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MVP Unveils Zero Emission Class C Motorhome

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November 29, 2011 by   3 Comments

MVP RV's E Tahoe Class C

MVP RV Inc., Riverside, Calif., has introduced the pre-production E Tahoe, the world’s first Class C zero emission motorhome solely powered by electricity produced from life source rare earth lithium-ion batteries.

According to a press release, the E Tahoe will be on display in Booth No. 3220 at the 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., which opened today. In late 2010, MVP RV was the first company in the world to introduce an all-electric Class A motorhome at the EVS 25 Show in Shenzhen, China.

MVP RV President and CEO Brad Williams said that the energy efficient all-electric drive vehicles produced by the company will help the environment by having zero emissions, no carbon footprints and low noise, among many other environmentally friendly characteristics.

The pre-production E Tahoe is fitted with a drive train, charger and battery system developed by Harbor City, Calif.-based Balqon Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of zero emission heavy-duty electric trucks, lithium battery packs and electric vehicle drive systems.

The company expects that the production models will feature higher capacity batteries that will dramatically increase the range between charges and also reduce charging time.

For more information about MVP RV’s products, please visit www.mvprv.com.

 

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3 Responses to “MVP Unveils Zero Emission Class C Motorhome”

  1. Tom Boles on November 29th, 2011 3:04 pm

    I’m sorry, but I am missing the point of this vehicle.

    Unless it can do an honest 200 miles of freeway driving on one charge, it’s only use is as an attention getter, something to draw people to their brand, booth and website.

    Maybe it’s a hybrid, with a diesel, LPG or gas generator able to provide both a range-extending boost like the Chevy Volt and power (and charging) while dry camping.

    Time will tell.

  2. Harold Jennett Jr on November 30th, 2011 3:58 pm

    The electricity isn’t produced by batteries, they just store the energy produced by a power plant or other source of power.

  3. Matt Johnson on December 3rd, 2011 12:14 pm

    This is an amazing development for our industry. I have learned quite a bit about this particular unit, and the technology used to develop it. Their production units will go 200+ miles on a single charge, completely powered by Winston Chung’s rare earth lithium iron and ultimately sulfur batteries. Great job guys! You are a several steps ahead of the competition.

    Matt

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