Volcon Inc. (NASDAQ: VLCN), (“Volcon” or the “Company”), the first all-electric off-road powersports company, today announced that it will power all of its off-road utility all-terrain vehicles (“UTVs”) with proven and tested electric by General Motors (“GM”) powertrains, including the company’s flagship UTV, the Volcon Stag, which was revealed to the public on July 1, 2022. Future models, including future versions of the Stag, as well as the company’s planned “Project X” vehicle, will be designed and developed so that it uses GM’s electric drive systems. Volcon will be the first and currently only off-road powersports company to offer a full line of GM electric vehicles.
In pursuit of a zero-accident, zero-emissions, zero-congestion world, GM aims to eliminate tailpipe emissions from its light commercial vehicles by 2035, en route to carbon neutrality in its global products and operations by 2040. Volcon is dedicated to improving the situation. -performance and sustainability of road vehicles, and this deal will help bring the fun and powerful performance of EVs to more people, faster.
“General Motors has transformed from an automaker to a platform innovator with scalable architectures designed to accelerate EV adoption across industries and product types,” said Travis Hester, GM Vice President of EV Growth Operations. “Our collaboration with Volcon is indicative of our plans and demonstrates the platform’s flexibility and potential applications far beyond traditional vehicles.”
From the beginning, Volcon’s mission has been to electrify the off-road power sports industry with pioneering EV products that allow people to connect with nature like never before. Volcon vehicles allow the adventurer to experience nature in its natural state by eliminating the noise and emissions common in off-road vehicles today.
Although the Volcon Stag hasn’t been kept under wraps, Volcon recently began sharing more finalized details about the much-anticipated all-electric UTV coming to market in 2023. The Stag, which is expected to be the first of many levels available, is expected to will be the top, high-performance off-road vehicle in the category. The Stag will feature new technologies that the Company believes will provide a unique and exciting off-road experience not available in the market today. In addition to the battery cell modules, the Stag will use a number of supporting components from GM. The Stag will provide a unique driving experience, combining the performance and excitement that only an EV can provide, innovative connectivity and flexible utility features that make the vehicle perfect for adventure and work.
GM’s powertrain will provide instant high power and torque with AWD capabilities, giving the Stag exceptional acceleration and recovery over a variety of terrains. Variable driving modes will allow the driver to adjust power delivery to optimize performance or range as needed, while the innovative cockpit will provide a cutting-edge human-machine interface (HMI), including multiple displays, and the ability to generate content and connect via the Volcon app. All of this will increase the driver’s interaction with friends and the community.
“Bringing GM’s electric vehicle expertise and systems to the Stag will create an off-road experience that could set the standard for the industry. The access to instant power and torque, along with the customizable digital integrations that Stag will offer, creates the perfect balance for a class-leading UTV,” said Christian Okonsky, CTO of Volcon ePowersports. “Everyone at Volcon has worked so hard to bring the best possible UTV to market, and our association with GM couldn’t be a better fit to make this project a reality. By joining forces with GM, we will save a huge amount of R&D costs and gain years of powertrain testing and validation. In essence, we are significantly reducing the time and cost to market.”
Volcon also continues to explore and develop racing opportunities with the Stage. Volcon Technology Innovation Group (VTIG) has invested considerable effort into developing a highly competitive off-road racing UTV that is expected to raise the bar in off-road racing with the help of GM EV technology.
To learn more about Stag, visit: www.volcon.com/stag
Volcon Inc. is the first all-electric powersports company producing high-quality off-road vehicles. Based in Round Rock, Texas, Volcon joins a number of major electric vehicle manufacturers near Austin, Texas, an area poised to become the electric vehicle capital of the world.
Volcon was founded with a mission to improve the outdoor experience while reducing the environmental footprint of the industry so that adventurers and workers alike can enjoy the outdoors and preserve it for generations to come. Volcon makes all-electric off-road vehicles that are designed to elevate the adventure experience and help people get things done at work and at home.
Volcon’s first product, the innovative Grunt, combines a thick tire construction with high-torque electric power and a near-silent powertrain, which began shipping in September 2021. Future models include the Runt, a breakout bike version of the young Grunt. The Stag and Project X will be Volcon’s entry into the fast-growing world of UTVs and will come in future years as the company continues to expand.
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