Electric Is Ideal for Utility Vehicles, Says Polaris CEO

As vehicle companies go, there are few American entities that produce a wider range of options than the Minnesota-based Polaris.

CEO Michael Speetzen oversees the many roots of the Polaris tree, while the winds of change shake its branches. Electrification is already affecting the automotive and motorcycle worlds, while ATVs, snowmobiles, four-wheelers, and other machines built for work and amusement will roll into the same battery-powered future soon enough.

An electric powertrain also has fewer moving parts, which means less required maintenance. In fact, we estimate maintenance costs for the Kinetic will be 70% less than the average costs for similar gas-powered vehicles. headtopics.com

We also launched Godfrey’s Mighty G Pontoon last year, which the team designed to be compatible for either electric or gas propulsion. We have seen the Mighty G be a great option for customers looking to boat on lakes that have restrictions on gas engines or horsepower, or the customer just wants a quieter option for fishing or an early morning cruise on the water.

Will there always be a place for internal combustion at Polaris, or will acquiring such an engine soon demand a visit to the secondary market?

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