Polaris EV LSV, Speed is Over Rated
But, in the end, is not the speed that matters. The EV LSV is built as an electric off-roader, with a 1,000-pound payload capacity, 1,250 lbs. of towing and On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive.
Power for the tiny off-roader, which is based on the Ranger EV platform, comes from a 30 hp 48-volt, AC Induction electric motor and a battery pack which gives it a range of 50 miles (80 km) – still, according to Polaris, the range can be influenced by driving mode, flat ground and driving conditions.
The Polaris features three operating modes, for different uses: High for speed, Low for towing and hauling, and Max for maximum range. The battery can be recharged via a 110 volt AC outlet.
“We are excited to introduce the Polaris EV LSV to the military market,” Mark McCormick, managing director of Polaris Defense said in a release. “The features and superiority of our product will greatly benefit applications that require vehicles with on and off-road capabilities.”
According to Polaris, which also manufactures Victory Motorcycles, snowmobiles and ATVs, the EV LSV will be "the most-capable LSV available for military use".