Electric vehicles have been unique for over 100 years. Thomas Edison predicted that the electric horseless carriage would replace the horse and buggy. Of course this was before Henry Ford came along and long before he could have imagined the interstate highway systems in the US propelled by President Eisenhower. Consider that in 1895 the first auto race in America was won by an electric vehicle, in 1895 the first US car dealer sold only electric vehicles, in 1900 electric cars outnumbered gas-powered cars nearly two to one and in 1908 Henry Ford buys wife, Clara, an electric vehicle.
Today electric powered UTVs (utility terrain vehicle) offer the user a unique off road experience. Unlike gas and diesel powered vehicles, there is no sound or smell. For the outdoorsman, hunter or anyone who appreciates the serenity the outdoors can offer, there is nothing like it.
The two most common questions about electric UTVs are about power and range. To the first point, the power generated by direct drive motors is outstanding. Think about a small hand held drill and the power the small motor has to turn the bit. Or the electric power of subways and airport trams – the torque will push you to the ground if you are not holding the rail. It is a smooth power and very efficient.