A camping Musk-have! $69,500 attachment turns a Tesla Cybertruck into a micro-home, complete with a shower, double bed, kitchen and living area
By Ailbhe Macmahon For Mailonline
It's camping, but not as we know it.
Future Tesla Cybertruck owners have the chance to turn their vehicles into micro-homes on wheels, thanks to an amazing attachment. Though it doesn't come cheap.
U.S company Form Camper has designed a fully detachable £51,824 ($69,500) accessory for Mr Musk's much-hyped truck that's equipped with a shower, a double bed, a kitchen and a living area.
Future Tesla Cybertruck owners have the chance to turn their vehicles into micro-homes on wheels thanks to an amazing £51,824 ($69,500) attachment (pictured)
The camping attachment, called 'Form', slots into the truck bed of the Cybertruck - and is fully detachable
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck for the first time in November 2019 and famously managed to shatter two of the vehicle's 'bulletproof' windows during the launch event.
The prototype hit the streets of Manhattan in May of this year, leading hundreds of New Yorkers to line up outside the Tesla showroom to catch a rare glimpse of it.
Last month, addressing shareholders at Tesla's annual meeting, Musk said the vehicle will go into 'volume production' in 2023, rather than in 2022, as originally predicted.Share1.9k shares
Musk said that 'several supply chain shortages' were the cause behind the delay, with prices set for around £29,839 ($40,000) to £52,225 ($70,000) in the US.
The all-electric truck's body is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design pulls inspiration from vehicles in Blade Runner, Mad Max, Back to the Future and Alien.
The camping accessory, called ‘Form’ - and the brainchild of a group of industrial designers and engineers from California - is designed to slot into the truck bed of the Cybertruck, folding away until it's activated.
Tent-like nylon awnings emerge from either side of the vehicle, creating a porch space
The creators describe the attachment as a ‘modern-day stress-free camper’, adding that ‘Form is spacious, lightweight, and solar powered’
A rendered video of the design shows the attachment opening up and extending out from the bed of the truck. Tent-like nylon awnings emerge from either side of the vehicle, creating a porch space.
Inside, the bed - which is fitted with hidden storage space - can be turned into a single or a double depending on the user’s whims. Campers sleep on a memory foam mattress, lying under a vaulted ceiling.
The camper features a Nebia shower and a compact cassette toilet, which has a portable tank. The toilet space is separated from the rest of the camper by a curtain, and, when not in use, the toilet area is turned into a cushioned bench.
Campers can sleep on a memory foam mattress and lie under the 'Form' vaulted ceiling
The bed - which is fitted with hidden storage space - can be turned into a single or a double depending on the user’s whims
The camper features a Nebia shower and a compact cassette toilet, which has a portable tank
The toilet space is separated from the rest of the camper by a curtain and, when not in use, the toilet area transforms into a cushioned bench
Inside the 'Form' attachment, campers can avail themselves of the Dometic fridge (pictured on the left)
For dining, campers can avail themselves of the Dometic fridge and stove and the ‘high-end cookware’ in the kitchen space.
Part of the kitchen is external, with a sink and cutlery drawer sitting under the awning, and a foldaway chair and table have been built into the furnishings.
Solar panels are built into the design, offering 400 watts of power. Overall, the camper has 71 sq ft (6.7 m sq) of floor space - 38 sq ft (3.5 m sq) of which is at the level of the truck bed.
According to its makers, it will have a dry weight of approximately 1,000lbs (454 kilos), which will impact the range of the truck by less than five per cent.
Part of the kitchen (pictured) is external, with a sink and cutlery drawer sitting under the awning
A foldaway chair and table have been built into the furnishings in the Form Camper attachment
The attachment isn’t just compatible with the Cybertruck – it’s designed to work with the majority of pick-up trucks, such as the Ford F-150 or the Chevrolet Silverado.
The company describes the attachment as a ‘modern-day stress-free camper’, adding that the ‘Form is spacious, lightweight, and solar powered’.
The idea for the design came one year before Musk first unveiled the Cybertruck.
The Form Camper creators acquired a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and started imagining how they could transform it into a motorhome.
Form Camper tells MailOnline Travel: ‘This process gave us insight into the great possibilities of what a camper could be.
Crowds of New Yorkers gathered in the Tesla showroom in Manhattan earlier this year to see the Cybertruck prototype
Part of the Cybertruck design pulls inspiration from vehicles in Blade Runner, Mad Max, Back to the Future and Alien
Musk famously managed to shatter two of the vehicle's 'bulletproof' windows during the 2019 launch event
‘Sprinter camper vans generally cost well over six figures and unless you're ready to live out of your van on a more permanent basis, most of them end up being used in limited ways.
'That got us thinking that there were opportunities to modernize and make the camper experience more flexible and enjoyable.’
The 'Form' attachments will be shipped directly to buyers' homes. Form Camper predicts the first models will be shipped 'in the latter half of 2022'.
In April, the 'CyberLandr’ (pictured above) was unveiled by founders Lance King and Bill French
Pictured is the kitchen in the CyberLandr, which features underfloor heating and a sink with a voice-controlled tap
The ‘Form’ isn’t the only attachment that sets out to give the Cybertruck a camping twist. In April, the 'CyberLandr’ was unveiled by founders Lance King and Bill French.
This is a non-detachable attachment, installed in the truck bed. The design features underfloor heating, WiFi and a sink with a voice-controlled tap.
Elon Musk seems to approve - in July, he tweeted that it was 'cool'.Read more:
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