, power, affordability, environmental impact. The list goes on. This thinking,…

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Shyft Offers EV Delivery Vans with EPA 200-Mile Range

NOVI, Mich., – The Shyft Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHYF), a North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing today (March 6) announced it has completed testing and received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the company’s Blue Arc EV Solutions Class 3, 4 and 5 electric delivery vehicles. EPA test results have revealed the […]

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Stellantis Announces $155 Million EV Investment in Indiana

AMSTERDAM – Stellantis announced Feb. 28 in a press release that it will invest a total of $155 million in three Kokomo, Ind., plants to produce new electric drive modules (EDM) that will help power future electric vehicles assembled in North America and support the goal of 50% battery electric sales in the U.S. by […]

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Computer-Generated Images Imagine Tesla Semi as an RV

After years of research and development, Tesla finally started shipping its long-anticipated Semi truck to commercial customers in December 2022. That’s three years later than the company initially expected the vehicle to be ready. Still, thanks to its impressive range and towing capacity, it is already making waves in the trucking industry. But the EV’s…

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Ford Taps Marshall, Mich., for $3.5B New LFP Battery Plant

Ford is the first automaker to commit to build both nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in the U.S., helping America’s No. 2 EV company in 2022 bring EVs to more customers and diversify its U.S. supply chain Ford is investing $3.5 billion to build an LFP battery plant in Marshall, […]

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The Adventure 1 is a Tough—and Cute—Electric Off-Road RV

As the old saying goes, “necessity breeds ingenuity.” Such was the case for the Chief Scientist at a company called Potential Motors. When his four-wheel drive Sprinter van continually got stuck while traveling off-road, Chris Newton returned to the drawing board to design a better vehicle. The result was the Adventure 1, a small—but highly…

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Shyft Group Invests $16M for Blue Arc All-Electric Vehicles

NOVI, Mich. — The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF), the parent company of Spartan RV Chassis, announced plans to invest in and expand the company’s facilities in Charlotte, Mich., which will enable production of commercial electric vehicles for its Blue Arc EV Solutions brand, launched last year. Shyft will invest approximately $16 million for expansion and […]

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Mercedes Officially Announces New Electric Sprinter Van with a 300-Mile Range

After weeks of teasing the announcement, Mercedes-Benz has finally taken the wraps off its next-generation electric Sprinter van. The German automaker revealed the new model earlier in the week, touting its versatility, reliability, and surprisingly great range. And unlike the previous eSprinter released in 2019, this model will actually be coming to North America. As…

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Togo RV: E-RVs, Offices Among the Top 5 RV Trends in 2023

Rising costs are everywhere. From grocery stores to gas stations to RV dealerships, today’s consumers are finding it harder than ever to stay on budget. And at the first major RV show of 2023, the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, appealing to consumer pocketbooks was also a top priority for RV dealers and manufacturers, according […]

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Bowlus Expands Lineup with Heritage Edition Luxury RV

OXNARD, Calif. – Bowlus, a world leader in performance luxury recreation vehicles, today (Jan. 31) announced the introduction of a new model, the Heritage Edition. The Heritage will be Bowlus’ most accessible offering and will feature a unique mill finish exterior, a custom Granite Ridge interior, and the recognizable electric off-grid power that Bowlus’ clients have […]

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EarthCruiser is Making a Truck-Bed Camper for EVs

Whether it’s due to higher gas prices, increased environmental awareness, or improving technology, the demand for electric vehicles is on the rise. In fact, according to a recent report, EV sales were up 68% worldwide in 2022. Naturally, the RV industry has taken notice of this trend, with several companies actively developing electric motorhomes, travel…

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