Electric cars have unique characteristics that make them ideal camping companions.
By Tim Burrows
Wouldn’t it be great if your next camping trip included a tent with air conditioning and a heater? With a properly fitted EV, it’s now possible.
A company by the name of Napier in St.Catharines ON is distributing a tent designed to attach to among other things, a car’s open hatchback. I recently offered up my Model X for a few hours so they could test the ‘fit’ and take some photographs.
The quality was adequate to my eye… not super rugged but suitable for the casual camper.
It took a couple of people to set it up but it was incredibly windy and we were out in the open. I think under normal conditions, it would be quite easy to erect. The tent was designed for a pickup truck but fit reasonably well on my Model X. I suspect it would also fit and work nicely on a Model S (or any hatchback). Still needs a little adjustment to obtain a perfect seal on the Tesla and I believe they are going to address that.
I don’t see it having as much value on an internal combustion engine vehicle (think exhaust fumes) but on an EV you suddenly have A/C and heating!
While I’m personally a room service sort of guy, I could certainly see this setup being of interest to the casual camper wanting an extra level of comfort while enjoying the outdoors.
For more information visit http://napieroutdoors.com