Just like there isn't any rest for the wicked, there doesn't seem to be any for the creative type, either. Last month, Colorado Teardrops announced two new models for the same niche of the market, which are the first two entries in the Electric Classics, or EC, lineup. As the name implies, they're designed specifically for EV towing, promising a reduced impact on range and the ability to power up the towing vehicle while in motion. But these trailers are also designed to be useful when parked since they can power up the home or double as a storage bank.
Like The Boulder, the two EC models boast an aerodynamic design that reduces drag when towing so as to minimize impact on the electric tow vehicle. The EC-2 is a 2-person teardrop trailer based on the Canyonland model, while the EC-4 is the larger version, based on the Mt. Massive model, and offering sleeping for four people. Both trailers are built around a queen-size mattress, with the difference being that the four-person model adds two bunk beds on either side.
The EC trailers have an aluminum cabin frame with aluminum skin over natural interiors and are "built to last a lifetime." Keep that last part in mind for when we get to pricing. Colorado Teardrops makes a point of not including any plastics inside, so everything from the cabinetry, shelves, and the walls themselves are made out of maple or hardwood laminates for a cozier and eco-friendlier habitat. It's a good-looking compact home on wheels, too.
The galley is in the tailgate, with ample space to include everything from a cooktop to an icebox, sink, and additional storage in lockable boxes. Like in a classic teardrop, you get a couple of LED lights for at-night visibility and the tailgate that offers extra protection from the elements.
That's what makes the EC models stand out, Colorado Teardrops says: the ability to use them as home power banks, whether to run appliances in your home in case of a power shortage or for storing home solar production. Of course, either EC model can also power the EV on the road back home, effectively cutting down on the range anxiety that is associated with EV ownership.
The EC-2 and EC-4 sit on 15-inch wheels clad in 27-inch tires, offering 17-inch clearance that makes them suitable for all-terrain use. They come rigged for solar, in case you're thinking of going off-grid for even longer stretches – but that comes with additional costs, of course.
The good news is that both the EC-2 and the EC-4 have an estimated delivery timeline set for June 2023. If you can afford to splash out on one, you'll be ready to hit the road this summer.