Electric tuatara side-by-side tuatara-UTV ATV Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand


The eTuatara Electric UTV 4WD with a whopping 175 km max range, unbeatable features, and go-anywhere capabilities prove an easy choice for a host of New Zealand activities. Think safety and utility with certified roll-over protection, foreign object protection and all steel construction.

The cargo carrying and towing capacity, low running costs and simplicity make this highly versatile machine ideal for tackling your daily tasks.  The eTuatara is designed to meet lifesyle, agricultural or commercial needs with a much smaller footprint than a conventional utility vehicle.

2024 Model

 TUATARA 1500 Electric ATV


  • Maximum range* 175 km on a single charge;
  • Low, low running costs – equivalent to ~ 30c per litre of petrol;
  • Minimum servicing requirements – e.g. no air intake, no carburation system, no exhaust, no oil changes;
  • Regenerative braking provides genuine engine braking on steep inclines and recharges the battery on the run;
  • Re-charge time* 3-5 hours (1 battery) or 7-9 hours (2 batteries);
    Powerful 15kW water-cooled electric motor;
  • Semi-automatic, high/low ratio transmission;
  • Massive cargo deck – 1.6m x 1.4m x 30mm.;
  • Maximum cargo carrying capacity 940 kgs;
  • Maximum towing capacity of 1,000 kgs;
  • Equipped with 2WD / 4WD, differentials lock on each axle for amazing go-anywhere capability;


*An impressive max range of up to 175 km can be achieved with our 21kWh battery on a single charge under ideal conditions. The range will vary depending on battery configuration, loadings, terrain conditions and driving behaviour. Regenerative braking provides genuine engine braking on steep inclines and recharges the battery on the run. Max range estimates for the eTuatara are 110 km (1 battery) and 175 km (2 batteries).

*Re-charging times can vary depending on battery settings and configuration, state of battery(s) at time of charging, and current and evolving OEM onboard and external charging solutions available.

NOTE: We provide a training video with all new eTuatara UTVs sold in New Zealand and Australia to help operators achieve optimal performance.


The powerful 15kW electric motor, with semi-automatic high/low ratio transmission, combined with 26″ high‑grip CST 6‑ply tyres and 310 mm ground clearance, along with selectable 2WD / 4WD and differential-lock on each axle, provides a truly go-anywhere capability that makes the eTuatara suitable for almost any environment.


LED headlights, fog lights, and an amazingly powerful roof‑mounted LED light bar make the eTuatara an excellent platform for night work.

Also, check out our Petrol ATV.

    Electric ATV – Ultra Terrain Vehicle

    No comparable off-road EV side-by-side can come close to achieving the 175 km. the maximum range of the eTUATARA.

    The carrying and towing capacity, together with the go-anywhere capability of this vehicle, to say nothing to the low running costs and the simplicity of a vehicle with no air intake, no carburation and no exhaust system, make the eTuatara an easy choice for a range of activities including farming, horticulture, agricultural contracting, beekeeping, adventure tourism, hunting and a host of commercial and recreational pursuits.

    Type Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
    Rated Power 15kW
    Peak Power 30kW
    Rated Speed 4,000rpm
    Maximum Speed 5,500rpm
    Rated Torque 35.8 N.m
    Maximum Torque 130 N.m
    Rated Current 150A
    Peak Current 400A
    Water Protection IP67
    Insulation Grade High
    Cooling Method Water
    Radiator equipped with thermo-fan
    Type Lithium Iron Phosphate
    Capacity 12 kWh or 21 kWh
    Charging time 3-5 hours (1 battery) or 7-9 hours (2 batteries)
    Maximum Range  110 km (1 battery) or 175 km (2 batteries)
    Suspension (Front) Independent single A-arm with MacPherson strut
    Suspension (Rear) Independent, double A-arms with dual coil springs

    Driveshafts operated through a transfer case, front &

    rear differentials with CV axles, selectable 2WD / 4WD

    Brakes Hydraulic discs with booster assist (Front & rear)
    Chassis & Frame

    All steel, ladder design chassis – entire structure

    subjected to electrophoresis anti-corrosion treatment

    Maximum speed Maximum speed – fully adjustable from 10 to 50 Km/h (Default is 40 Km/h)
    Maximum load (Rear cargo tray) 550 kg
    Maximum load (Front cargo tray) 150 kg.
    Recommended tyre pressure (Front & rear)

    15 psi for OEM supplied high-grip tyres


    Winch – Maximum pulling capacity 2000 kg
    Ground clearance 310 mm
    Wheelbase 2400 mm
    Physical dimensions 3580 mm (L) x 1550 mm (W) x 2065 mm (H)
    Rear cargo tray 1600 mm (L) x 1400 mm (W) x 300 mm (H)
    Net weight 1100 kg

    The Perfect Electric Farm Vehicle

    “This is hands down the most versatile ATV I have purchased for the farm.”

    “Brilliantly Engineered”

    “Handles hills with ease”

    “Looks and runs as reliably as a 1950’s Land Rover”

    Want to add accessories to your Electric ATV?

    ATV accessories for the Tuatara and other farm vehicles.

    Tuatara ATV Trailer

    ATV Trailer

    The ATV trailer is specifically designed to be towed behind the Tuatara side-by-side, but it works well with any other larger capacity ATVs or even an on-road motor vehicle.
    See more on our:
    ATV trailer

    Tuatara ATV cage

    ATV cage

    One of our most popular accessories. This lightweight but solid stainless steel cage can be easily fitted to the Tuatara side-by-side to enhance the cargo tray’s already generous carrying capacity.
    See more
    ATV Cage

    Tuatara ATV cage

    Optional Doors &Windows

    Full glass windscreen - Most of our customers like adding the glass windscreen and rear window whether they add doors to fully enclose the cabin or not.  The windscreen tilts open with struts.  See more with our:   Full Glass Windscreen

    Get In Touch

    If you have any questions about the TUATARA ATV or any of our other products, just send us a message including your contact details and the nature of your enquiry.

    Please use our CONTACT FORM for all New Zealand and International enquiries. We will respond quickly by phone or email.

    Geoff Hill
    NZ Sales
    [email protected]
    Michelle Morton
    Parts, Warranty and Office Administrator
    [email protected]


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    Electric ATV UTV Side by Side