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Polaris RANGER EV Review

Polaris RANGER EV Review

Polaris RANGER EV

Polaris RANGER EV

Polaris RANGER EV Product Overview:

The 2010 Polaris RANGER® EV Electric-Powered Side-By-Side is the leader of the electric mid-sized side by side class. This clean & quiet vehicle dominates the competition with its unmatched ride, 25 MPH  top speed, and 50-mile Range — making it the perfect mid-sized electric side by side for farming, ranching, hunting, and recreational riding. Key features are:

  • 30 HP 48-Volt High-Efficiency AC-Inducted Electric Motor
  • Smooth Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)
  • Mid-Sized Design – Fits In A Full-Size Pickup
  • Plug Recharge With Standard 110v AC Outlet

The midsize RANGER 400 and the RANGEREV both share the same, smaller, two-seat chassis, that fits in the back of a pickup truck, with many of the hardest working, smoothest riding features of their full-sized counterparts: On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, heavy duty front end protection, high ground clearance and the longest suspension travel in their class.

The RANGER EV features the largest battery pack in the industry (11.5 kilowatts) and has the longest range of any electric Midsize. Built for clean and quiet operation, and full of hardest working, smoothest riding features, the

RANGER EV is perfect for hunters and homeowners with acreage. With its 30 horsepower electric motor, 35-45 mile range, 25 mph top speed and two hours of riding time between charges, the RANGER EV will transport hunters and their gear to and from their hunting site with fewer disturbances to game. The unit also features a three modes; High for speed, Low for towing and hauling, and Max for maximum range. For harsh terrain, such as muddy fields on the way to fix the fence or trails full of rocks and stumps leading to the tree stand, the RANGER EV features On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive. For more sensitive terrains and a better turning radius,RANGER EV has VersaTrac with one-wheel, rear-wheel drive to prevent damage and also better navigate tight areas often encountered in the woods.

The RANGER EV has a 500 lb. Lock & Ride cargo box with 1,250 lb. towing and 1,000 lb. total payload making hauling hunting gear or game a breeze; and the model’s exclusive 48-volt, AC Induction motor provides high performance with low maintenance and can be charged using a standard 110 vac outlet. For quick charges between rides, PURE Polaris is offering a quick charge kit for RANGER400 to get you back on the trails.

The RANGER EV has an MSRP of $10,699 (U.S.).

Review:

Polaris Ranger EV Charging Plug

The pigtail for charging the Polaris Ranger EV is in the glove compartment.  Make sure the key is OFF, then just plug it into any 110 vac outlet and you are done. The Charge Status Indicator located on the dash will blink to show current status.

  • Solid Green – Charging  complete

  • Fast Flash Green – Less than 80% charge is completed

  • Slow Flash Green – More than 80% charge is completed

  • Flashing Amber – Power mode is reduced. Charging error (low AC voltage or high internal charger temperature exists).

  • Flashing Red – Charger Error. Reset charger power.

Polaris RANGER EV Batteries

Power for the Ranger EV comes from eight batteries that are mounted below the seat.

Polaris RANGER EV Dash

The Ranger EV Dash does not include a speedometer or odometer.

Polaris RANGER EV with "Turf Mode"

The Ranger EV comes with three different traction modes: one-wheel drive, two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.  One-wheel drive is also known as “turf mode” where the rear differential is unlocked.  This is a great feature that allows you to drive on lawns without tearing it up.  It is also nice for maneuvering in tight places since the turning radius is less. I wish all UTVs had this feature.

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Polaris RANGER EV Specifications:

  2010 Ranger EV
Performance  
Motor configuration Single 48 Volt, High Efficiency, AC Induction motor
Motor peak HP 30hp
Controller 650 – Amp Sevcon Gen IV controller with multi-mode driving and regenerative braking
Battery Pack 11.7kW battery pack at 48V DC; Eight 12-volt US12VXC batteries in series-parallel configuration
Top speed 25 MPH
Range 50 miles.   *Range is in ‘Max Range’ driving mode, flat ground and may vary depending on driving conditions
Throttle Redundant, Non-contact, inductive sensing pedal
Onboard Charger Delta Q 120-volt AC input; 48-volt DC output
Charge Time 8 hours (Dependent on depth of discharge)
Drivetrain  
Transmission Direct Drive motor to Transaxle with low noise gears
Drive On Demand AWD, 2WD, Turf Mode
Suspension  
Front Suspension Independent Macpherson Struts with 8″ Travel
Rear Suspension Dual A-Arm with 9″ Travel
Tires  25×9-12 Carlisle All Trail II
Features  
Cup Holders Dual cup holders
Indicator Panel Indicates Directional Selection, Park Brake, and Motor or Controller malfunction
Charge Meter Indicates battery charge remaining (Digital)
Hour Meter Indicates cumulative hours on vehicle (Digital)
Auxiliary Power 12 volt accessory outlet
Passenger Restraints Automotive-Style 3-Point Seat belts
Multi-Mode Switch Three Operating Modes – L (Low), M (Max Range),              H (High)
Lighting Dual 50 watt headlights, Tail Lights, and Brake Lights
Storage Glove box
Dimensions  
Wheelbase 72″ (182.9 cm)
Turning Radius 150″ (381.0 cm)
Dry Weight 1700 lbs.
Ground Clearance 10″
Length/Width/Height 108″x56.5″x73″
Brakes 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc
w/Dual Bore Front Calipers
Parking Brake Dash-mounted; Lever activated mechanical parking brake
Load Capacity  
Box Dimension/Capacity L-37″ X W-51″ X H-11″ (94.0 X 129.5 X 27.9 cm) /    500 lbs
Payload Capacity 1000 lbs.
Hitch Tow Capacity 1250 lbs.
Cargo System Lock & Ride
Seating  2
Skid Plate Plastic

Manufacturer Info:

Polaris Industries, Inc.
2100 Highway 55
Medina, MN 55340
(763) 417-8650

Website: Polaris Industries

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