SALT LAKE CITY. August 15, 2017, Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Powersports has finalized the specifications and design for the four-seater UTV dubbed the “Nikola Zero.” The Nikola Zero UTV is an all-electric, 400-volt plug-in, off-road and potentially street ready vehicle. Dealerships can begin reserving production units starting in January 2018.
Starting at $35,000, the UTV will come with two performance options; 415 HP & 3,675 ‑. lbs. of torque and 555 HP & 4,900 ‑. lbs. of torque. The UTV will also have three battery options: 75kWh, 100kWh and 125kWh, with the largest battery option giving the Nikola Zero more battery storage than a Tesla P100D, at a fraction of the price. The 125kWh battery package can deliver 200 miles of range in 4x4 off-road mode.
“The Nikola Zero will be the first UTV to come with optional Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS), stability control, anti-roll-over, traction control and torque vectoring. Normally these options are reserved for high-end sports cars and not normally found in UTVs. We have worked hard to make these UTVs street legal, and in many states, you may be able to drive the Nikola Zero UTV to work,” said Trevor Milton, Nikola’s CEO.
“Once you test drive the Nikola Zero, you will want to trade in your current UTV. No other competitor UTV can match the Nikola Zero’s performance. We are not talking about a few seconds faster than the competition, we are talking about laps faster, with speeds up to 0-60 in 3.9 seconds with four passengers inside,” added Milton.
Standard features include: 100% electric power steering, 20” front and rear suspension travel, 14” ground clearance, 62” wide frame, four independent electric motors, 32” tires, bead lock wheels, tow hitch, over the air so‑ware updating, 10” infotainment center display, 7” instrument cluster, multiple color options, IP 67 waterproofing, LED headlights, taillights, and custom seats, all with a two-year warranty.
Optional features include; 555 HP upgrade, street legal package (some states), 4x4 torque vectoring system, ABS, anti-roll protection, traction control, front and rear 4500 lb. winches, factory audio system, 15 kW power export at 110/220V, 4kW Solar 400-volt DC Charger, LED interior lighting, rider profiles, front windshield, mirrors, cameras and a four-year extended warranty package.
ABOUT NIKOLA POWERSPORTS
Nikola Powersports is a division of Nikola Motor Company dedicated to the powersports industry. Nikola Motor Company designs and manufactures electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains. NMC is led by its visionary CEO Trevor Milton (twitter: @nikolatrevor). For more information, visit nikolamotor.com or Twitter: @nikolamotor.