EarthCruiser is expanding into overlanding products specifically for electric vehicles. This includes the official launch of a pre-order deposit program for slide-in campers engineered for the next generation of EV trucks.
EarthCruiser’s innovation division, ECI (EarthCruiser Innovations), is currently developing products for the electrification of overlanding, including the slide-in truck camper for domestic EV trucks. ECI is in collaboration with domestic automotive manufacturers and says it looks forward to expanding that division of the company. Additional details will be announced at future dates in 2023, the company says.
“There are many similarities with our current EarthCruiser habitat and one that would be required to function with an electric platform,” said Lance Gillies, founder of EarthCruiser. “It’s critical to maximize efficiency in order to allow vehicles to go further. Managing limited storable onboard energy capacity, operating within an acceptable range envelope and staying safe and comfortable is the essence of an overlanding vehicle and we have been doing that for years. EarthCruiser is extremely good at energy efficiency and the amount of energy required to move an EC down a road is significantly less than our competitors.”
The company is currently asking customers to place a refundable $100 deposit to reserve an EarthCruiser slide-in camper.
The company adds that the camper will work just as well with internal combustion engine vehicles. When customers are ready to transition to EV, the camper will be ready for life on the back of an EV after a few software updates.