This past January, Polaris Defense announced the introduction of a Low Speed Vehicle, the Polaris EV LSV, designed for on-road use. For model year 2011, Polaris will offer the same vehicle for civilian purchase as well.
“The Polaris EV LSV has garnered great interest with military and government agencies,” said Matt Homan, vice president and general manager of Polaris’ Off-Road division. “We’re excited to introduce the vehicle to the civilian market for applications that require on-road capabilities.”
Based off the Polaris Midsize Side-by-Side platform, the Polaris EV LSV, includes the necessary features to classify the vehicle as a LSV per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, such as a horn, turn signals, automotive-quality windshield and rear view mirror. With its 30 horsepower electric motor, quiet operation, up to a 50 mile range and 25 mph top speed, the Polaris EV LSV is the most-capable LSV available. The unit features three modes; High for speed, Low for towing and hauling, and Max for maximum range to ensure the best use of power and battery life for any application.
- 30 HP electric motor
- 25 MPH/40.2 km top speed
- On Demand AWD with VersaTrac
- MacPherson front suspension with Independent Rear Suspension
- 8 in/20.3 cm front travel, 9 in/22.9 cm rear travel
- 10 in/25.4 cm ground clearance
- 500 lb./22.68 kg box,1000 lb./453.6 kg total payload
- 1250 lb./ 567 kg towing
- Heavy duty front end protection with inset lights and the most protection for critical components.
- 20 psi, 25in/63.5 cm tires
- ROPS Certified Cab
- Horn, turn signals, automotive-quality windshield and rear view mirror for on-road use as a LSV
- Lock & Ride Cargo System
- Quick Charge Kit available through PURE Polaris
- Seating for two
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About Polaris Industries:
With annual 2009 sales of $1.6 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures
and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and
the Polaris RANGER®, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational
and utility use and has recently introduced a new on-road electric powered
Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest
manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998
and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major
company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the
cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding
experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts,
available at Polaris dealerships.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
“PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle
accessories is available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the
Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.