Family-owned trailer company Colorado Teardrops may have solved electric vehicles‘ struggle to tow trailers over long distances by putting batteries in their new camper, the Boulder EV Adventure. Electric vehicles have long had a problem of dramatically lower range when towing heavy trailers, resulting in more recharge stops and an overall longer trip time that you wouldn’t get with a petrol-fuelled car. Electric vehicle range has been a common complaint about the eco-friendly alternative for years, exasperated even more when towing heavy cargo like a camper trailer.
That is where Colorado Teardrops comes in. As the name suggests the family-owned company constructs teardrop trailers and has been doing so since 2014. The company currently has six models of trailers available to purchase with varying sizes and prices starting at $16,000. The company also offers several upgrades for each of its products including stoves, solar panels, and wooden cabins. All of the company’s models are designed and constructed in Boulder Colorado, the new product’s namesake.
The Boulder teardrop camper is the latest addition to the company’s catalog and it has something very special for electric vehicle owners, boasting an extra 75 kWh of batteries built inside the trailer’s frame. This allows EVs to power up more frequently and quickly on camping trips adding an extra 100 miles to EV range in ten minutes of stationary charging, with an output of 60kWh. Electric cars that are compatible with the trailer include the Tesla Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge, and the Volkswagen ID.4.
Other features the Boulder will feature, according to its announcement video, include a spacious dining area, sizeable storage, insulated roofing, a fold-out bed as well as two bunk beds for more guests. The Boulder will also be available in four different color schemes, silver and black, red and silver, red, and blue. The gullwing doors allow for additional space outside of the camper, shielding travelers from the rain or snow, at least in part.
The base model Boulder measures in at 195″ and weighs roughly 1950 lbs with the 75 kWh batteries installed, meaning that it is light enough to be towed by smaller EVs. The release date for the fancy camper is slated for August 2022 with a regular listing price of $55,000. However, if you reserve the electric camper early you can gain access to several perks such as access to two free add-ons, an extended warranty, and up to $7,000 off the order.