With the promise of developing electric off-road vehicles and electric vehicle control systems, the New Brunswick-based firm managed to raise over $5,000,000 in funding and has built a high-end overlanding vehicle called Adventure 1, which they present as the world’s first electric adventure UTV, “a fully integrated electric Off-Road Recreational Vehicle. [...] Your specialty tool built purely for your off-road mission.”
Designed to bring overland experiences to UTV-specific destinations, the Adventure 1 is fitted with Potential Motors’ proprietary Off-Road OS vehicle control system. It measures 178 inches (4.5 meters) in length, 64 inches (162 cm) in width, and features a 105-inch (266-cm) wheelbase, which means it can seamlessly squeeze onto smaller ATV trails that are normally inaccessible to traditional overland trucks or SUVs.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the above measurements mean it won’t offer enough space inside. The company says the cabin will have 2,550 liters of dry interior volume, so adventurers out there will have plenty of space to store gear and equipment. There is also an integrated rack on the roof, offering additional storage space.
Actually, the Adventure 1 comes with a modular design, with an integrated full-size bed, a slide-out kitchen, as well as various gear lockers. The deployable full-size bed will be installed into a waterproof, dustproof compartment and can comfortably sleep two adults.
You really don’t have to worry about space, as you’ll be able to carry enough tools, toys, and even pets with you. If you remove the kitchen module, you’ll be able to put two full-sized dirt bikes behind the rear seats.
Speaking of the kitchen, though small, it does include everything you’d need on your adventures, such as a 2-burner propane stove, fridge, accessories and utensils, water storage, and even a sink. See, you won’t be caffeine-deprived even if you decide to spend the night in the middle of nowhere.
As for the vehicle’s range, the company promises the battery pack will provide adventurers with a true off-road range of around 100 miles (160 km). Moreover, the Adventure 1 overlander comes with an integrated emergency backup charger that uses the propane for cooking and heating to recharge the vehicle if needed.
Potential Motors’ proprietary Off-Road OS will read the terrain you decide to tackle and feed information back to the ECU in real time to ensure a seamless, optimized driving experience on any terrain.
That is not all, though. The list of perks continues with Adventure 1’s ability to act as a flat-towable trailer or basecamp. And given that it comes with tow-charging capabilities, it will be ready to be driven the moment you hit the off-road trails.
Scheduled for release this fall, the Potential Motors Electric Adventure 1 UTV will be available from $136,000. If it piqued your interest, the company is already taking preorders, requiring a $1,000 deposit.