GMC and EarthCruiser have announced a team-up to offer conversion packages to allow EVs, like the HUMMER EV, to join in on Overland fun.
The two companies will collaborate to integrate a next-generation “upfit solution” for electric vehicles, like the HUMMER EV, to offer a ready to roll solution for people who want to go far far off-road.
While no products, accessories, or conversions are being announced right now, the two companies plan on introducing a HUMMER EV outfitted with EarthCruiser’s technology later this year.
“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 offers multiple outland conversion vehicles, outfitted with the features and technology that you’d need to last days off-road. But the technology doesn’t come cheap. For example, the companies “Terranova”, four-season overlander, built on the Ford F-350 or Ram 3500 starts at $350,000.
“EarthCruiser designs its vehicles to thrive in the most extreme, toughest environments imaginable,” said EarthCruiser CEO/Founder Lance Gillies. “From the Australian Outback to the Alaskan wilderness and everywhere in between, an EarthCruiser was made to tackle tough terrain. 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. We’re thrilled to be working with GM’s team of top-tier EV engineers and look to develop an overland vehicle that’s truly made for, and will define, the future of this industry.”