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Polaris Alabama ships first all-electric, ATV Ranger XP Kinetic

HUNTSVILLE – Polaris will be shipping the first of its all-new electric Ranger XP Kinetic vehicles from its Huntsville manufacturing plant this week.

Polaris manufactures the fully electric vehicle at the more than 900,000 square-foot plant in Huntsville. The company said this week it plans to take additional orders on the Ranger this summer.

The Ranger XP Kinetic features an all-electric powertrain and is engineered for off-road use through Polaris’ exclusive 10-year partnership with Zero Motorcycles, the company said.

Polaris employees at the Huntsville plant assembling a Ranger XP Kinetic. (Polaris Industries Inc. contributed)

“Since announcing our electrification efforts and partnership with Zero Motorcycles, it has been major milestone moments like today’s announcement that have motivated and driven our team to engineer and deliver category-redefining powersports vehicles,” said Steve Menneto, president of Off Road, Polaris. “The Ranger XP Kinetic demonstrates the game-changing performance advantages that an electric powertrain can provide, and we look forward to getting these vehicles into the hands of our dealers and consumers across the country.”

Josh Hermes, vice president of Electric Vehicles for Off Road, Polaris, said they knew there would be interest for a performance-driven electric Ranger, but selling out two hours after opening their initial order window exceeded expectations.

“Customers who ordered an XP Kinetic are going to experience firsthand the benefits that electric offers,” Hermes said. “We will provide even more people with the opportunity to own the industry’s best-performing off-road utility vehicle when we take additional customer and dealer orders this summer.”

With 110 horsepower and 140 pounds per foot of instant torque, Polaris said the Ranger XP Kinetic  delivers maximum power and capability, including the ability to effortlessly tow up to 2,500 pounds and haul an industry-best 1,250 pounds.

The quiet-running 2023 Ranger XP Kinetic models are equipped with Ride Command +, which offers remote vehicle location services, battery status monitoring, enhanced group ride tracking, and more.

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