Volcon Powersports intends to rake in the green for its green UTVs, the Volcon Stag. The company just announced that it has received more than $100 million in pre-orders for the new electric SUV.
Volkon deer pre-orders are open on July 1 of this year.
To get in line, prospective owners had to put down a $100 deposit on the final purchase price of $39,990. If my math is correct, that $100 million claim would be about 2,500 pre-orders.
The company reached this level of pre-orders faster than expected, as Volcon CEO Jordan Davis explained:
Pre-orders for the Stag exceeded our 2023 sales forecast, with dealer demand remaining overwhelming following the June 27, 2022 dealer launch.While we strongly believed we would meet our pre-production targets, we were pleased amazed at how quickly we achieved our goals. While our current focus is squarely on our goal of completing Stag development and moving into full production by Q2 2023, we will now direct additional attention and resources to ramping up component supply and production.
The Volcon Stag is set to become one of the first major players in the nascent electric UTV market, claiming the new UTV will provide an experience unlike anything drivers can get in a gas-powered vehicle.
The four-seater Stag offers a combination of extreme power and low noise levels, taking advantage of the greatest advantages of electric vehicles and powertrains.
Peak power is measured at 107 kW (143 hp) with peak torque of 265 lb-ft (360 Nm). However, it’s not just about raw numbers, it’s also about power. As the company explained, “the electric motor delivers a flat torque curve, delivering instant power the moment you touch the pedal, resulting in unprecedented off-road acceleration.”
A top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h) is achievable – if you can find a straight enough path. And if you’re not going direct, you can count on a range of 100 miles (160 km).
This powertrain will likely be more familiar to drivers who have already explored GM electric vehicles. That’s because Volcon recently announced it its electric UTVs will run on GM’s electric powertrain platform.
As Volcon CTO Christian Okonsky further explained:
Bringing GM’s EV expertise and systems to the Stag will deliver an off-road experience that could set the standard for the entire industry. Having instant access to power and torque, along with the customizable digital integration offered by the Stag, creates the perfect balance for an industry-leading UTV. Everyone at Volcon has worked so hard to bring the ultimate UTV to market, and our collaboration with GM is the perfect fit to make this project a reality. By joining forces with GM, we save a huge amount of research and development costs and gain years of transmission testing and validation. In essence, we significantly reduce time and cost to market.
The Volcon Stag has certainly garnered a lot of attention since its pre-order launch last month, but it will have to compete with another big player in the field: Polaris.
About to happen Polaris RANGER XP Kinetic which was introduced last year, already has a head start on the Stag. Interestingly, Polaris has also decided to partner and source a custom electric vehicle transmission from an existing manufacturer. In that case, Polaris has joined forces with Zero Motorcycles to fit the electric motorcycle manufacturer’s batteries, motors and control software into the Polaris UTV.
The two players will end up competing head-to-head, one as a start-up dedicated to all-electric motorsport and the other as a legacy brand actively pursuing an electric future.
It should be interesting!
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