HJL and JWR,
After conducting Internet research with mixed results, I’m reaching out to the Survival Blog community. Does anyone have experience with electric UTVs, either hybrid gas/electric or all electric? For obvious reasons, the ability to quietly and quickly access remote areas of the homestead has definite advantages. There seem to be multiple choices in all-electric UTVs and hybrids.
I should mention that I currently do not have an ATV or UTV at this time. My partially wooded homestead of 50 acres has elevation differences of over 200 feet. Many areas are easily accessible with a conventional 4×4.
I was thinking the $5,000 saved by going with electric instead of hybrid UTV would be better spent on a quad ATV, giving me two modes of homestead transportation. Also, the UTV would see part-time duty hauling smaller items around the homestead, so a dump bed is desired. I do have a tractor and pickup truck for heavy things.
I also understand there are trade-offs between lead-acid, AGM, and lithium batteries. Any recommendations?
Any and all recommendations and feedback are greatly appreciated! God bless, and keep prepping, – J.M. in the Redoubt