- GMC and EarthCruiser are working together to create an overlanding version of the Hummer EV pickup. They plan to reveal it as a concept late this summer.
- A teaser image shows a Hummer EV with a taller roof blanketed in solar panels, which should help the overlanding vehicle stay off the grid for longer periods of time.
- GMC claims a 329-mile range for the Hummer EV pickup, but the overlanding setup will add weight and is likely to drop that figure significantly.
UPDATE 8/4/23: GMC has released a second, far more revealing teaser image showing EarthCruiser’s upfitted version of the Hummer EV pickup. This overlanding package appears to incorporate a rig covering the roof and bed of the electric truck, with a pop-up rooftop tent and auxiliary lighting. We’ll see more when the full thing is revealed later this month.
GMC is teaming up with Oregon-based EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles—purveyor of burly all-terrain RVs—to create a special version of the Hummer EV pickup. The concept, set to be revealed late this summer, is meant to preview the future of overlanding, a hobby that combines off-roading and camping and has exploded in popularity in recent years. The concept is expected to lead to an overland upfit for the Hummer EV pickup that will eventually be available to customers.
The announcement of the collaboration was accompanied by a shadowy teaser image showing the Hummer EV concept from the side. The vehicle appears to have a higher roofline than the stock Hummer EV SUV, which is supposed to reach dealerships this spring. We can also spy several solar panels covering the roof, which should boost the overlanding Hummer’s range, allowing for more time off the grid. A protrusion along the side of the vehicle should also allow for more space in the back of the off-road camper.
Weight Should Be Impressive
While the Hummer EV certainly has the off-road chops to conquer challenging terrain, the biggest question surrounding this concept and its future production potential will be the driving range. The Hummer EV is already an incredibly heavy vehicle, with the pickup weighing in at 9640 pounds, and adding the overland setup will only increase the weight, in turn reducing the efficiency of the electric powertrain.
GMC estimates 329 miles of range, while a 2022 Hummer EV pickup traveled 290 miles in our 75-mph highway test. Hopefully GMC and EarthCruiser will be able to provide some answers when the concept is shown later this year.
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