Overlanding vehicles have gained in popularity over the year, since with just a few accessories your truck or SUV can turn into a home on wheels. GMC and EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles have teamed up to look at the future of electrified overlanding vehicles.
The two companies are collaborating on the design and development for a next-generation overland upfit solution for electric vehicles that will be integrated onto the Hummer EV pickup.
“GMC has long been a leader in professional-grade trucks with 100-plus years of uncompromising pickup capability, luxury and driver control,” said Josh Tavel, GM executive chief engineer, Battery Electric Trucks. “We had an instant connection with EarthCruiser — a leader in the overland community — and their similar vision to accelerate the zero-tailpipe-emissions future. EarthCruiser products have proven their performance in environments around the world and we’re excited to join them on this next chapter of adventure and exploration.”
EarthCruiser CEO/Founder Lance Gillies also added, “As we consider the future of overlanding, we are continuing to look toward key technologies like electrification that will help us explore for decades to come. Electrification presents exciting opportunities for overland use, such as precise torque control over terrain and ease-of-use, in addition to zero-tailpipe emissions.”