Electric cars are no longer a novelty but while you can already find some all-electric side-by-sides to check out, Polaris has come up with one of the most advanced which is worthy of everyone’s attention. The 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic didn’t want to just follow suit on what the other electric vehicles were doing, and decided to raise the bar higher for the competition.
While it’s true that Polaris is already offering an EV Ranger set up for 2022, this is something else. The standard electric Ranger offers 30 horsepower, with a payload capacity of 1,000 pounds and the ability to tow up to 1,500 pounds. This ain’t too different when compared to the gas-powered Ranger 500 with its identical towing specs and only slightly higher 32 hp.
But if you thought that the same would be said for the 2023 electric Ranger, then you’d be surprised. We thought that the Ranger 1000 was the most impressive Ranger with its 999cc two-cylinder engine, 82 hp, and 62 lb-ft of torque… then we met the 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic.
The 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic Specs
This all-electric beast boasts a stunning 110 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque! And that’s in addition to the similar towing capacity and payload of its gas-powered equivalent (up to 2,500 pounds for towing and a payload of 1,250 pounds).
But now, the question that everyone asks when it comes to electric vehicles… how far can it go? Don’t worry, Polaris thought this through and offers two versions of its new electric side-by-side which suit the different needs of its drivers. The Premium can get you up to 45 miles with its 14.9 kWh lithium-ion battery while the Ultimate gets you as far as 80 miles with its 29.9 kWh battery.
Up next, there is obviously the question of how quickly these bad boys can charge. Both the Premium and Ultimate can charge from 120-volt and 240-volt outlets, which would take about 5 hours for a full charge from zero. However, Polaris offers an accessory charger that can boost their capability and allows them to charge in as little as 2 and a half hours for a full charge.
Ultimately, this all-electric Polaris Ranger is similar to its gasoline brothers in terms of parts, as such it wouldn’t require you to go far to try and find the right replacement if needed. At the same time, since it has fewer moving parts, it’s ensured to be cheaper to maintain. Even though, you obviously also have to count the initial price tag of $24,999 for the Premium and $29,999 for the Ultimate.
Whether you’re happy sticking to your gasoline truck or thinking of going electric, it’s always good to make sure that your front & rear are protected from anything that the road could have in store for you. For this, a bumper is an essential companion for many trips, and you can check out our Ultimate Bumper Guide to get an idea of which Type of Bumper is best for your truck. When you’re ready to get one or wish to get advice from our customer service team, contact us either via live chat or by calling us on 281-404-2124.