Overlanding, the follow of touring throughout distant areas, typically for weeks and even months at a time, is rising in recognition, and the wave of electrical pickups and SUVs arriving available on the market supply new alternatives for the overlanding neighborhood.
GMC is out to discover the chances with an idea based mostly on its Hummer EV Pickup. Set to be unveiled in late summer season, the idea has been previewed in a teaser shot that exhibits what seems to be a cover over the electrical truck’s mattress, above which sits photo voltaic panels that stretch to the roof of the truck.
It is seemingly the rear cover homes a mattress rack with fixtures designed to retailer varied gear. GMC already previewed an identical design with its Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX idea from 2021. The automaker additionally introduced a Hummer EV Pickup with overlanding goodies throughout that yr’s SEMA present.
GMC teamed up with EarthCruiser Overland Autos to develop the most recent idea. The Australian firm is an professional at constructing automobiles of all types 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.
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One of many objectives of the mission was to collect concepts for an overland upfit answer developed particularly for electrical automobiles. One of many main alternatives offered by EVs within the overlanding house, in accordance with EarthCruiser CEO and founder Lance Gillies, is exact torque management able to making navigating tough terrain simpler. Naturally, the car’s battery additionally gives storage for power to energy units, which is helpful.
The Hummer EV Pickup’s greatest battery is a 200-kwh unit. It is good for 329 miles together with the car’s 1,000-hp EV3X powertrain.