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ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN

Engine TypeSingle 48-Volt, High-Efficiency, AC-Induction Motori
Transmission/Final DriveDirect Drive With Low-Noise Gears
Drive System TypeOn-Demand True AWD/2WD/ VersaTrac Turf Mode
Engine Braking System (EBS)Not Equipped
Active Descent ControlNot Equipped
SUSPENSION

Front SuspensionMacPherson Strut 9" (22.9 cm) Traveli
Rear SuspensionDual A-Arm, IRS 9" (22.9 cm) Travel
BRAKES

Front/Rear Brakes4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front and Rear Calipers
Parking BrakeHand-Actuated
TIRES / WHEELS

Front Tires25 x 9-12; Carlisle
Rear Tires25 x 9-12; Carlisle
WheelsStamped Steel
DIMENSIONS

Bed Box Dimensions (L x W x H)32 x 42 x 11.5" (81 x 107 x 29 cm)
Front/Rear Rack or Box CapacityN.A./500 lb (226.8 kg)
Ground Clearance10" (25.4 cm)
Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H)110 x 58.0 x 73 in. (279x 147 x 185 cm)
Payload Capacity1,000 lb (453.6 kg)
Person Capacity2
Wheelbase72" (182.9 cm)
Estimated Dry Weight (pounds/kg)1,726 lb (783 kg)
FEATURES

Cargo SystemLock & Ride
Color / GraphicsAvalanche Gray
Hitch Towing Rating1500 lb (680.4 kg)
Hitch TypeStandard/2" Receiver
InstrumentationDigital Hour Meter, Mode Indicator, DC Outlet, Hi-Temp Light, Change Cycle Indicator, Battery Life Indicator
Lighting50W Headlight, LED Tail
 

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Holy crap the EV is heavy...
 

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Yeah I was surprised by the weight as well. Does anyone know how many batteries it has?
 

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could not have more than six 8 volt batteries would equal 48 volts standard on most carts T&S
 

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I went down and looked at one today and was surprise to see 8 12V batteries in it. Each side looked to be run in series and then connected to some sort of distribution box in between the 8 batteries.
 

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I went down and looked at one today and was surprise to see 8 12V batteries in it. Each side looked to be run in series and then connected to some sort of distribution box in between the 8 batteries.
Under the seat there are 8 full size deep cycle batteries, 4 in series on each side, then connected in parallel for 48 volts.

That is the motor controller between the batteries. I don't know if the 2015 is the same as my 2013 that has a 650 Amp Sevcon Gen IV controller running a 30 horsepower three phase AC induction motor.

EV pg 26.PNG
 

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Batteries weigh 86#s each. With cabeling figure 90#s. 90 x 8 = 720#s. If you install a winch it requires 2 additional 12v AGM. If so you have @ 800#s in batteries alone.

Power drive batteries are wired in series/parallel. Consists of 2 banks of 4 batteries wired in series (4 x 12v @155AH = 48v @155AH)
2 banks wired in parallel (2 x 48v @ 155 AH = 48v @ 310 AH)

You could install Lithium ION batteries that weigh 20#'s each for a weight savings of 640#s. They cost @ $2,100 each plus you would need a new controller and modified charger and a batter management system.

Weight really isn't a problem here as the torque is instantly available. An EV will out pull most gas or diesel ATV/UTVs.
 
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Around 5000.00
 

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Recent Voltronix quote: $5500 to $8500 depending on Ah rating, 180Ah to 260Ah available for Ranger EV, includes re-programing OEM charger and controller.

My estimate of resultant range under moderate conditions: 180Ah = 50 miles, 260 Ah = 72 miles. 180 Ah at least as good as OEM.
 

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yea and they sink deep and hard to get out n deep mud I know T&S
Yeah I was surprised by the weight as well. Does anyone know how many batteries it has?
 

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Updated quote from Voltronix: under $8,000 for 260 Ah batteries (16 cells), Orion Jr BMS w/battery status display and data logger, re-programmed OEM charger and controller, "plug and play" wiring harness, hardware kit, instruction manual and shipping and handling. Weight reduction ~380#. Should get 70+ miles with moderate operation.

Tacked on to an $11,000 base price for a 2015 Ranger EV and I'm up close to $19,000 minus what ever I can get for a "new" set of lead acid batteries. Compare that to a 2016 Lithium ion Ranger EV base priced at $23,000, probably with smaller batteries (they only claim 50 miles).

In addition, I don't have to buy $650 worth of stuff to support the LA batteries, watering kit, desulfator(s) and acid absorbing mats.
 
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Sounds like us with the older EVs can upgrade and still be under the pice of the new LI-ION Rangers.
 

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If you opt for the 180 Ah batteries you can shave about $2000 off the cost, and another 100# off the weight, but the lead time for those batteries, currently, is at least 12 weeks. The range will be at least equal to the original EV, and they should last 10 years as compared to maybe 4 for LA.
 
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