There. Is. Nothing. Like. This. When you think of electric vehicles, you don’t associate the vehicle with power and serious performance. However, the world of electric vehicles is quickly changing. This is evident with the 2018 Nikola Zero Electric UTV. Nikola has produced a UTV with spunk that is blowing the competitors away. The four-seater Nikola Zero is an all-electric, 400-volt plug-in, o-road and potentially street ready vehicle.
2018 Nikola Zero Electric UTV Specifications
- 100 – 200 MILE RANGE
- 100% ELECTRIC DRIVE
- 400 VOLTS
- 555 HORSEPOWER
- 75 kWh , 100 kWh or 125 kWh BATTERY
- 4×4 ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
- 490 FT-LBS TORQUE
- INSTANT TORQUE IN <1 SEC
- 0-60 IN 3.9 SECONDS
- 2 YEAR WARRANTY
- 20” SUSPENSION
- 32” TIRES
- 14.5″ GROUND CLEARANCE
- OPTIONAL 10 DEGREE REAR STEERING
- IP67 WATERPROOF MOTOR & GEARBOX
- 10″ INFOTAINMENT & 7″ CLUSTER
When we say “serious power,” this is what we mean. The Zero is fully electric but has three times the horsepower. The 400-volt electric drivetrain delivers over 138HP per wheel. With instant horsepower, you can literally leave the competition in the dust. Isn’t that the whole purpose of off roading?’ What about torque? You get 1,222 ft.-lbs. of torque at each wheel, making that nearly 4,900 ft.lbs. of torque with the four wheels.
Are you ready to take the plunge? The Zero is the only UTV built that does not need air to breath or operate. With IP67 ratings on all parts, you can submerge your UTV in water and drive out. Nikola doesn’t necessarily recommend that you submerge the vehicle, but the waterproofing does gives you peace of mind when going through wet terrain. The safety features are pretty impressive also so be sure to check out the full specs on the Nikola website.
Are you ready to preorder? Hope you have deep pockets–the Zero is a bit pricey. Production begins in January 2018 and dealerships can begin reserving units at that time. Pricing BEGINS at $35,000.