Fleetwood Enterprises’ RV Group unveiled its first-ever hybrid motorhome concept vehicle today (Dec. 2) during the 46th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
Built on the ecoFRED, a hybrid electric power train system chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., Fleetwood Hybrid features increased fuel economy up to 42% and can be re-fueled at any diesel fuel station.
The ecoFRED “builds on our proven track record of innovation, but it is the support of our OEM partners like Fleetwood that will help it become a viable technology for the RV market,” said Freightliner’s Jonathan Randall. “We are confident that both dealers and the RV consumer will appreciate the efforts we are making to make RVs a greener way to travel.”
Other key benefits of ecoFRED’s hybrid electric power system include instant torque when accelerating for a significant increase in power in virtually all conditions and demands, and no compromise in payload capacity.
Fleetwood also launched several other new motorhome models. These new models come after a busy summer that included the launch of the brand new Power Bridge Chassis and a lifecycle change on the high-value Southwind Class A gas motorhome.
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Fleetwood also announced the debut of its new Terry Premier travel trailer, featuring a two-tone gelcoat front cap with raised logo combination. Residential features include halogen lighting, standard LCD TV with home theater system and available solid surface countertops. Exterior highlights include available aluminum wheels and electric awning.