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Out of boredom i was browsing on the Polaris website and discovered the all new GEM eM1400, have a look, you might want one!

 

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I bet that it drives like a golf cart. Not to mention that it looks like one of those EVs that you see in airports.

I don't know, I am just not convinced that this thing will be as capable as something that is gas powered.
 

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Im quite convinced.
Yeah you're going to lose the whole experience of having a gasoline engine but this should still be just as good for work. It will have all the power you need and much sooner, more than a gasoline engine.
 

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Im quite convinced.
Yeah you're going to lose the whole experience of having a gasoline engine but this should still be just as good for work. It will have all the power you need and much sooner, more than a gasoline engine.
agreed, electric torque is instant. The only draw back is going to be range.
 

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If you guys haven't messed around with it's twin, the Ranger EV, you're missing out. It is an awesome little machine. Range is better than you'd think, and it will pull a house down.
 

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If you guys haven't messed around with it's twin, the Ranger EV, you're missing out. It is an awesome little machine. Range is better than you'd think, and it will pull a house down.
I haven't, I guess you have? Do you own one or did you just test drive it?
 

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Buddy has one in Mississippi. Did a few Turkey hunts with him and he LOVES his Ranger EV. It is downright sneaky when cruising around checking out his food plots. It is impressive.
 

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I am waiting for the day that the "hybrid" utv comes out. Since I mainly use mine for yard work and hunting. I would like the flexibility of having a 2-3 mile "quiet" mode that runs on battery and recharges when engine is running. That let's me use the fuel and engine to get close to where I want to be, but then can engage the electric motor to close in silently for the last 1/2 mile.

Since the other rangers use the CVT system, I can see this done as an opposing motor to the engine pulley, or an idler pulley in the cvt. When the motor is turned off, the electric can provide the power to the wheels in the transmission retaining the 4 wheel drive capability.

Our hunting consists of lots of traveling from place to place around farm fields that can be 1-5 miles from each stand. Then hunting for 30-45 minutes and then moving again. So this would be perfect for us.
 

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Seems like it would be easy to engineer in something with a CVT drive...

Wouldn't a battery system with useful range add considerable weight?
 
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