Although GMC chooses to use the term ‘overlanding’
GMC has partnered with EarthCruiser, a modification company, to develop an upscale camping edition of the Hummer EV that is not only capable of venturing into various terrains but also offers the ability to remain in those locations. This isn’t merely a high-end pop-up tent installed on a pickup truck; GMC categorizes the vehicle as an “overlanding solution,” highlighting the extensive adventures that this vehicle is designed to undertake.
GMC has recently unveiled enhancements for the 3X-spec variant of the Hummer EV Pickup, extending its range to 613km courtesy of the substantial 205kWh battery pack. This translates to the potential to venture approximately 300km away from urban areas during your getaway. However, considering the extensive additions that EarthCruiser has incorporated, it’s likely that the actual range won’t come close to that figure.
Among the array of modifications (not an actual array, although that would indeed be impressive), the EarthCruiser Hummer has been equipped with a 6kWh 12V leisure battery. This battery works in tandem with a 605W solar charger situated on the roof, offering up to seven days of self-sufficient electricity for off-the-grid adventures. After all, why should you be without a freezer when exploring the great outdoors?
Within the interior, you’ll find a generously proportioned double bed, a sink, an induction hob, and a 51-liter water reservoir (the wastewater container, however, has a capacity of only 26 liters, encouraging ample hydration or effective use of either the indoor or outdoor shower alternatives). Even a collapsible toilet is included on board, and EarthCruiser emphasizes meticulous consideration for “purposeful” storage spaces within the Hummer. Although, considering the vehicle’s vast size, the planning likely didn’t take too extensive.
In any case, the well-insulated pop-up roof is crafted to accommodate year-round utilization, potentially serving as supplementary space for family gatherings during the festive season, if you happen to have one in your driveway.
Looking to infuse your summer escape with electric power? GMC has indicated that the ‘upfit’ will be accessible to purchasers of their Hummer EV Pickup at some juncture in 2024. At the very least, the new Hummer presents a substantial interim solution while we anticipate the arrival of Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. Buzz tailored for California.