The Tesla of snowmobiles: Ski-Doo maker reveals electric recreational vehicle prototypes

"Snowmobile makers have traditionally prioritized power and performance over emissions given they cater to consumers who want to rip around at high speeds through back country areas that are literally off the electric grid.


But BRP Inc., which spun off from Bombardier Inc. in 2003 and is one of the world’s leading recreational vehicle makers known for its Ski-Doos and Sea-Doos, has been preparing for electrification in the powersports industry, revealing a lineup of all-electric concept vehicles at a dealer event last week.


Its prototypes, all of which have been road tested, also included new trikes and bikes designed for urban mobility. That’s a potential new market for the Valcourt, Que., company, which could potentially compete with or supply vehicles — perhaps even ones that work in the snow — to bike or scooter sharing companies such as Bird or Lime."


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