The Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic is the perfect ride for adventurers who care about the planet

Time to go green?
by Drei Laurel | Dec 3, 2021
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Taking on the great outdoors on four wheels is fun and all, but there is a wee bit of irony in enjoying all that nature while operating a gas-guzzling truck or SUV. It’s definitely something to think about.

If the off-road adventurer in you is suddenly becoming conscious about your pastime’s impact on the environment, perhaps it’s time to swap that full-sized whatever with a V6 in favor of something smaller—maybe even something electric?

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The Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic is a vehicle that provides both of these qualities. It’s an off-road utility terrain vehicle (UTV), so its footprint is considerably smaller than that of a regular 4x4, and it runs on a lithium-ion battery as well.

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Units come with an electric motor that does 110hp and up to 190Nm of instantaneous torque. The base model packs a 14.9kWh battery with a maximum range of 72km, while the top-spec Ultimate variant can run for 129km using its 29.8kWh battery.

Standard across the lineup are 14-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, LED headlights, a full-body skid plate, and a bumper featuring an integrated winch and plow mounts. Three drive modes are also available: Eco+, Standard, and Sport. Exclusive to Ultimate units, though, are a faster 6kW onboard charger and a nice seven-inch display.

Prices for this thing start at $24,999 (around P1.26 million). Yes, for that price you can get a more capable off-road companion that feeds on regular fuel instead. But hey, if you’re beginning to feel a bit for the environment, maybe spending a slight premium to keep your conscience clean might be worth it.

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