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
GPS Industries Introduces New Fleet Management System
GPS Industries has introduced their Visage Resort Edition fleet management system for golf car fleets. The Visage Resort Edition includes navigation tools, maps and two-way communication capabilities, and the recently-launched Visage Media Network. The Visage Media Network consists of 10-inch color touchscreens affixed to guest-assigned cars and can deliver a range of content such as resort news, internal promotions for resort restaurants, special events like concerts and off-site excursions and information on resort real estate for sale. Sponsored content provides an additional revenue opportunity ... more
Michelin Launches Non-Pneumatic Wheel For Mowers
Michelin recently launched their X Tweel non-pneumatic tire for some of their commercial mowers. The airless tire and wheel uses
"...a combination of deformable polyurethane spokes, a steel-and-rubber outer rim, and rigid metal hub. The outer rim—called a shear beam—carries most of the load. The spokes and hub distribute the load across different ... more
What's Cooking On The STOV
Highlighting some of the many applications for small, task-oriented vehicles
A new winter time use for utility vehicles: clearing skating paths. In Lake Placid, North Elba Park District employees recently plowed a skating path around Mirror Lake using a newly purchased utility vehicle. The idea was first tried last year, but this year the community, led by a local ... more
Polaris To Build Factory In Huntsville, Alabama
Polaris Industries has announced that they will begin construction on a new factory in May of this year in Huntsville, AL. The the 600,000-square-foot plant on a 453-acre site is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016 and will manufacture Ranger, RZR and Ace utility vehicles. According to reports, operations at the $142 million will ... 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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