HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Polaris Inc. today announced a milestone for its Alabama manufacturing facility — the first fully electric RANGER XP Kinetic off-road vehicles are headed out of the Huntsville factory to dealerships for customer pickup.
Production of the electric vehicles began earlier this month at the 900,000-square-foot facility, according to Polaris, the Minneapolis-based producer of off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and side-by-side vehicles.
“Since announcing our electrification efforts and partnership with Zero Motorcycles, it has been major milestone moments like today’s announcement that have motivated and driven our team to engineer and deliver category-redefining powersports vehicles,” said Steve Menneto, president of Off Road at Polaris.
“The RANGER XP Kinetic demonstrates the game-changing performance advantages that an electric powertrain can provide, and we look forward to getting these vehicles into the hands of our dealers and consumers across the country,” he added.
Polaris plans to take additional orders on the RANGER XP Kinetic this summer.
“We knew there would be interest for a performance-driven electric RANGER but selling out two hours after opening our initial order window for the XP Kinetic exceeded our expectations,” said Josh Hermes, vice president, Electric Vehicles for Off Road at Polaris.