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.
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.
- Seats 4
- 143 horsepower
- 80 mph top speed
- 100-mile range via 42 KWh battery
- 107 KW motor
- Charging time: <6 hours
- 2,000-lb. towing capacity
- 4WD on demand
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.