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Jun 24, 2024

Fire Season Restrictions, Ferrari’s $500K EV, July 4th Travel Expectations, and Other News

Grand Canyon National Park | Photo: Sanna Boman

Here’s what you might have missed this week in outdoor, innovation, and EV news.

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Grand Canyon and Other Public Lands

The weather is getting hotter and drier, which means public lands across the country are implementing fire bans in order to prevent wildfires. The latest area to call for Stage 2 fire restrictions (which include bans on open fires, smoking, and fireworks) is Grand Canyon National Park. As of June 21, the fire restrictions are in effect across the entire park. If you’re planning to camp this summer, make sure to use caution and follow local campfire restrictions. 

Read More (from Woodall’s Campground Magazine)

Ferrari’s First EV Reportedly Priced at Half a Million Dollars

Ferrari is venturing into the EV space with its first electric car, which is expected to cost more than $500,000. The luxury automaker appears confident that there’s a market among the ultra-wealthy for fully electric vehicles, and it backs this up by opening a new manufacturing plant that will make the new model along with a planned second EV, according to Reuters. 

Read More (from Reuters)

Record Number of People Expected to Travel over July 4 Week

According to AAA projections, more than 70 million people will travel during the week of July 4 this year, making it the busiest Independence Day travel week ever. While air travel is poised to set new records, AAA says that 85% of travelers—or 60 million people—will travel by car. That is up almost 5% from last year. 

Read More (from AAA)

Outdoor Recreation Hits Record Levels of Participation

Travel is not the only activity breaking records this year. A new report from the Outdoor Foundation and Outdoor Industry Association finds that outdoor recreation participation grew 4.1% in 2023 to a record number of more than 175 million people. That’s almost 60% of the United States population. According to the report, 7.7 million people tried an outdoor activity for the first time last year. 

Read More (from RV Business)

Glamping and Immersive Experiences Rank High Among Campers

Campers are increasingly looking for immersive experiences in nature, according to a report just released by Kampgrounds of America (KOA). The Camping and Outdoor Hospitality Report also found that first-time campers are most interested in glamping, and staying at an outdoor resort designed for glamping ranked at the top of desired travel experiences. 

Read More (from RV Business) 

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