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2010 Polaris Ranger 400 EV UTV

2010 Polaris Ranger 400 & Ranger EV UTV Test Ride Review

An industry first, the 2010 Polaris Ranger EV is powered by a 48 volt 11.7 kilowatt series parallel battery arrangement feeding an AC motor producing 30HP. The 1700 lb Ranger EV is capable of reaching 25 mph and has a max range of 50 miles on a single charge.

2010 Polaris Ranger 400 EV UTV

Under the bench seat of the Polaris Ranger EV is eight 12 Volt batteries in series-parallel configuration, which provides the EV enough juice for an absolute maximum of 50 miles on flat ground, but the average driver will more likely experience around 35 miles of usage between charges

When the need arises to charge the EV simply plug in the standard 110 volt cord stored in the glove box into any house hold power outlet and within a maximum of 8 hours the Ranger EV will be ready for use again.

2010 Polaris Ranger 400 EV UTV
2010 Polaris Ranger 400 EV UTV

Polaris Ranger EV charging cord is located in the glove box & the Delta Q 120-volt AC input; 48-volt DC output charger is located under the front hood, and there is room to add another charger to speed up the charge time

The standard equipped charging system is housed under the front hood and will replenish the batteries in 8 hours. There is also location provided under the hood for an optional secondary charger that will speed the charging time to 4 hours.

Polaris vehicles have long been known for their class leading suspension and ground clearance. Ranger 400 and Ranger EV also have best in class suspension with 8 inches of preload adjustable front wheel travel controlled by Polaris long trusted single a-arms and strut design.

2010 Polaris Ranger 400 EV UTV
2010 Polaris Ranger 400 EV UTV

The Ranger 400 & EV both have front & rear independent suspension systems, but due to its increased curb weight Ranger EV, it is equipped with dual piston front brake calipers as opposed to the single piston calipers found on the Ranger 400. Ranger EV also has stiffer front strut springs and larger tires (as shown above) to compensate for its increased weight and load carrying capacity.

The rear suspension is fully independent and has 9 inches of preload adjustable travel on both units along with 10 inches of ground clearance. All that suspension and ground clearance makes for a very smooth riding and capable UTV package.

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