Starts @ $35,000
- Motor: 300 volt, 4 electric motors provide precise control of each wheel
- Range: 140 -200 miles
- HP: 303 hp
- Max Speed: NA
- Battery: 2 Battery pack options – 40 kWh & 60 kWh
- Suspension: Internal bypass shocks enabling 22″ of suspension travel
- Tires: Satin Black 20 Spoke 35″ tires on 18″ wheels
- Ground Clearance: 18″
- Overall Dimensions (L x W x H): 147.5″ x 76″ x 69.”
- Box Bed Dimensions (L x W x H): NA
- Payload Capacity: NA
- Towing Capacity: Not equipped for towing
Brawley Electric UTV
The Future Of Offroading?
The all electric Brawley UTV is not your father’s UTV. This is some next gen type stuff. Of course, all this technology also comes with a pretty steep price tag.
Not quite a 1%er price tag, but $35,000 is well above the price of more traditional UTVs.
So, what does all this extra money get you?
Quite a bit actually!
With 300 volts pumping out 303 hp, this electric UTV has power to spare. Well in excess of the 30-40 hp of most average electric UTVs. For example, the top of the line Polaris Ranger EV has 30 hp and is considered a strong performer.
Vanderhall also touts that this model has a drivetrain that uses advanced lubricants and materials so this means zero maintenance for up to 10 years.
Depends on package option
- Four Individually Controlled Electric Motors enabling eCrawl™ off-road mode
- 35″ Tires
- 18″ Wheels
- Four Full-Size Seats with 4-Point Harness
- Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
- Bluetooth Kicker Sound System
- LED Lighting
- Full Size Side Mirrors
- Windshield Wipers and Fluid
- 22″ Suspension Travel
- Satin Fender Flare Extensions
- Heated Seats
- Heat and air conditioning
- ViDAR capability
The Brawley is even being build with future ViDAR capability in mind. ViDAR (Visual Dectection and Ranging) is optical radar that can scan the surface of the ocean to find objects. Currently this technology is only in maritime use, so I’m not sure where Vanderhall anticipates this technology going. Maybe self driving vehicles….?
One unique feature of the Brawley is that each wheel has it’s own individually controlled motor.
This means that riders can use the electronic eCrawl feature on steep hills for optimal control. This engages all four motors for a slow controlled ascent or descent that provides added safety.
This feature can only be used at speeds less than 10 mph.
The Brawley comes standard with a 40 kWh pack that is capabile of driving 140 miles before needed to charge. But, there is an upgrade to a 60 kWh battery that is capable of 200 miles before needing a recharge.
Charging options include an onboard 6-kilowatt charger and DC fast charging that reaches 80% SoC in under an hour.
Take My Money
You can’t just walk into your nearest dealership and drive away with a new Brawley. You have to pay a $100 deposit to reserve a future model when it rolls off the production line.
Currently, Vanderhall is expecting the all electric Brawley UTV to be available as part of their 2022 lineup, but with all that’s going on in the world, it’s quite possible that there could be delays.
Although this looks more like a car than other UTVs, it is a UTV designed for off road use. Hoping to avoid confusion, Vanderhall includes a disclaimer that this is indeed an off road vehicle, so it is not street legal nor does it include airbags.
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