I did not see a specific forum just for the Polaris factory li-ion edition. Are there are users here that have the li-ion edition as it comes from the factory and if so what kind of range does it get. Curious as to battery specifics as well, plus any other differences. It looks like it has a speedometer and some other additions. I am just curious how the range on the li-ion unit from Polaris compares to upgraded li-ion after market battery packs. Thanks.
You can get pretty much any range you like with the aftermarket approach.
Nissan Leaf module weighs about 9lb. Original Lead-Acid pack weighs 700lb, which is equivalent of 7 in series, 11 in parallel of Nissan Leaf modules.
Each module is 500Wh, so that's roughly 38.5kW. Say the promise on these used modules is that they're at least 70% of their original capacity, so roughly 27kW.
For comparison, eight 155Ah batteries will give you about 14.8kW. Seems like you'd get at least 60 miles out of 27kW pack everything else being equal, as Polaris estimates up to 30mi on Lead-Acid pack.
Factory Lithium version is promised to deliver up to 50miles, but I suspect their pack size is only 12 or so kW. Somebody else may know for sure.
Either way, you can always go with new modules that have 100% of their capacity, and also you're not limited by weight / space of the original battery compartment - additional modules can be mounted in other parts of the vehicle.