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2023+ RANGER XP Kinetic Charging Basics

Your Polaris electric vehicle (EV) is equipped with a motor powered by a high-voltage battery pack that can be charged for re-use without the need for fossil fuels or fluids associated with internal combustion engines. Continue reading to learn about components and best practices for your RANGER XP Kinetic electric vehicle. 


High-Voltage Components
Warning: Your Polaris Electric Vehicle (EV) has high-voltage components. The high voltage used by these components is dangerous and can cause personal injury, severe burns, electric shock and even fatal injury. Do not attempt to remove or replace any high-voltage parts, wiring or connectors.

Always observe and obey the instructions on labels attached to components on the vehicle.

If the vehicle is involved in an accident, do not touch any high-voltage wiring connectors or the components connected to the wiring. If possible, unclasp the high-voltage service disconnect loop located under the passenger-side seat. If a fire occurs, extinguish visible flame with a Class D powder-type fire extinguisher. After flame has extinguished, douse with a water-based fire extinguisher.

Electric Vehicles and Water
Warning: Never operate your Polaris Electric Vehicle (EV) in fast flowing water or in water that exceeds the floor level of the vehicle. 

Your EV is designed to withstand wet conditions such as rainfall, puddles, or muddy terrain. However, submersion in water or the use of high-pressure hoses on inner components may cause faults or make the vehicle temporarily inoperable. If this happens, allow the vehicle components time to dry until the vehicle is operable again. If you use a pressure washer to clean your vehicle, do not aim the nozzle at inner components.


Follow these best practices when charging your RANGER XP Kinetic: 

  • Leave the vehicle plugged in between frequent uses. The vehicle operates best when charged regularly. You do not need to run your battery pack low before charging again as there is no benefit in letting batteries run low. Instead of waiting until the "tank" is near empty to recharge the battery pack, take every opportunity to top off the "tank" to keep it continuously full. Note: Charging for frequent use (as described above) and charging for long-term storage require different strategies. Refer to your Owner's Manual for specifics. 
  • Charge in moderate temperatures. Charging in extreme temperatures may limit the rate of charge the battery pack receives.
  • Charge during "off-peak" hours. Peak hours are when electricity demand is the highest amount per kWh. If charging at home, charging the vehicle during off-peak hours will keep charging costs low. Commonly, off-peak hours are at night when electricity consumption is low. Check with your electric companies as some may offer discounts during off-peak hours. 

When the vehicle's high voltage battery pack has an internal temperature outside of the ideal range, the Battery Management System (BMS) will either slow the rate of charge or stop charging altogether until the battery pack temperature has returned to the ideal range. A warning will appear on the Ride Command display (if equipped) and instrument cluster when this occurs. 

Note: Battery pack internal temperature may differ from ambient temperature.

Battery Pack Internal TemperatureCharge Performance
Above 122° F (50° C)No Charge
104° to 122° F (40° to 50° C)Reduced
50° to 104° F (10° to 40° C)Normal
-13° to 50° F (-25° to 10° C)Reduced*
-39° to -13° F (-40° to -25° C)No Charge*
At or Below -40° F (-40° C)No Charge
*This will be temporary. Allow several minutes for the battery back heaters to warm up to the point where normal charge performance resumes. 



Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) is required for charging electric vehicles. The EVSE supplied with your vehicle is a J1772 style port, shown below, that is Level 1 (120V) and Level 2 (240V) compatible.


Battery Pack Onboard Charger
Onboard Chargers (OBCs) convert AC power to DC voltage that charges the high-voltage battery pack on your vehicle. Electric vehicles can be equipped with different onboard chargers with varying charge rates. For example, a 6 kW onboard charger will charge up to twice as fast as a 3 kW onboard charger when connected to an EVSE with kilowatt output at or above the charger rating. 

Note: The Battery Pack Onboard Charger does not charge the vehicle without connection to Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and a power supply.

High-Voltage Battery Pack
The high-voltage battery pack carries the energy necessary to operate your vehicle. If you believe there is an issue with the high-voltage battery pack, do not attempt to service. Bring directly to your dealer or other qualified person.

Battery Management System (BMS)
Your vehicle’s high-voltage battery pack is equipped with a Battery Management System (BMS) that monitors the condition of the battery and optimizes charging.

Under certain conditions, the BMS will act to prevent damage to the battery, including stopping or slowing the flow of charge.


Your Polaris Electric Vehicle (EV) can receive a charge from these power sources:

  • 120V home wall outlet
  • 240V home wall outlet
  • J1772 Level 1 (120V) public charging stations
  • J1772 Level 2 (240V) public charging stations

The circuit used to charge the vehicle must have GFCI protection, be rated for at least 15 amps and not have any other electrical loads. It must also be properly grounded and compliant with all local codes and ordinances. If there are any concerns about your circuit, check with a qualified electrician. 

Not all power sources are equal with regard to charge time. For example, a wall circuit with 120V, 15 amperage service will have a longer charge time than 240V, 40 amperage service.

See the table below for charge time reference. Be sure to understand the voltage service options in your home when charging from home.

Battery Pack14.7 kWh 29.8 kWh 
Power Source120V Outlet240V Outlet120V Outlet240V Outlet
3 kW Onboard Charger10 Hours* of Charging
5 Hours* of Charging
6 kW Onboard ChargerN/AN/A20 Hours* of Charging (0-100%)5 Hours* of Charging (0-100%)
*all charge times are approximate

Note: Your vehicle is not compatible with Level 3 public charging stations. DO NOT attempt to charge your vehicle using a Level 3 charge station.

Never use any device between the connection between the EVSE wall plug, outlet and your vehicle. This includes extension cords, grounding adapters, multi-outlet splitters, power strips, surge protectors, timers and smart home adapters. 

Do not charge near flammable materials or vapors. Connecting and disconnecting charging equipment could produce an electric arc. 

Follow the procedure in 2023+ RANGER XP Kinetic Charging System Overview to charge your vehicle.

For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. Find a dealer near you with the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance tips, procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.

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