Nikola Motor Company has unveiled the Nikola Zero electric buggy. Yes, the same company that 4 months ago announced the Nikola One electric semi truck, that turn to be an extended range hydrogen truck.
The Nikola Zero is to be a four-motor all-wheel drive vehicle with a massive 72 kWh battery (instead of the 50 kWh hinted previously).
Range estimate is pegged at a reasonable distance (given the battery specs) of up to 200 miles (320 km), while the power output peaks at 520 hp, good enough for a 0-60 mph in 3 seconds. Sounds scary in a UTV to us...but we are up for taking for a test spin nonetheless!
MSRP price of this buggy is $37,000 (with a $750 refundable deposit), so basically comparable with Chevrolet Bolt EV, just without all those pesky creature comforts...like windows.
"The first ever production ready electric powered UTV to hit the market. With zero emissions, but dozens of options! Options that range from 100-200 miles on a charge, 300HP - 500HP and up to 476 ft. lbs. of torque, you won't be lacking in any situation.
This thing is a monster with features and options like; IP67 water resistant up to 3 meters deep, 0-60 MPH in less than 3 seconds, 4x4 all the time, on the fly torque control for each wheel, 100% torque through entire pedal position, winches on the front and the rear, 2x the payload of any other UTV, 2X the towing capacity, 2x the stopping power of any other UTV, 32" beadlock tires, rear steering, on board air compressor system, 14.5" ground clearance, and 20" of travel on the front and the rear suspension."
Nikola Zero spec:
- 100 - 200 MILE RANGE
- 100% ELECTRIC DRIVE
- 400 VOLTS
- UP TO 520 HORSEPOWER
- 72 kWh BATTERY
- 4x4 ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
- UP TO 476 FT-LBS TORQUE
- INSTANT TORQUE IN <1 SEC
- 0-60 IN 3 SECONDS
- 2 YEAR WARRANTY
- 20” SUSPENSION
- 32” TIRES
- 14.5" GROUND CLERANCE
- OPTIONAL 10 DEGREE REAR STEERING
- IP67 WATERPROOF MOTOR & GEARBOX
- TWO 7" DISPLAYS & ONE OPTIONAL 15"