Boulder, Colorado-based company Colorado Teardrops has begun development on a new teardrop camper trailer intended specifically for EV owners.
The patent-pending trailer will be offered in three guises: a compact teardrop-style model known as The Boulder, a 17-foot version known as The Golden and a large 27-foot range-topper dubbed The Denver. All models will utilize an aerodynamic design intended to maximize the range of the EV that’s pulling it, along with an auxiliary battery pack that can be used to charge the tow vehicle. Colorado Teardrops says the battery capacity for the Boulder will sit at 75 kWh, while the Denver will offer up to 200 kWh. These onboard batteries will be so robust, in fact, that an EV with an estimated 300 miles of range would actually have a longer estimated range with the trailer attached, the company claims.
“These two new towable RV travel trailers are specifically designed for owners of electric cars and trucks and positioned to directly compete with the luxury RV travel-trailer industry,” the company said in a prepared statement. “The Boulder, The Golden and The Denver will all incorporate a similar aerodynamic shape to minimize air resistance around the camper, an essential step to maximize an EV’s towing range.”
Described as “luxury RV travel-trailer models,” the larger two of these EV-friendly campers will feature indoor kitchen galleys, bathrooms with showers and premium exterior and interior finishes. Reservations for The Boulder are being accepted for delivery in the first half of 2023, with the larger Golden and Colorado models set to arrive sometime thereafter. Current and future GM EV models that could tow these trailers include the Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV and Chevy Silverado EV, among others. Pricing has yet to be divulged, with the company only finishing Phase 1 of the development process in September.