2018 Prowler EV/EV iS: Stealthy Off-Road Performance

October 2017 Feature

Powerful, stealthy and eager to handle large loads and rugged off-road conditions, the new 2018 Prowler EV and Prowler EV iS from Textron Off Road deliver premium electric vehicle performance  for a full range of riders.

Each Prowler EV is powered by a 72V battery system comprised of six 12V heavy-duty deep-cycle batteries feeding AC electric power to dual front and rear motors. The result is near-silent operation, ultra-low emissions and 25 percent greater efficiency than DC-powered vehicles. That means more time driving and less time charging.

Compared to gas-powered engines, which create a 30,000-sq.-ft. field of disturbance with noise and exhaust, the noise- and emission-free Prowler EV models let you get 85 percent closer to hunting game. Likewise, their silent operation means no noise impact to neighbors.

The top speed of each machine is 24.5 mph, with a 16 mph top speed when in the Max Range mode. Regenerative braking extends driving range, while the on-board charging system can recharge the batteries in 8-12 hours.

When it comes to off-road performance, the Prowler EV models are ready for it all. Full-time 4WD is paired with fully independent front suspension to deliver serious off-road capability and comfort. The Prowler EV has a solid leaf-spring rear suspension, while the more comfortable and capable independent rear suspension comes standard on the Prowler EV iS. Meaty 25-inch Carlisle Trail Pro tires deliver excellent traction, while four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes provide enhanced braking performance.

For added convenience, both Prowler EV models feature Intellibrake—an innovative, automatic Electric Park Brake that’s activated when the driver removes his/her foot from the accelerator pedal.

A contoured front bench seat offers comfort for two and is matched by the convertible rear-facing bench seat for four-occupant transportation. And with a maximum towing load of 1,000 lbs. plus a 400-lb. payload on the fold-down rear cargo deck, the Prowler EV models deliver the hauling performance that sportsmen and women demand. A new integrated glove box offers easy access to essential gear.

The Prowler EV comes with halogen headlights, while the EV iS model features upgraded LED headlights.

Both Prowler EV models are available in either black or TrueTimber Kanati Camo and feature an in-dash battery status indicator, a fold-down cargo deck, glove box, 1.5-inch front brush guards, impact-resistant fender flares, a 2-inch (5cm) rear receiver, headlights and taillights. They also come with a 12 month warranty.

Key Features

- 72V AC Electric Drivetrain

- Front Independent MacPherson Strut Suspension

- Rear Independent MacPherson Strut Suspension (EV iS model)

- Solid Leaf Spring Rear Suspension (EV model)

- Four-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

- Intellibrake automatic Electric Park Brake

- Dash-Mounted Max Speed/Max Range Switch

- Comfortable, Contoured Seats

- Forward-Facing Bench Seat & Convertible Rear-Facing Bench Seat

- 25-inch Trail Pro Tires

- Fold-Down Cargo Deck

Specs - 2018 Prowler EV

Key features

- 72V AC Electric Drivetrain

- Front Independent MacPherson Strut Suspension

- Solid Leaf Spring Rear Suspension

- Four-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

- Intellibrake automatic Electric Park Brake

- Dash-Mounted Max Speed/Max Range Switch

- Comfortable, Contoured Seats

- Forward-Facing Bench Seat & Convertible Rear-Facing Bench Seat

- 25-inch Trail Pro Tires

- Fold-Down Cargo Deck

Engine & Drivetrain

Battery 72V Battery System 6-12V Heavy-Duty Deep Cycle Batteries

Engine Type 72V (Front and Rear)

Horsepower 38 hp

Drivetrain 72V AC Electric

Gear Selection Dash-Mounted Direction Selector Switch (Forward-Neutral-Reverse)

Front Differential Open

Rear Differential Open

Regenerative Braking Yes

Charger Off-Board 72V Charger (Vehicle charge time 8-12 hrs. Results may vary.)

