Posted on: February 4, 2021 Posted by: UTV Life Sport Comments: 1

Going electric has its advantages regardless of whether you utilize your utv for work or play. An electric utv has insignificant upkeep, barely any moving parts, and 100% force at 0 rpm! Electric 4×4 utv are the ideal workhorses with their refined 4wheel drive that makes them amazingly competent on off roads.

For over nine years ago, the off-road industry was beginning to seriously look at electric UTVs and ATVs. At that time, Polaris stood up as  the major  manufacturer of the first electric model, the Ranger EV. Eventhough, there were smaller companies with electric models that tried to introduce these vehicles to the market as well, they have all disappeared. But electric ATVs and UTVs aren’t dead.

That is why  we decided to assemble current electric UTVs that are available and put all of them in one article to give you a full picture. As a refresher, we will try to provide you with a brief backround, all the facts, and electric utv reviews you need that will help you to pick your perfect electric UTV.

Electric UTVs Pros and Cons

Benefits

  • Friendly to the environment (no contamination/no discharges)
  • Quiet (phenomenal for chasing)
  • Less maintenance costs (no oil changes, no flash attachments, no fuel channels)
  • Less parts that can be separated

Drawbacks

  • Higher starting prices
  • The batteries can add from 200 to300 additional lbs to the weight
  • Can’t travel significant distances because you can’t pack additional gas in comparison to gas UTVs.
  • Failure to handily charge it; when outdoors, multi roadtrips…
  • Increases travel anxiety

Electric UTV Cost

There’s no way we can deny the fact that electric UTVs cost more than gas UTVs models. Bare in mind that you will pay upwards of $3,000+ more for an electric model over a traditional gas model.

An Example of Cost Comparison between Gas / Electric UTVs

Polaris Ranger 500:  Gas – $9,500 /Electric – $12,500

John Deere TE/TS 4×2: Gas – $7,400 / Electric – $12,400

Best Electric UTVs

There are Sports and Utility Electric UTVs from different sources.

Electric utvs

ELECTRIC SPORT UTVs

NIKKOLA NZT

Nikkola’s NZT is accessible with up to 590 horsepower, engines at each wheel and no transmission. Other than that, the vehicle varies from 3300-to 5500-pound weight, and the most remarkable and best version comes with $61,900 value.The NZT is just accessible as a 4×4 electric utv (4 seats).

ELECTRIC UTILITY UTVs

HISUN SECTOR E1

Hisun Sector E1 is a very exceptional electric UTV at an extraordinary cost. It has a rooftop, windshield, winch, 14-inch aluminum wheels with 26-inch tires, side mirrors and a slant bed.

MASSIMO BUCK 60 E-GOLF

The 2WD Buck 60 E-Golf can be considered as a golf truck more than a typical UTV ,yet this well-equipped machine is ideal for travels of two or four on less harsh landscapes. It comes with a rooftop, windshield, blinkers, mirrors and aluminum wheels. The back seat is convertible as well.

POLARIS Electric RANGER EV

The Ranger EV is a side-by-side electric joining the familiar compact two seats Ranger platform and its comfortable long-travel suspension with electric power. Electric Ranger is perfect for hunters because of its Selectable 2WD/4WD with Turf mode that lets it go anywhere.

TEXTRON/ARCTIC CAT 4-PASSENGER PROWLER EV IS

The Prowler EV iS is perfect for impressive off-road capability because of its full-time 4WD and four-wheel independent suspension, it is 4×4 electric utv seats four with seats that are forward- and rearward-facing.

TEXTRON/ARCTIC CAT 4-PASSENGER PROWLER EV

The Prowler EV seats four (4×4 electric utv) and it can pull 400 pounds of stuff thanks to its fold-down cargo deck. Free front suspension and strong hub back suspension offer perfect security. The 4WD allows this vehicle to handle extreme territory.

