With governments across the globe requiring automotive manufacturers to shift to all-electric vehicle lineups within the next decade or two, practically every major marque has begun developing its own respective battery-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs. These looming mandates are also requiring RV and camper companies to follow suit. In an effort to prepare for this inevitability, Winebago has spent the last several years developing a fully-electric camper prototype known as the e-RV (and the larger e-RV2). And after an extensive research and development cycle and thousands of miles of field testing, the Iowa-based outfit has now taken the lessons its learned from making the e-RV2 prototype and applied them to the creation of its first-ever the Winnebago Solis Pocket 36B Camper Van, a go-anywhere camper with a cuttiing-edge new onboard power system.
Representing Winnebago’s most advanced model to date, the Solis Pocket 36B is constructed around the RAM ProMaster cargo van. The camper aims to offer the creature comforts and features of full-sized RVs in a markedly more compact package. The Solis Pocket 36B features a kitchen and dinette that can convert into a sleeping area — affording the camper space to comfortably sleep four adults. The aft-end of the camper also opens up to reveal a rear changing room and wet bath complete with a shower, full-sized sink, cabinet, and removable toilet.
What really makes the Solis Pocket 36B special, however, is its electrical and battery systems. This includes an available Power Kit Pro energy system that combines a compact 5-kWh Lithium-ion main house battery with a proprietary five-in-one power management controller. Shoehorned under the camper’s dinette, this system also pairs with a 190-watt solar array that feeds onboard 12-volt and 110AC outlets. Putting out as much as 3,600 watts of power, this system allows the Winnebago to remain off-grid for up to 72 hours. This entire system was born out of a collaboration between Winnebago and EcoFlow — a California-based firm known for producing power banks, charging stations, and solar generators.
Offered in Bright White, Deep Cherry Red, or Ceramic Gray color options, the Winnebago Solis Pocket 36B Camper Van will be available for order in the coming weeks, with pricing starting from $140,375.