Winnebago Industries Unveils World's First Hybrid Class A Motorhome Concept

By Scott Doggett December 4, 2008

Winnebago-Adventurer-Hybrid.jpg Winnebago Industries this week unveiled the world's first full-size Class A hybrid concept recreational vehicle at the 46th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 2009 Winnebago Adventurer Hybrid oncept vehicle features a Freightliner ecoFRED chassis with Eaton hybrid power system components. The full hybrid system utilizes two independent power sources--a diesel engine and an electric motor--that work in conjunction to optimally power the vehicle.

The Adventurer Hybrid also is the first hybrid motor home to feature an Auxiliary Power Generation unit that senses hybrid battery power levels and automatically engages the coach's engine to charge the batteries.

Because the hybrid system also supplies power to the 120-volt coach system, an on-board generator is not required to run plug-in electronic devices.

No details regarding fuel economy, possible launch date or vehicle price were immediately available.

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