It is camping, but not as we know it.
Future Tesla Cybertruck owners have the opportunity to turn their vehicles into micro-homes on wheels, thanks to an incredible accessory. Although it is not cheap.
American company Form Camper has designed a £ 51,824 ($ 69,500) fully removable accessory for Musk’s much-hyped van that is equipped with a shower, double bed, kitchen and living room.
Future Tesla Cybertruck owners have the chance to turn their vehicles into micro-homes on wheels thanks to an incredible £ 51,824 ($ 69,500) accessory (pictured)
The camping accessory, called ‘Form’, fits into the truck bed of the Cybertruck and is completely removable.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk first introduced the Cybertruck in November 2019 and managed to break two of the vehicle’s ‘bulletproof’ windows during the launch event.
The prototype hit the streets of Manhattan in May of this year, prompting hundreds of New Yorkers to line up outside the Tesla showroom to take a look at it.
Last month, addressing shareholders at Tesla’s annual meeting, Musk said the vehicle will enter ‘volume production’ in 2023, rather than 2022, as originally predicted.
Musk said that “ various shortages in the supply chain ” were the cause of the delay, with prices set between £ 29,839 ($ 40,000) and £ 52,225 ($ 70,000) in the US.
The body of the fully electric truck is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car that Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design is inspired by the Blade Runner, Mad Max, Back to the Future and Alien vehicles.
The camping accessory, called ‘Form’, and the brainchild of a group of California industrial designers and engineers, is designed to fit into the truck bed of the Cybertruck, folding up until activated.
Nylon tent canopies emerge from both sides of the vehicle, creating a porch space.
The creators describe the attachment as a ‘modern stress-free caravan’, adding that ‘Form is spacious, lightweight and solar powered’
A render design video shows the attachment opening and extending from the truck bed. Nylon tent canopies emerge from both sides of the vehicle, creating a porch space.
Inside, the bed, which is equipped with a hidden storage space, can be converted into a single or a double depending on the whims of the user. Campers sleep on a memory foam mattress under a vaulted ceiling.
The caravan has a Nebia shower and a compact cassette toilet, which has a portable tank. The bathroom space is separated from the rest of the caravan by a curtain and, when not in use, the bathroom area turns into a padded bench.
Campers can sleep on a memory foam mattress and lie under the vaulted ‘Form’ ceiling
The bed, which is equipped with a hidden storage space, can be converted into a single or a double according to the whims of the user.
The caravan has a Nebia shower and a compact cassette toilet, which has a portable tank.
The bathroom space is separated from the rest of the caravan by a curtain and, when not in use, the bathroom area transforms into a padded bench.
Within the attached ‘Form’, campers can make use of the Dometic refrigerator (pictured left)
For dining, campers can use the Dometic stove and refrigerator and “high-end cookware” in the kitchen space.
Part of the kitchen is external, with a sink and cutlery drawer under the awning, and a folding chair and table have been incorporated into the furniture.
Solar panels are integrated into the design and offer 400 watts of power. Overall, the camper has 71 square feet (6.7 square meters) of floor space, 38 square feet (3.5 square meters) of which is level with the truck bed.
According to its manufacturers, it will have a dry weight of about 1,000 pounds (454 kilos), which will affect the truck’s range by less than five percent.
Part of the kitchen (in the photo) is external, with a sink and a cutlery drawer under the awning.
A folding chair and table have been incorporated into the Form Camper accessory furniture.
Not only is the accessory compatible with Cybertruck, it is designed to work with most trucks, such as the Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado.
The company describes the accessory as a ‘modern stress-free caravan’, adding that the ‘Form is spacious, lightweight and runs on solar energy’.
The design idea came a year before Musk first introduced the Cybertruck.
the Form Camper The creators bought a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and began to imagine how they could transform it into a motorhome.
Form Camper tells MailOnline Travel: ‘This process gave us an idea of the great possibilities of what a camper could be.
Crowds of New Yorkers gathered at the Tesla showroom in Manhattan earlier this year to see the Cybertruck prototype.
Part of the Cybertruck design is inspired by the Blade Runner, Mad Max, Back to the Future, and Alien vehicles.
Musk managed to break two of the vehicle’s ‘bulletproof’ windows during the 2019 launch event
Sprinter camper vans generally cost more than six figures, and unless you’re ready to live out of your truck more permanently, most of them end up being used on a limited basis.
“That made us think there were opportunities to modernize and make the camper experience more flexible and enjoyable.”
The ‘Form’ attachments will be sent directly to buyers’ homes. Form Camper predicts that the first models will ship ‘in the second half of 2022’.
In April, founders Lance King and Bill French unveiled the ‘CyberLandr’ (pictured above)
Pictured is the CyberLandr kitchen, which features underfloor heating and a sink with a voice-controlled faucet.
The ‘Form’ isn’t the only accessory that sets out to give the Cybertruck a camping touch. In April, founders Lance King and Bill French unveiled the ‘CyberLandr’.
This is a non-removable accessory, installed in the truck bed. The layout features underfloor heating, WiFi, and a sink with a voice-controlled faucet.
Elon Musk seems to approve: in July, he tweeted that it was ‘cool’.