Overland-E saw the Tesla Cybertruck design and said “Hold my beer”. The startup just announced the release of Generation 2, their latest electric vehicle, which is a full electric off-roader with a 750 mile range on a single charge and the ability to drive anywhere.
According to the EV maker, two Generation 2 versions are in the works. One will be a street-legal vehicle with a polished cabin designed for city driving, while the other will be a tough off-roader designed for sand bashing through the desert.
The company believes that both Generation 2 prototypes will be completed by the end of 2022. The Overland-E Generation 2 EV’s aesthetic appearance is similar to to cars seen in films depicting a dystopian post-apocalyptic future.
The EV has a long front overhang and a curved hood. The long wheelbase and big tires demonstrate its capacity to go anywhere. The side profile is basic and tidy, and the cockpit looks to be bare bones, comparable to the Dakar rally vehicles.
Four LED spotter lamps on the top increase its use as an off-road vehicle. Despite being an electric vehicle, the Generation 2 has a jerrycan placed on the side profile. It also has a rear deck that readily accommodates four huge spare tires.
Overland-E previously produced the MK1, which was based on the chassis and engine of a Volkswagen Beetle. The company intends to begin manufacture of Generation 2 electric vehicles in June 2023. It will be produced in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
In terms of strategy, Arron Rawding, CEO of Overland-E, stated that the company is eager to sell cars in the B2B market, such as the military, but also wants to engage in motorsport, particularly in the United States, where desert racing is a popular sport.