Occasionally, our search to cover all types of battery-powered vehicles takes us off road and on to paths less traveled. That's the forte of UK-based Avid's newly launched electric utility vehicle, the E-Warrior. Boasting superior off-road performance, the E-Warrior is designed for applications ranging from agriculture, landscaping and facilities management to more on-road-oriented tasks like closed campus operations at universities, ports and airports.
The E-Warrior makes use of dual DC electric motors – one per axle – that deliver 40 Nm (approximately 29 pound-feet) of torque and 15 kW (20.1 horsepower) each. Maximum speed is listed at 25 miles per hour, a reasonable pace given the vehicle's off-road focus. Towing capacity is impressive at 1,102 pounds and payload rating is a rather average 551 pounds.

When discussing battery-powered vehicles, range and price are primary concerns. With 40 miles of range, the E-Warrior can't take you deep into the backcountry, but let's not forget that its gasoline-powered counterparts would struggle at that task as well. Priced at £9,750 ($15,600 U.S. at the current exchange rate), the E-Warrior is far from cheap but, again, this is in line with its competition. Who would've thunk that off-roading could be so clean?

[Source: Green Car Congress]


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