Polaris Incorporated, an American manufacturer of motorcycles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and neighbourhood electric vehicles, have unveiled plans to debut an all-new 2022 electric Ranger utility vehicle. It is expected to launch in late December 2021, advancing the company’s strategic rEV’d up electrification strategy.
The new full-size Ranger is the first electric vehicle Polaris developed through its power-sports industry-exclusive partnership with Zero Motorcycles, which the two companies announced last September. Polaris expects the new electric Ranger to start arriving in dealerships in early 2022.
Mike Speetzen, Polaris Incorporated interim CEO, said: “Our rEV’d up strategy positions Polaris to help define yet another chapter in power-sports innovation. With the rising interest in electric vehicles, we are investing in electrification to meet the needs of current customers as well as appeal to tomorrow’s riders. The all-new electric Ranger is our latest effort aimed at leading the industry forward in this area.”
As part of the Minnesota based brand’s rEV’d up strategy the new electric Ranger spearheads the company’s long-term plan to accelerate its leadership in power-sports electrification. Design and development efforts for the all-new electric Ranger are currently underway in North America.
Mike Donoughe, Polaris Incorporated senior vice president and chief technical officer, said: “The strength of our partnership with Zero Motorcycles and our own investments in electrification R&D enables us to leverage advancements in electric powertrains and performance to drive the off-road industry into the future. This will be one of the most technically advanced off-road vehicles on the market and reinforces Polaris’ position as the innovation leader in power-sports.”