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Brammo Steps up from Two to Four Wheels

Following the acquisition of certain electric motorbike assets by Polaris Industries Inc., Brammo have decided to concentrate on their lithium-ion expertise. Following the purchase by Polaris, Brammo will supply its electric powertrain for use in their on and off-road vehicles, taking Brammo’s electric motorbike know-how into four wheels. Craig Bramscher, CEO and founder of Brammo, said,

“Our partnership with Polaris has evolved over recent years as we continue to innovate on EV drivetrain technology, and Polaris continues to grow their vehicle business across the globe. This partnership draws on the strengths of both businesses. Polaris builds the best powersports and utility vehicles including the amazing Victory and Indian motorcycles. Brammo has the best lithium-ion batteries and EV powertrain technology in the space. Together, we will work to lead the electric powersports market.”

Bramscher continued,

“In 2007, when we decided to drive forward with our electric vehicle innovations, there were very few companies in that space. Today, every major OEM has an electric vehicle strategy, and Brammo’s move to horizontal markets in the EV drivetrain world allows us to capitalize on this wave of technology, moving transportation to a new level of efficiency and sustainability. The Brammo team is now fully focused on our new strategic direction and I am confident we will lead the sector. We believe there is a large market for OEMs that want to integrate Brammo’s technology into their next-generation electric vehicles.”

Polaris off-road Brammo

Brammo has previously used electric motorcycle racing to both accelerate product development and to showcase its EV technology. Brammo will continue to push the boundaries of cutting-edge vehicle technology with its race team, which already has a distinguished racing heritage:

  • 2011 TTXGP eGrandPrix National Champions
  • 2012 TTXGP eGrandPrix National Champions
  • 2012 TTXGP eGrandPrix World Championship for Riders
  • 2012 TTXGP eGrandPrix World Championship for Constructors
  • 2012 IET Award for Technical Excellence
  • 2013 FIM eRoadRacing North American World Cup Champion

Brammo were also the first team to win an electric vehicle race at Daytona International Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, reaching speeds in excess of 170mph – a new electric motorcycle world record at a race circuit.

Source; Brammo