Polaris Defense enters low-speed-vehicle market

  • 12-Jan-2010 03:16 EST
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The Polaris EV LSV is suitable for the military market as well as all federal government agencies.

Polaris Defense has introduced a new low-speed vehicle, the Polaris EV LSV, to the military market. Based off the Ranger EV (electric vehicle) platform, the Polaris EV LSV features a 30-hp (22-kW) electric motor and three modes: high for speed and performance, low for towing and hauling, and max for maximum range.

The LSV has a 50-mi (80-km) range and a 25-mph (40-km/h) top speed. Designed for on- and off-road use, the vehicle features on-demand all-wheel drive, with a 1000-lb (454-kg) payload capacity and 1250 lb (567 kg) of towing.

For ease in on-road use, the EV LSV features a horn, turn signals, an "automotive-quality" windshield, and rearview mirror. It has an exclusive 48-V ac induction motor, and the unit can be charged using a standard 110-V ac outlet.

Independent MacPherson struts with 8-in (203-mm) travel make up the front suspension, while the rear is a dual A-arm with 9-in (229-mm) travel. It will be available in red, green, or blue.

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