EarthCruiser, a Bend-based business, wants to make camping a truly authentic and environmentally clean event for any vehicle, combustion engine, hybrid or electric.

Overland vehicles like the EarthCruiser EXP and FX models are taken around the world, said Lance Gillies, founder and CEO. First started in 2008 in Australia and brought to Bend in 2013, EarthCruiser vehicles are able to store and use solar power and now will be able to do so without losing any range or shortening of travel distance before needing to recharge, Gillies said.

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Suzanne Roig has been a reporter with The Bulletin since 2018 covering business and health in the region. When she's not working she enjoys taking her dog Pono out on hikes.

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