Innovative electric utility vehicles which are tough and durable, cheap to run, and with zero emissions are now enabling caravan park operators to over come the barriers to environmentally-friendly on-site transport.
Two new electric utility vehicles (UTVs) which are both ideally suited to the needs of the caravan park operator have been launched by leading electric UTV specialist Electric Wheels.
The Norfolk-based firm, which supplies a range of electric buggies, people carriers and motorbikes for sale and hire, has launched the ‘Nipper’ four-wheel-drive vehicle and the ‘Runner’ two-wheel-drive vehicle.
Both vehicles run with zero emissions, and with considerably lower running costs than comparable diesel-powered UTVs. They offer a surprisingly long range from a single charge, which takes six hours from a standard 13 amp socket and costs around £1 – about half a litre of diesel at today’s prices! The ‘Nipper’ can also be registered for on-road use.
Both of the new UTVs are available from Electric Wheels on short- and long-term hire, or for outright purchase, offering maximum flexibility for park operators.
The all-terrain Nipper is a fully road-legal 4WD UTV, complete with electric rear tipper and powerful 5kW motor giving a top speed of 28mph. Supplied with a lithium-ion battery, it has a range of up to 75 miles on a single charge, and comes with a smart on-board charger fitted as standard.
The vehicle is fitted with a high and low range and diff lock, gas assisted adjustable shocks, power steering and a front winch. The 2.8m long Nipper has a cargo bed capacity of 200kg and a towing capacity of 750kg.
The Nipper prices start from £12,495 +VAT, and is available to hire from £275 +VAT a week. It can be supplied road-registered.
The Runner is an uprated 2WD utility buggy described as a ‘golf buggy on steroids’. The 3.35m long vehicle (a shorter version is also available) has raised suspension, a powerful lithium-ion battery and intermediate tyres. It has a fixed rear bed.
The 5kW motor allows a top speed of 15mph, and the 48v lithium-ion battery pack gives a range of up to 62 miles on a single charge. It is fitted with a 16 amp weatherproof plug and a 13 amp adaptor. The Runner costs from £11,250 +VAT, and is available to hire from £235 +VAT a week.
“These new vehicles are ideally suited to work within the caravan and holiday park sector, being agile and easy to drive around busy sites,” says Chris Hurdle, managing director of Electric Wheels.
“Both vehicles offer whisper-quiet working and zero emissions, two factors which are increasingly important to caravan park operators – and their customers. And with the price of diesel soaring, the lower running costs of electric UTVs is an important consideration.
“Both vehicles are fully customisable to suit each operator’s needs, with a whole range of accessory options.
“The introduction of these two new UTVs is part of our commitment to overcoming the barriers to environmentally friendly off-road transport.”
Since its foundation in 2019, Electric Wheels has grown to be the leading UK supplier of electric buggies, people carriers and motorbikes, with a growing range of innovative vehicles available for sale and hire. The firm has built a strong reputation for product quality, attention to detail and levels of service, and is now one of the UK’s leading suppliers of electric UTVs.
Full details of all Electric Wheels electric utility vehicles can be found at www.electricwheels.co.uk.