Polaris’ new Ranger XP Kinetic is an all-electric side-by-side with a lot of horsepower

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The first vehicle to emerge from the collaboration between the Minneapolis-based company and Zero Motorcycles is the Ranger XP Kinetic.

Polaris is hoping that the electric Ranger will attract new customers to the world of power sports vehicles, which include ATVs, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, and heavy motorcycles. According to market researchers, the segment is expected to grow to over $12 billion by the year 2027. Polaris is hoping to expand its lineup of electric vehicles through its partnership with Zero Motorcycles.

Premium and Ultimate are the two trim levels.

The electric Ranger will be available in two trim levels, Premium and Ultimate, and will be priced at $24,999 and $29,999, respectively. The Ranger XP Kinetic will be the most powerful utility side-by-side it has ever produced, according to Polaris. That is 35 percent more power and two times more Torque than any other utility side-by-side on the market.

Unlike ATVs, which are recognizable for their straddle-seated position and handlebar steering, the UTVs are used more for work than recreation. The large, powerful vehicles are often used to haul equipment and supplies in locations that are impractical or impossible with a truck. They are called side-by-sides because they can accommodate both drivers and passengers.

The new Ranger has a towing capacity of up to 2,500 lbs and a hauling capacity of 1,250 lbs. The company has a gas-powered Ranger XP 1000 that starts at $18,799. The battery in an electric vehicle can be drained at a faster rate if it is towed.

Polaris is teaming up with Qmerit to help with home charging. The charging cable for the Ranger is Level 1 and Level 2 and allows you to charge from either a 120- or 240-volt plug.

The noise profile of the electric Ranger is being presented as a selling point.

Over time, farmers, hunters, and outdoorsy types will find that the Ranger XP Kinetic is a lightweight, versatile electric vehicle that they prefer over heavier, higher-profile EVs like the Ford F-150 Lightning. The Ranger won't be able to match the electric F-150's towing capacity and range, but it will handle a wide variety of tasks while taking up less space and costing less than Ford's upcoming EV.

The Ranger has two trim levels. The Ultimate trim has a 29.8kWh battery that can allow up to 80 miles of range, while the Premium trim has a 14.9kWh battery that can allow up to 45 miles. The seven-inch screen in the Ultimate trim is powered by Polaris connected vehicle software and dash-mounted speakers.

The noise profile of the electric Ranger is being presented as a selling point. The quiet-by-comparison electric motor will allow for stealthy hunting trips, quiet operation around horses, livestock and other animals, and property maintenance early in the morning without disturbing the neighbors or family.

Polaris Rangers are popular with agriculture workers and hunters and can be had for between $20,000 and $22,000. Customers may be willing to pay 25 percent more for their vehicle if there is a lack of engine noise.

Polaris is hoping that the 70 percent cheaper maintenance costs will convince its customers to pay more for its products. Polaris says that the electric Ranger doesn't need oil changes, filter replacements, spark plugs, or clutch maintenance.

There is a one-year factory warranty, three-year electric powertrain coverage, and five-year battery coverage on the Ranger XP Kinetic.

The Ranger XP Kinetic has been subjected to extreme conditions.

Polaris and Zero Motorcycles signed a 10-year agreement last year to produce a range of electric vehicles. The companies hope to take advantage of what they think is an overlooked market for electrification, starting with off-road vehicles and snowmobiles, with the ultimate goal to completelyelectrify Polaris' lineup by 2025.

Zero has established itself as a top-tier maker of electric motorcycles and has been described as the "Tesla of motorcycles". A number of models are priced between $10,000 and $17,000.

The electric Ranger is being designed and developed by Polaris and Zero at a facility in Wyoming, Minnesota, with manufacturing to take place at Polaris' facility in Alabama. The first vehicles are expected to be in showrooms early next year.