The Nikola Zero isn’t just the first electric UTV of its kind but apparently good enough to catch the attention of none other than the U.S. military.
A bunch of U.S. marines recently had the chance to test out the all-electric UTV, presumably to see if it’s up for the task of eventually joining its fleet of combat vehicles. When equipped with camouflage and a huge gun on the roof, it certainly looks the part.
Production of the Nikola Zero electric UTV commenced in the second half of 2017 and while it doesn’t have the thunderous soundtrack of more traditional UTVs, it is more than capable from a performance standpoint.
As a matter of fact, the range-topping Zero adopts a 125 kWh battery pack and delivers 555 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque. Factor in gear reduction, and that torque figure rises to 4,900 lb-ft. With four people inside, the Zero will launch to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.9 seconds. As this video proves, it also has the agility to tackle extremely difficult terrain without a worry in the world.
If you were the enemy, you definitely wouldn’t want to see this thing coming your way!