GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser previews overlander upgrades

GMC on Thursday revealed an overlander idea based mostly on the Hummer EV Pickup. It makes its formal debut on Friday on the 2023 Overland Expo Mountain West in Loveland, Colorado.

The idea is named the Hummer EV EarthCruiser, and the identify alerts a partnership with overlanding firm EarthCruiser. The Australian firm focuses on constructing autos of all kinds designed to deal with prolonged stays on tough terrain, and has been represented within the U.S. with a division in Bend, Oregon, since 2013.

Whereas GMC would not plan to place the idea into manufacturing, the automaker mentioned an identical upfit can be out there subsequent 12 months at EarthCruiser. The corporate is at present taking reservations. Pricing hasn’t been talked about.

Among the many key modifications is a roof-mounted “home” that is constituted of carbon fiber and built-in into the chassis of the Hummer EV Pickup. The automobile measures 90 inches inches tall when the home is folded flat or 117 inches when totally prolonged.

The home’s personal roof is lined in photo voltaic panels and there is a standalone 6.0-kwh battery that GMC estimates can present seven days of off-grid energy, together with with home equipment like a built-in fridge operating across the clock.

GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser concept

GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser idea

Inside the home, there is a mattress large enough for 2, in addition to a kitchen with an induction cooktop. A flat-pack rest room and outside bathe (indoor can also be doable) are additionally on the checklist of facilities.

Overlanding, the follow of touring throughout distant areas, usually for weeks and even months at a time, is rising in reputation, and the wave of electrical pickups and SUVs arriving available on the market presents new alternatives for the overlanding neighborhood.

One of many main alternatives offered by EVs within the overlanding house is exact torque management that may make navigating difficult terrain simpler. The automobile’s battery additionally gives power to energy all these units designed to make issues comfier out within the wild, and with photo voltaic panels the battery might be charged each time the solar is out.

The Hummer EV Pickup arrived for 2022 and the most recent 2024 mannequin has acquired some tweaks that increase its vary to a most 381 miles. The SUV physique type additionally joins the lineup for 2024, although its vary tops out at 314 miles resulting from a smaller battery.

Pricing for the 2024 Hummer EV Pickup begins at $106,945, and pricing for the 2024 Hummer EV SUV begins at $100,395. Each figures embody vacation spot. GMC is not taking any extra reservations for the autos because it makes an attempt to fill the various orders it already has available.