Explorers and adventurers alike, you may want to take a look at Potential Motors’ new electric off-road recreational vehicle (ORV) called the Adventure 1.
While you may not have heard of the company before, Potential Motors is a Canada based electric vehicle start-up that was born out of a passion for making off-road adventure more sustainable and accessible.
As electric vehicle demand continues to rise, the Adventure 1 seeks to fill a hole in the niche market of overlanding vehicles which seems to be dominated by large combustion-engined powered vehicles like the EarthRoamer and custom-built Unimogs.
However, the Adventure 1 does things a bit differently in terms of its size. Measuring in at 1625mm wide and 4521mm long, it adds up to be the perfect vehicle for narrow tracks or makes for an easily towable basecamp behind a roadgoing motorised caravan.
Powering the little truck that could is a combined 450kW and 999Nm dual electric motor setup that supplies power to all four wheels.
The only downside of its small size is the battery and subsequently, its range which comes to 160km.
With an approach angle of 40 degrees, a 29 degree breakover angle and 45 degree departure angle, there isn’t much the Adventure 1 can’t climb. It also has a ground clearance of 12.9-inches courtesy of 9.84-inch suspension front and back.
Inside, you can find everything you need for off-grid living including a full-size bed that sleeps two, a pull-out kitchen at the rear including a two burner stove, fridge and sink, 2500 litres of interior storage and 40 litres of water storage.
Pre-orders for the limited volume Adventure 1 are available now with pricing starting at $US136,600 ($NZ192,360). The ORV will make its public debut at the Overland Expo East in Virginia on October 7 to 9 according to Ekectrek.