Last Thursday, GMC disclosed a concept based on the Hummer EV Pickup specially designed for overlanding, known as the Hummer EV EarthCruiser. This concept will formally be showcased on Friday during the 2023 Overland Expo Mountain West in Loveland, Colorado.
The Hummer EV EarthCruiser concept marks a collaboration with EarthCruiser, an Australian firm known for creating vehicles tailored to endure extended journeys on rugged landscapes. Since 2013, EarthCruiser has been maintaining a U.S. division in Bend, Oregon.
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GMC has made it clear that it does not intend to bring this particular concept into mass production, but instead, a similar modification will be offered at EarthCruiser next year, and reservations are currently being accepted. Information on the pricing is yet to be disclosed.
One of the key alterations to the vehicle is the installation of a carbon fiber roof-mounted “house” that is integrated with the Hummer EV Pickup’s chassis. The vehicle stands at 90 inches tall when the house is collapsed, and 117 inches when fully expanded.
This house features a solar-paneled roof, and there is an independent 6.0-kwh battery that GMC predicts will offer up to seven days of off-grid energy, even with continuous operation of appliances such as an integrated refrigerator.
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The interior of the house includes amenities like a two-person bed, a kitchen equipped with an induction cooktop, and the availability of both indoor and outdoor showering facilities, as well as a flat-pack toilet.
The trend of overlanding, characterized by traversing isolated and often challenging terrains for extended periods, is gaining traction. The influx of electric SUVs and pickups provides innovative solutions to overlanding enthusiasts.
Electric vehicles (EVs) offer advantages in the overlanding space such as exact torque control for better navigation of complex terrains. Additionally, the vehicle’s battery can supply energy for comfort-enhancing devices and can be solar-charged.
The 2022 Hummer EV Pickup has already launched, and the 2024 version has been updated to achieve a maximum range of 381 miles. Furthermore, the SUV variant, with a maximum range of 314 miles due to a smaller battery, is being introduced for 2024.
The starting price for the 2024 Hummer EV Pickup is set at $106,945, whereas the 2024 Hummer EV SUV begins at $100,395, with both prices including destination charges. Currently, GMC has stopped accepting new reservations, focusing on fulfilling the existing orders.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hummer EV EarthCruiser
What is the GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser?
The GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser is an overlander concept vehicle based on the Hummer EV Pickup. It’s designed to handle extended stays on rough terrain and includes features like a roof-mounted house made from carbon fiber, integrated solar panels, and a standalone battery.
When and where will the GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser make its debut?
The GMC Hummer EV EarthCruiser will make its formal debut at the 2023 Overland Expo Mountain West in Loveland, Colorado.
Will the Hummer EV EarthCruiser go into mass production?
No, GMC does not plan to put this particular concept into mass production. However, a similar modification will be available next year at EarthCruiser.
What are the key features of the Hummer EV EarthCruiser?
The concept vehicle includes a roof-mounted “house” made of carbon fiber, a solar-paneled roof, and an independent 6.0-kwh battery. The interior offers a bed for two, a kitchen with induction cooktop, and showering facilities.
What are the opportunities provided by EVs in the overlanding space?
Electric vehicles in overlanding provide precise torque control that can aid in navigating tricky terrain. The vehicle’s battery and solar panels also enable off-grid power, enhancing comfort during remote journeys.
What are the details regarding the latest 2024 Hummer EV models?
The latest 2024 Hummer EV Pickup has a maximum range of 381 miles and starts at $106,945. The 2024 Hummer EV SUV has a range of 314 miles and starts at $100,395. Both prices include destination charges.
More about Hummer EV EarthCruiser
- GMC Official Website
- 2023 Overland Expo Mountain West
- EarthCruiser Official Website
- Hummer EV Pickup Details
- Overlanding and Electric Vehicles
- Latest News on Electric SUVs and Pickups