2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Bosch Teams Up on 48-volt Li-ion Batteries

Fri Sep 6, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156771170290239.jpgChinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology announces it has an agreement to supply 48-volt battery cells to Bosch for use in 48-volt battery systems.

Bosch supplies the shoebox-size lithium-ion batteries to an increasing number of manufacturers for use powering multiple functions in hybrid-electric vehicles. Such batteries are often used on hybrids with a combined starter-generator where it can be recharged and provide added torque to vehicle propulsion. Such systems include a direct DC-DC converter to power the vehicles primary 12-volt electrical system.

Bosch estimates that fully one-quarter of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles will be equipped with 48-volt battery systems by 2025.

The rapid development of lithium-ion technology provides vehicle designers to develop systems that are more efficient, affordable and flexible while reducing emissions and fuel consumption, the company says.

The partnership will allow both companies to benefit from joint research and development into lithium-ion batteries and help launch products that meet the needs of different vehicle markets, Bosch says.