Polaris have unveiled plans to debut an all-new electric Ranger utility side-by-side in late December 2021, advancing the company’s ‘rEV’d up’ electrification strategy.
This full-size Ranger is the first electric vehicle Polaris have developed through its powersports industry-exclusive partnership with Zero Motorcycles, which the two companies announced last September.
Mike Speetzen, interim CEO at Polaris Inc, said:
“Our rEV’d up strategy positions Polaris to help define yet another chapter in powersports innovation. With the rising interest in electrified vehicles, we are investing in electrification in order to meet the needs of current customers as well as appeal to tomorrow’s powersports riders. The all-new electric Ranger is our latest effort aimed at leading the industry forward in electrified powersports vehicles.”
As part of the Polaris strategy, the new vehicle spearheads the company’s long-term plan to accelerate its leadership in powersports electrification, with design and development efforts for the new electric Ranger underway in Wyoming, Minnesota.
Commenting on the partnership, Mike Donoughe, senior vice president and chief technical officer at Polaris Inc, said:
“The strength of our partnership with Zero Motorcycles and our own investments in electrification R&D enable 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 powersports.”
Steve Menneto, president of Polaris Off Road, said:
“As our top-selling off-road vehicle brand, Ranger has continually set the benchmark as the hardest working, smoothest riding UTV, leading the market in rider-inspired innovation,”
The new electric powertrain will elevate the Ranger platform to a whole new level of capability, durability and performance.”
“We’ve actively engaged our Ranger customers, and without a doubt, there is significant demand for even higher levels of performance and capability. They’ve expressed some very specific unmet needs, and our new electric full-size Ranger will effectively address them, unlocking a truly enhanced off-road experience.”
The company expects the new electric Ranger to start arriving in dealerships in early 2022. The development process can be followed on the company’s YouTube Channel. Their contact details and other social media channels, from which you can receive first hand updates, can be found here.