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Cube Series selected Expion360, Inc. as the exclusive supplier of high-energy lithium-ion batteries and power system components for its new ultra-lightweight, hard-sided foldable camper for light-duty trucks.
Expion360’s 120-amp-hour e360 Li-ion batteries will provide Cube Series battery storage. Each camper can be equipped with up to three Expion360 batteries.
Expion360 will provide power system components in a customized package similar to its existing power bundles. The package includes all necessary accessories including the power control system, solar panel and controller, chargers, inverters, mounts, wires and fuses.
“We chose Expion360 because our new top-quality camper demands the most energy-dense, compact form factor and best power components available on the market today,” Cube Series President Rick Wise said. “We anticipate their superior performance batteries and exceptional engineering support will make their batteries a popular upgrade option.”
The e360 Li-ion batteries will power all the camper’s built-in electric-powered equipment, including the refrigerator, microwave, four plug-in power sockets and USB ports, a Thetford electric flushing cassette toilet, a 110-volt exterior outlet, three ceiling lights and a patio light, powered roof, optional air conditioner and a Shurflo fresh electric water pump.
Cube Series’ new camper will be compatible with the payload capacity of lightweight trucks such as the electric-powered Rivian R1T and sub-compact trucks such as the Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado and Ford Ranger.
Expion360 began shipping battery prototypes to Cube Series late last year and expects production shipments to begin in the second quarter of 2023. The lightweight camper is available to order today through more than 30 Cube Series dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.
“We welcome Cube Series to our growing family of exclusive OEM partners,” Expion360 CEO Brian Schaffner said. “We are pleased with the strong growth in our OEM partner program and see its continued success driven by our superior safety, quality and support.”