GM has announced it will provide electric motors and other components to Volcon, a Texas-based manufacturer of electric powersports vehicles, for use in its new battery-electric Stag UTV.
The American automaker will supply various EV components to Volcon through this new partnership, including motos, high voltage power distribution modules, motor inverters, onboard charging modules, DC to DC converters, EV control modules, torque controls, battery high voltage connectors and battery cooling reservoirs, among more. The Stag is an all-wheel-drive UTV that produces 125 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, with up to 140 horsepower available via the optional overboost mode accessory. It comes standard with a 42 kWh battery, which provides about 100 miles of driving range.
“The Stag, along with all other Volcon off-road UTVs, will be built using GM’s electric propulsion systems,” the company says on its website. “The GM propulsion system provides instant high power and torque with AWD capabilities, creating exceptional acceleration and speed recovery in a variety of terrains.”
Pricing for the Stag starts at $39,999, with standard equipment including a dual-motor GM powertrain, adjustable shocks, a digital dash display and a center stack infotainment display. Volcon says the Stag will boast a much lower cost of ownership than comparable gasoline-powered UTV, as the closed electric motor setup does not require oil changes, filter changes and belt changes, and there’s no transmission or transmission fluid to worry about, either. The company says the vehicle’s brakes will also last longer thanks to the standard regenerative braking system.
“Volcon and GM share a similar vision for improving both on-road and off-road vehicle performance and sustainability,” the company’s website also says. “As a result, Volcon will leverage GM EV technology to electrify various retail product offerings, enabling more customers to experience the fun and strong performance of EVs, faster.”
Volcon says the first customer deliveries of the Stag will commence in the Summer of 2023. Interested retail or fleet customers can reserve the battery-electric UTV now via this link for a $100 fully refundable fee.