Performance

Total Capacity 840 lbs. (381 kg)

Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs. (453.6 kg)

Speed Max Speed Mode 24.5 mph; Max Range Mode 16 mph

Steering & Suspension

Steering Rack & Pinion

Front Suspension Independent MacPherson Struts

Rear Suspension Solid Leaf Spring

Brake System 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Intellibrake Technology

Parking Brake Hand Actuated

Front Tires 25 x 8-12, Carlisle Trail Pro Tires

Rear Tires 25 x 10-12 Carlisle Trail Pro Tires

Wheels Black Steel

imensions

Overall Length 111.8 inches (284 cm)

Overall Width 53 inches (134.6 cm)

Overall Height 76.8 inches (195.1 cm)

Overall Weight 1,685 lbs. (764 kg)

Wheelbase 69 inches (175 cm)

Ground Clearance 16.5 inches (42 cm) Center of Frame; 10 inches (25 cm) Under Axle

Hitch Standard/2-inch (5 cm) Receiver

Color Options & Frame

Frame Structurally-Welded High Strength Steel

Standard Colors Black

Optional Colors TrueTimber Kanati Camo

Features

Instrumentation In-Dash Battery Status Indicator, 12V DC Outlet

Seating Forward-Facing Bench Seat & Convertible Rear-Facing Bench Seat

Storage Components Fold Down Cargo Deck, Glove Box

Safety 3-Point Seat Belts (2 Front, 2 Rear), Safety Nets, 1.75-inch Diameter Tubing

OPS, 1.5-inch Diameter Tubing Brush Guard, Headlights (Halogen), Taillights, Impact-

Resistant Fender Flares

Warranty

Term 12 months

Specs - 2018 Prowler EV iS

Key features

- 72V AC Electric Drive Train

- Front Independent MacPherson Strut Suspension

- Rear Independent MacPherson Strut Suspension

- Four-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

- Intellibrake automatic Electric Park Brake

- Dash-Mounted Max Speed/Max Range Switch

- Comfortable, Contoured Seats

- Forward-Facing Bench Seat & Convertible Rear-Facing Bench Seat

- 25-inch Trail Pro Tires

- Fold-Down Cargo Deck

Engine & Drivetrain

Battery 72V Battery System 6-12V Heavy-Duty Deep Cycle Batteries

Engine Type 72V (Front and Rear)

Horsepower 38 hp

Drivetrain 72V AC Electric

Gear Selection Dash Mounted Direction Selector Switch (Forward-Neutral-Reverse)

Front Differential Open

Rear Differential Open

Regenerative Braking Yes

Charger Off-Board 72V Charger (Vehicle charge time 8-12 hrs. Results may vary.)

Performance

Total Capacity 840 lbs. (381 kg)

Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs. (453.6 kg)

Speed Max Speed Mode 24.5 mph; Max Range Mode: 16 mph

Steering & Suspension

Steering Rack & Pinion

Front Suspension Independent MacPherson Struts

Rear Suspension Independent MacPherson Struts

Brake System 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Intellibrake Technology

Parking Brake Hand Actuated

Front Tires 25 x 8-12, Carlisle Trail Pro Tires

Rear Tires 25 x 10-12 Carlisle Trail Pro Tires

Wheels Black Steel

Dimensions

Overall Length 111.8 inches (284 cm)

Overall Width 53 inches (134.6 cm)

Overall Height 76.8 inches (195.1 cm)

Overall Weight 1,710 lbs. (775.6 kg)

Wheelbase 70 inches (178 cm)

Ground Clearance 16 inches (41 cm) Center of Frame; 9.5 in (24 cm) Under Axle

Hitch Standard/2-inch (5 cm) Receiver

Color Options & Frame

Frame Structurally-Welded High Strength Steel

Standard Colors Black

Optional Colors TrueTimber Kanati Camo

Features

Instrumentation In-Dash Battery Status Indicator, 12V DC Outlet

Seating Forward-Facing Bench Seat & Convertible Rear-Facing Bench Seat

Storage Components Fold Down Cargo Deck, Glove Box

Safety 3-Point Seat Belts (2 Front, 2 Rear), Safety Nets, 1.75-inch Diameter Tubing OPS, 1.5-inch Diameter Tubing Brush Guard, Headlights (LED), Taillights, Impact-Resistant

Fender Flares

Warranty

Term 12 months

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