Campers for Electric Vehicles
Want to take your EV on a camping adventure but are concerned it won’t be able to handle the trip? Don’t worry—EV-friendly camping is becoming increasingly popular and accessible, making it possible to enjoy nature without leaving your electric vehicle behind.
As the popularity of EVs grows, campgrounds and camping supply retailers have been working to accommodate the needs of EV campers. To start, many campgrounds have installed EV charging stations that provide a convenient place for campers to recharge their vehicles. Some even offer charging as part of their amenities. In addition to charging infrastructure, campgrounds are also making other accommodations for EV campers. For example, they may offer campsites with electrical hookups that are compatible with EV chargers, or they may provide information about nearby charging stations.
And, public-private partnerships are also making ev-friendly camping more accessible at national state parks. BMW North America donated 100 EV-Charging stations to popular national parks across the country in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Park Service; some of the parks in this program include the the Everglades National Park in Florida, the Cape Cod National Seashore and Grand Canyon National Park.
While it’s great news that campsites are becoming more accommodating to electric vehicles, EV owners are often challenged to find campers for their electric vehicles. They need EV-friendly camper trailers that won’t be too heavy and impact the performance of their vehicle. EVs are great towing vehicles because of their high-torque electric motors. Towing campers and trailers will impact vehicle range, so it is important to choose a camper or trailer that is designed or optimized to be towed by an electric vehicle or hybrid.
The SylvanSport GO camping trailer, with a dry weight of 840 lbs., is one of the lightest options available in the USA and Canada and is the perfect camper for your electric vehicle. EV owners appreciate the towability, efficiency, and performance this versatile EV camper trailer offers. It is the lightest, most spacious camper optimized for EVs and hybrids. GO is a comfy camper that is also a gear and toy hauler as well as a utility trailer. The GO has sleeping accommodations for four campers and includes a fold-down dining table as well.
SylvanSport offers a TraiLOFT micro camper as well: a 3-in-one product that weighs under 310 lbs. Designed for couples or solo campers, the TrailLOFT offers a rooftop tent, a mini camper, and a trailer that can be used without the tent. With the LOFT, the TraiLOFT can tow up to two bikes or kayaks. In “hauling mode,” with the LOFT removed, this trailer can tow up to four boats and bikes.
Camping with an EV is fun, and SylvanSport campers and trailers make it worry-free and easy. If you own an EV with a hitch, such as a Tesla, VW- ID, Ford – Lightning, Mach E, or a Mercedes-Benz EQS, our EV camper trailer will work for you. Our trailers are also generally compatible with the following models but you should always consult your owner’s manual to verify.
- Volvo Recharge
- Jaguar I-Pace
- Mini Electric
- Volkswagen ID.4
- BMW i4
- Kia EV6
- Polestar 2
- Hyundai Ioniq 5
- Hyundai Ioniq
- Porsche Taycan
- Audi etron
Note: consult your vehicle owner’s manual for specific towing guidance