INTIMIDATOR CLASSIC 48 VOLT ELECTRIC

Intimidator’s Classic 48 Volt electric UTV is based on three-seat just like its gas version. Autonomous front and back suspension give an agreeable ride. The shifting load bed can hold up to 700 pounds of materials.

A Comparison of Electric UTV Qualifications

   NIKKOLA NZT    HISUN SECTOR E1    MASSIMO BUCK 60 E-GOLF    POLARIS RANGER EV    PROWLER EV IS    PROWLER EV  INTIMIDATOR CLASSIC 48 VOLT
Motor type400V AC48V AC60V DC48V AC72V AC72V AC48V AC
Horsepower266–59030NA30383830
Top speed80 mphNANANA24.5 mph24.5 mph23 mph
Range90-150 miles42 milesNANANANANA
Charge time3-18 hours6–10 hoursNA6-8 hours8-12 hours8-12 hoursNA
Drive system2WD/4WD2WD/4WD2WD2WD/4WD/Turf4WD4WD2WD/4WD
Cargo capacityx500 lb.400 lb.500 lb.400 lb.400 lbs.700 lb.
Towing capacityx1500 lb.1000 lb.1500 lb.1000 lb.1000 lbs.1500 lb.
Front suspensiontravel Dual A-arm/20”travel Dual A-arm/7”travel Single A-arm/4”travel MacPherson strut/9”travel MacPherson strut/5”travel MacPherson strut/5”  travel Dual A-arm /10”
Rear suspensiontravel Dual A-arm/20”travel Dual A-arm/7”travel Dual A-arm/4”travel Dual A-arm/9”travel MacPherson strut/5”travel Solid axle/5”travel Dual A-arm /10”
Length/width/height151”/62”/74”110”X62”x73”105”X54”x73.5”110”X58”x73”111.8”X53”x76.8”111.8”X53”x76.8”113”X63”x78”
Tire sizesf/r 33×10-17/33×10-17f/r 26X9-14/26X11-14f/r 24X8-12/24X8-12f/r 25X9-12/25X9-12f/r 25X8-12/25X10-12f/r 25X8-12/25X10-12f/r27X10-14/ 27X12-14
Dry weight3300-5500 lb.2061 lb.1236 lb.1762 lb.1710 lbs.1685 lb.2069 lb.
Price$28,900–$61,900$10,999$6499$11,899$13,499$10,499$15,399

What to Search For in Your UTV

At the point when you consider purchasing an electric UTV, you should have some of the characteristics as a main priority starting from a specific brand to the need for a specific number of seats.

We presently have a lot of choices available, and any of the UTVs referenced previously deserve to be taken into consideration in case you want to move away from gas vehicles, regardless of whether a model isn’t on this rundown, you can still find extraordinary electric utv models to choose from.

Will Electric UTVs Become the Norm?

There is no doubt that Electric vehicles are filling in ubiquity constantly. Nowadays, that’s not restricted to traveler vehicles and business trucks, even UTVs are being remembered for this energizing excursion now.

Pushing toward an electric future can be more secure for drivers, travelers and most importantly the climate. People need to have alternatives in relation to their vehicle needs. Purchasers need a solid vehicle they can rely upon, and going electric can ensure that. Any of the choices we referenced here are extraordinary ones to consider

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  1. EV’s of any kind aren’t as “green” as everyone always claim. Ever wonder exactly what’s in those huge battery packs? How safe for the environment they are? What’s involved in their manufacture? And especially where the raw materials come from?

    Some battery materials can only be found in unique parts of the world, and getting them can involve strip-mining third-world countries.

    I’m a huge fan of electric vehicles, particularly off-road vehicles. The ability to stick an electric motor on each wheel is a major leap forward in off-road performance and capability by itself. Then there’s the sheer power available. Combine that with a lot less moving parts and the potential is incredible! And that’s just scratching the surface. You can potentially download a software update that gives your vehicle new features and capabilities that you’d usually only be able to get by purchasing a new vehicle.

    That said, battery technology is the weak link for now. And we need to be careful not to jump the gun by assuming that batteries are better for the environment than oil products.

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