Electric ATV is ready to create a buzz
If you already know of Daymak, it's likely because of its off-road electric scooters. What you might not realize, however, is that the Toronto-based company recently ventured into the world of four-wheelers. Its latest creation is the fully-electric all-wheel-drive Ultra Beast ATV.
The Ultra Beast has not one but three motors. Two 500W motors drive one front wheel each, while the third 1,000W unit handles both of the rear wheels. Those motors are in turn powered by two separate battery packs, one for the two motors in front and one for the rear.
According to Daymak, a single charge of those two packs is good for a range of up to 120 km (75 miles) depending on the vehicle model – it's available in Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate versions. If one of the battery packs does run out, the ATV can still be driven in 2WD using either the front or rear wheels.
Additionally, instead of a traditional instrument cluster, the Ultra Beast utilizes a removable Android tablet. Not only does this display data such as current speed and battery level, but it also lets users wirelessly tweak parameters including torque, acceleration, top speed, regenerative braking and engine lock.
Pricing varies with the model. The Standard, with its lead acid battery and 35 km/h (22 mph) top speed, can be preordered for CAD$5,999 (about US$4,546). At the other end of the scale, the 50 km/h (31 mph) lithium-battery-equipped Ultimate goes for CAD$9,999 ($7,577). Deliveries are expected to begin next month.
The Ultra Beast can be seen in action, in the video below.