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The Ranger EV Li-Ion — Polaris Reveals First All-New EV Since Buying Brammo

Originally published on EV Obsession.

Following the acquisition earlier this year of the electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo by Polaris, the company has finally gotten around to revealing its first all-new electric vehicle (building on/utilizing acquired technologies). That vehicle is the Ranger EV Lithium-Ion Polaris Pursuit Camo. (Good name, eh? /s)

The reference above to “first all-new” is with regard to the Empulse TT, which is essentially just a rebranding of Brammo’s Empulse R, and was released by the Polaris brand Victory in recent days.

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It’s got quite a look to it, doesn’t it? Performance seems to be pretty notable for the vehicle type as well, with a towing capacity of 1500 lbs and a payload capacity of 1000 lbs.

Electrek provides more:

Polaris was already offering electric off-road vehicles, but equipped with lead-acid batteries. The Ranger EV Li-Ion is powered by Brammo’s Li-Ion drivetrain — allowing for a range of “up to 50 miles”.

The 462 lbs vehicle has a 1500 lbs towing capacity and is capable of carrying a total payload of 1000 lbs. Of course, any payload will affect the range, hence why the company advertising the range as “up to 50 miles”. It’s not cheap. The vehicle starts at $22,999 or about twice as much as its lead-acid battery-powered counterpart. Polaris says it will be available in the US starting next month.

No argument there — $23,000 certainly isn’t cheap for what’s on offer. Though one can certainly see how there’s a market there — there are potential uses for such vehicles, after all, and presumably there are those who would prefer a quieter ride than a gas-powered version of such vehicles provide.

Image Credit: Polaris

 

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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