Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) has unveiled plans to debut an all-new 2022 electric RANGER utility side-by-side in late December 2021. The full-size RANGER is the first electric vehicle Polaris developed through its powersports industry-exclusive partnership with Zero Motorcycles, which the two companies announced last September.
The company expects the new electric RANGER to start arriving in dealerships in early 2022. Design and development efforts for the all-new electric RANGER are underway in Wyoming, Minnesota, with manufacturing for North American vehicles to take place at Polaris’ facility in Huntsville, Alabama.
The launch of the electric RANGER is part of the powersports company’s strategic ‘rEV’d up’ electrification strategy.
Mike Speetzen, interim CEO, Polaris Inc. says: “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.”
Steve Menneto, president of Polaris Off Road, adds: “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.”
Founded in 1954, Polaris has annual 2020 sales of $7.0 billion.