What is the Bennche Cowboy EV60? Is it a UTV, even though it uses electric power? Can it be used as a golf cart? What about a neighborhood electric vehicle, or a people carrier? Whether you need something that’s safe to use in buildings, want something that’s emissions-free or just want something simple to operate and maintain, this electric vehicle can fit your needs.
As Simple as it Gets
The EV60 is powered by a brushless 60V DC motor. It can spin up to 12,000 RPM, letting it power the rear wheels directly without the need of a CVT. What about low range? Electric motors make maximum torque as soon as they start spinning, so a separate gearset isn’t needed to get the hill climbing power of a gas-powered UTV. Just shift the vehicle into forward or reverse, and the motor handles the rest. Otherwise, control is like any other UTV. Vehicle information is displayed on a digital cluster with speedometer, odometer and battery charge gauge next to an analog tachometer.
Power comes from 5 12 volts, 100 amp deep cycle batteries mounted under the seat. While it does mean there’s no need to add fuel or change the oil, those batteries give this EV a dry weight 1,236 lbs, about 400 lbs. heavier than the Cowboy 200 it’s based on. However, the added torque of the motor keeps this from being felt when driving the vehicle.
The EV60 has two front seats along with a rear-facing bench seat for two additional passengers. This rear area is surrounded by rails that can be used as armrests or as a place to strap down two sets of golf clubs. Need to haul tools and materials? The rear seat bottom folds forward, turning the seating area into a 45 x 40-inch diamond plate bed with a 220 lb. Capacity.
UTV as Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
The EV60 has seat belts, turn signals, brake lights and headlights, and its top speed is limited to 25 mph. In most areas, all it takes to make this UTV legal for on-road use is a set of mirrors. That means you can use it to drive to the golf course without needing to tow a cart or drive on the street when going between properties. This makes it a great choice for transporting people across campuses, factories, truck yards and other large facilities.
Going electric doesn’t mean sacrificing off-road performance. The EV60 has 11.5 inches of ground clearance and uses an independent suspension with double A-arms on both the front and rear axles. Hydraulic disc brakes, 26-inch off-road tires and aluminum wheels. are fitted on all four corners.
This UTV is available in Pearl White, Sapphire, and Candy Red.
The mirror kit adds side mirrors, which are usually required to make this UTV meet legal requirements for use as a neighborhood vehicle. For increased comfort and weather protection, Bennche offers a foldable windshield and solid composite roof that covers the front passenger area.
Bennche guarantees the entire vehicle for 12 months.
Is the Bennche EV60 Right for You?
Shank’s Lawn Equipment is more than a Bennche dealer: we have decades of experience in the outdoor equipment market. We can help you whether you’re looking to get a UTV or you need to have yours serviced. Our shop is located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. That’s one mile East of Interstate 81 from Exit 10 to Marion.
Do you need parts or accessories for your Bennche UTV? We can ship what you need to any address in the U.S. or Canada. Ordering is simple, too: our site can show your factory diagrams and descriptions so you can see the exact part you need. Visit us at www.shankslawn.com.