RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Tesla Motorhome Prototype Set for Debut

Thu Apr 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155499199837343.pngA Tesla motorhome prototype made by TV host Travis Rabenberg will be featured along with other electric vehicles at the Michigan Energy Office’s EV ride and drive April 17.

Author, entrepreneur and world traveler Travis Rabenberg will bring a prototype of a Tesla electric motorhome to the ride and drive. He is making a Tesla Roamer motorhome with an expected top speed of 150 mph and range of 200 miles in the hopes of breaking the Guinness World Land Speed Record for an electric motorhome.

To encourage sustainable travel, Rabenberg will drive the Tesla Roamer from England to Dubai, where the motorhome will lead the parade of electric vehicles into the World Expo 2020.
An electric bus will also be on display, as Michigan’s first electric school buses are expected to roll out in late 2019 or early 2020 through a funding opportunity at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

The electric vehicle ride and drive is hosted by the Michigan Energy Office and co-sponsored by Midwest EVOLVE and Greater Lansing Clean Cities. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Michigan Agency for Energy in Lansing.

Several EV models – including all-electric vehicles and hybrids – will be available for people to look at, ride in or drive. EV owners will answer questions about their experiences. The Michigan Energy Office will host the event as part of its mission to accelerate economic growth by encouraging investment to advance mobility, manufacturing and healthy communities.