Polaris and Zero have agreed to produce eco-friendly snowmobiles for sale in 2025. They will present the first concept by 2021.
Polaris and Zero have announced a partnership to create the next generation of durable, environmentally friendly off-road vehicles. The companies have signed a 10-year exclusive contract to build an all-electric SUV and snowmobile, with the first models to be available by the end of 2021. Engineers hope that early users will be able to buy devices by 2025.
In addition, Polaris manufactures a wide variety of vehicles – from snowmobiles and ATVs to military vehicles and boats. It also owns sub-brands such as Indian Motorcycle, GEM and Aixam, as well as tricycle manufacturer Slingshot. Zero makes several electric bikes, including the SR/F.
Polaris has already announced its intention to produce sustainable modes of transport. For example, the company bought Global Electric Motorcars in 2011, a manufacturer of low-speed, eco-friendly cars (such as golf karts). In the same year, she bought Goupil, a French electric truck manufacturer, and in 2015, Brammo, an electric motor company.
Earlier, researchers in Japan began testing a system of electric batteries that they will install on motorcycles in 2021. The technology will be tested at Osaka University during the year. Testing of the new replaceable battery will take place at Osaka City University in an experiment called “e-Yan OSAKA”. Engineers will use electric motorcycles, and battery-powered replacement stations will be installed throughout the campus and in nearby stores.