Electric vehicle conversions are becoming increasingly popular, and many are maximizing creativity by converting. Someone named Ron Cobbley tried something no one had ever done before. He introduced the Teslaris to the world, namely a Tesla-powered modification of the Polaris RZR RS1 UTV.
He ditched the internal combustion engine in favor of a much smaller and much more powerful Tesla Model 3 rear-drive unit. In late May 2021, Ron took the car to the dunes for an initial test run. And to his surprise again, Ron turned out to have a big goal of showing off his dream project at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. His electric UTV is on display at the Hostile Wheels stand, but Ron recently posted a video of his vehicle online.
This vehicle only weighs about 816 kg, which is slightly heavier than the bone-stock RZR RS1. There are two Prius Prime batteries tucked away under the bodywork, which should provide a range of 96km on tarmac, but less if walking on sand.
According to information circulating, the project requires a budget of 30,000 US dollars. Ron has also made tests with the dyno, and according to the charts, the vehicle should have 300 horsepower, and around 370 lb-ft (501 Nm) of torque.