The First-of-Its-Kind Charger To Power UTVs in Michigan

The charger network will support around 100 miles of trails in Michigan.

You can also rent an electric UTV from Polaris’ locations in the region.Polaris Off-Road

Fans of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, or the U.P., know that it’s an amazing place for all sorts of outdoor activities, including UTV trail riding. To help more people hit the trails in electric UTVs, Polaris has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to launch the first electric charging network for outdoor vehicles.

The network will support around 100 miles of trails on the peninsula and use solar energy and 120kWh of storage to provide charging capabilities. Polaris said the system can work on- or off-grid, giving it flexible placement abilities. The company received a Mobility Public-Private Partnership and Programming grant from the state, which provided funding for the project.

At the same time, Polaris is offering Ranger XP Kinetic rentals on the Upper Peninsula’s Pioneer ORV Trail through the Polaris Adventures Outfitter and Hamilton’s North Coast Adventures. The electric UTV offers 110 hp and 140 pounds of torque, along with 14 inches of ground clearance and a 2,500-pound towing capacity. Vice President of Polaris Experience Gray Rentz said: “Polaris Adventures was started with the goal of helping more people experience powersports and discover new ways to enjoy the outdoors, and this launch of our first electric off-road vehicle rental experience in the country will continue to do just that.”

Curious about the Ranger Kinetic? Check out our video on the machine below:

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