Winnebago has rollouted out a new specialty EV called the eMLU, so that when small children gather around an ice cream truck they do not breathe in lungfuls of diesel exhaust?
The eMLU — short for electric mobile lung unit — is Winnebago’s first stab at breaking free from petroleum fuel, and it could signal a seismic shift in the RV field.
Winnebago in partnership with the company Motiv Power Systems launched all-electric/zero-emission commercial vehicle which is based on a Class A RV platform utilizing Motiv’s Ford F53 based EPIC all-electric chassis and will be available in 33-foot and 38-foot lengths with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) up to 26,000 pounds.
The vehicle in its current avatar is suited for urban and semi-urban short range commercial applications like mobile medical clinics, bloodmobiles, mobile classrooms and mobile outreach vehicles.
eMLU will result in a cost savings of $150,000 to $200,000, representing lower maintenance costs as well as savings on fuel. The cost savings alone makes a good case for the new EV platform compared to diesel (Winnebago expects a payback period of about three years).
The eMLU itself is certainly an attention-getter in terms of connecting lung health with EVs. The wrapped body sports the Ad Council’s Saved By The Scan campaign in partnership with the American Lung Association.
Reference- Cleantechnica, Winnebago,