Electric ATV For Sale

Electric ATVs have become more popular over recent years, primarily because of the push to become more eco-friendly throughout the industry. Rather than guzzling gas, electric ATVs use potent batteries to power their motors and to provide instantaneous peak torque and speed for their riders.

Also, electric ATVs have several advantages over gas ATVs. For example, they aren’t as loud as gas ATVs, and thus, it makes them better choices for riding around in suburban environments or around people who may be sensitive to loud noises.

Electric ATVs can also be cheaper to maintain over the long term. You won't have to pay someone to do a maintenance checkup to change oil, replace filters, and so on.

At the same time, electric ATVs do have some downsides relative to gas-powered counterparts. As an example, electric ATVs must be recharged after every use. They also can’t go as far as gas ATVs because their batteries don't last as long as larger gas tanks. 

Still, there are many reasons why you might consider finding electric ATVs for sale. Many of the major ATV manufacturers, such as Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha, currently produce electric ATVs. 

Electric ATV Buyer’s Guide

Before buying an electric ATV, ask yourself whether you will use the vehicle to its maximum extent or whether a gas-powered ATV may be a better choice.

For example, the best electric ATVs will include 500 W engines or above, allowing them to reach the top speeds comparable to gas-powered vehicles. However, many other ATVs are unable to achieve the same top speeds as gas ATVs.

Furthermore, electric ATVs aren’t always good choices for hauling lots of equipment over long distances. Their batteries can drain more quickly if they haul heavy equipment, which could potentially leave you stranded.

Bottom line: consider your options carefully before settling on an electric ATV, and remember to treat it as a truly separate vehicle that does different things from a gas ATV.

What To Look For In An Electric ATV

Should you decide to purchase an electric ATV, keep these factors in mind to ensure you pick the right vehicle for your needs:

  • Seating capacity: Some electric ATVs can seat two people comfortably, while others can only accommodate one rider.
  • Engine power: If you want to race with other ATV enthusiasts or simply reach your destination quickly, electric ATVs with more powerful engines are the best choice, even if they are more expensive.
  • Battery capacity or driving range: As noted, your driving range is limited by your battery’s charge capacity. Check an electric ATV’s driving range before purchasing, so you can get to where you need to go on a single charge.
  • Payload capacity: The battery capacity of an electric ATV can significantly decrease if the rider is heavier than anticipated. Consider the maximum weight for an electric ATV before purchasing.
  • Type: Some ATVs will be designed for sports or racing, while others will be more suitable for hauling equipment or general recreational activity, such as transporting yourself and a friend to a campsite in the wilderness.

The Best Places To Buy Electric ATVs

Many of the top ATV manufacturers allow you to buy new electric ATVs directly from their websites or local dealerships. Alternatively, you can check out online marketplaces, such as ATVtrader.com and Craigslist, to find used electric ATVs, often from previous years. These are great ways to get electric ATVs at a discount.

However, note that, since electric ATVs are not as common as gas ATVs, you might have more difficulty than you would expect finding the exact ATV model you are looking for in used condition.

Polaris Ranger EV ATVs

The Polaris Ranger is a well-known electric ATV with many quality aspects to make it worth your while. It has a two-seat chassis, and it takes about eight hours to recharge its 30 hp electric motor. It features a top speed of 25 mph and can reach about 50 miles before needing to recharge.

The vehicle is virtually silent, and it comes with 1,500 pounds of towing capacity and a 1,000-pound cargo box in the rear. There are three driving modes for user convenience and customization: a high-speed mode for going as fast as possible, a low-speed mode for added torque, and a battery-efficient mode to reach maximum range.

New 2021 Polaris Ranger EVs can be purchased for a $12,490 starting price, and they come in a few different color and trim options. However, you can find used Rangers from earlier model years for as low as $11,600.

Tracker EV ATVs

The Tracker EV electric ATV is silent and features a 72 V AC electric drivetrain. It also includes 1,000 pounds of towing capacity and a fold-down cargo deck, so you can carry more than two passengers at once or add additional cargo to your route.

Drivers will also appreciate the comfortable and contoured seats, which make this more of a recreational vehicle than a workhorse. Still, it features two-speed settings for maximum range or maximum speed, as well as a roll-formed rollover protection system and two different charging options.

New vehicles can be purchased for $10,499. Or you can find used EV ATVs for similar prices on ATVtrader.com.

Lithium Prestige ATVs

The Lithium Prestige ATV is one of the best electric workforce ATVs in the industry, with a starting price of $20,000 and 4WD. It also includes several other excellent aspects that make it top-tier, such as a driving range of 60 miles per charge, a maximum speed of 31 mph, and the option to switch to 2WD if necessary. Electric power steering options are available for traversing rough terrain or navigating through slippery environments.

New Prestige ATVs can be purchased from the manufacturer for $19,995, but you can also find used models from the manufacturer themselves for about $1,000 less. Since Lithium is a British company, you will need to wait longer for the ATV to be shipped to you should you purchase it from this company.