Automobiles The 2023 Volcon Stag is an All-Electric UTV With a Top Speed of 80 MPHThe four-seater is an e-powerhouse that already surpassed $100 million in pre-orders.
- Words Zack Zeigler
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Though UTVs are often used to get down and dirty in muddy terrains, going green has paid off for Texas-based e-powersports outfit Volcon. Their latest addition is the Stag, a four-seat, two-door electric UTV that runs virtually silent and eliminates pollutants that gas-powered vehicles emit.
For those who slept through Off-Roading 101 in high school, UTVs (referred to as utility terrain vehicles or utility task vehicles) and ATVs (aka all-terrain vehicles) — aren’t synonymous. ATVs are smaller, more taxing to drive, and usuallly built for one rider. UTVs come eqipped with storage space and can haul far more than an ATV.
With the Stag and all other EVs they produce moving forward, Volcon will work exclusively with GM’s propulsion system. The company posted the following on their website as to why this is important:
The GM propulsion system provides instant high power and torque with AWD capabilities, creating exceptional acceleration and speed recovery in a variety of terrains. Variable driving modes will allow the driver to adjust the power delivery to optimize performance and range according to the driver’s needs, while the innovative cockpit will provide an industry-leading human-machine interface.
The vehicle’s digital interface is another key selling point; it will supply stats such as how much juice you have left, battery consumption, speed, etc.
The cockpit was engineered to be roomy and is set to feature ergonomic seating when compared to standard UTVs. In other words, so long as you’re not riding with Sasquatch, you and your passengers should have plenty of room.
Since the announcement of the Stag in July, the company has raked in roughly $100 million in pre-orders.
Starting at $39,999, delivery is expected to begin in the summer of 2023.