Small Vehicle Resource
is your one-stop source for information on small task-oriented vehicles: Utility vehicles, LSVs/NEVs and Golf Cars for commercial or personal use. Whether you're a fleet manager or homeowner, hunter or farmer, recreational rider or powersports enthusiast, you can use SVR to search for brands and models, compare vehicles based your needs across a wide range of manufacturers, and get quotes
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New STOV Market Study
The small, task-oriented vehicle industry, involving golf cars and their derivatives and a wide range of utility and personal use vehicles, has a market size (including parts, accessories, and service) conservatively estimated at over $12 billion at the dealer level. There are an estimated 2.8 – 3.0+ million vehicle units in use and in inventory in the United States. And the numbers ... more
Polaris Commercial Pushes Non-Pneumatic Tires
I recently came across a product listing from Polaris Commercial for Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). We've posted about the tires previously. Originally designed for military applications, Polaris has moved them into the commercial arena. While their basic pitch for the tire is the same, ability to handle rough terrain and punctures or travel where air tires ... more
Polaris Adds Pro Armor Brand To Accessories Lineup
Polaris Industries recently purchased the Pro Armor Brand of ATV and side-by-side accessories from California-based of LSI Products Inc. and Armor Holdings LLC. Pro Armor had sales of $15 million last year. The company will continue to operate and develop products independently at their Riverside, CA location. Polaris has been collecting brands ... more
Pro Armor Recalls Doors For Polaris RZR 800 and 900
Pro Armor is recalling about 300 doors that were sold as accessories for model year 2010 through 2014 Polaris RZR 800 and RZR 900 models because a problem with the door latch can allow the door to open while the vehicle is moving. The details from the Consumer Safety Products Commission follow.
Units - About 300
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Ecocruise Set To Enter NEV Market
Ecocruise based in Washington is set to enter the NEV market in January 2015 when they start shipping their Ecocruise Cruser Sport. The decidedly sporty model features a carbon fibre body over exposed tubular steel, exposed suspension and 14in aluminum wheels along with a covered rear hatch and T-tops. While built for the road, the design evokes off-road vehicles ... more
LiV Golf Cars Trying To Enter Fleet Golf Car Market
LiV Golf Cars based in Libby, Montana is hoping to break into the golf car fleet market in 2015 with a pair of lithium battery powered electric golf cars. Started in 2013 with the aid of a $368,000 grant from the local government, the company to date has produced 34 vehicles during the course of their product development and initial sales process. ... more
Wireless Charging Could Pull Plug on Commercial Electric Vehicles
Brooklyn NY startup HEVO Power is helping EVs "cut the cord" with an innovative inductive charging system that replaces typical plug-in charging systems for fleet vehicles, and extends range by putting the charging system at vehicle destinations, instead of back at their home base. The company's Electric Vehicle Optimization Power Network ... more
EchoDrive Bolt-On Hybrid Kit Wins Work Truck Show
2014 Green Award
A bolt-on hybrid electric system that can be retrofitted onto existing fleet vehicles won the Green Award at the 2014 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN this March. The system, which includes a battery, inverter and electric motor connected inline behind a vehicle's transmission, was developed by Hybrid powertrain developer Echo Automotive, ... more
Utah Bill Lowers Barriers for EV Charging Stations
A new bill before Utah's state legislature would remove restrictions on the resale of electricity specifically to allow the commercial implementation of electric vehicle charging stations. Under current law, only public utilities are allowed to resell electricity, preventing private companies from offering fee-based charging stations in buildings and ... more
Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid subsidized by UK
The UK's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has confirmed the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is eligible for the Government's Plug in Car Grant (PiCG), totaling £5,000 (Equivalent to $8,200 at this time).
In order to qualify, the Outlander PHEV had to meet a wide range of safety, emissions and performance ... more
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