PMMC, Electric Scooter Manufacturer, Enters STOV Market

Pihsiang Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (PMMC), a Taiwan-based electric scooter manufacturer has developed products for the mini city car and minitruck markets.  According to management they expect to ship 5,000 of the their “Achensa” branded all electric vehicles.  Northern European markets such as the Netherland, France, Germany, and the U.K. are the first export markets being targeted.  Small production runs are expected later this month or in June.  Learn more:

News Briefs

Teryx Tire Mount – Kawasaki recently made available a spare tire mount for their 2008-2012 Kawasaki Teryx 750 4x4models.  The tubular steel mount bolts onto the back portion of the rollover cage.  Learn more:

Whitewter River Green Parkway – Interested groups continue to push for the Whitewater River Greenway near Palm Springs which would feature space for LSVs.  There is hope that the $80 million project will attract $53 million in air quality funds distributed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.  Learn more:

UTV Maintenance Best Practices – A brief article on some basic maintenance practices for UTVs.

Ransomes Jacobsen to Import Mega Trucks into UK

Ransomes Jacobsen has signed an agreement with Axiam Mega to become the sole importer into the UK of the Mega Professional line of eco-friendly utility trucks.  The product line includes the Mega e-Worker electric truck and Multitruck 600 low emission diesel truck.  Ransomes will continue distributing to the current network of Mega dealers in the UK and expects to expand distribution as well.  Both company’s management see synergies between the Mega product line and the golf cars and utility vehicles sold under the E-Z-GO and Cushman brands.  Learn more:

Wildcat Expected To drive Strong Arctic Cat Earnings

Based on conversations with dealers, an analyst expects Arctic Cat to report strong earnings next week.  The main driver is sales of the Wildcat side-by-side vehicle.  The company’s off-road vehicle sales are expected to increase 36% compared to the previous year’s quarter and 46% for the full year 2012.  Learn more:

New Arctic Cat Wildcat Accessories Available

Arctic Cat recently introduced three new accessories for their Wildcat utility vehicle:  a flip-up windshield, a soft-cab kit and an aluminum light bar.  The windshield retails for $399.95 and is constructed of scratch and abrasion-resistant polycarbonate.  The soft cab kit retails for $649.95 retail and includes the roof, back panel and doors, each constructed from durable 9-oz., heavy series Surlast fabric.  The light bar retails for $229.95 and provides secured mounting for overhead lighting atop the front cab bar.  Lighting must be purchased separately.  Learn more:

Kawasaki Recalls Teryx Vehicles Over Labels

Kawasaki in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling approximately 2,ooo Teryx side-by-side vehicles because they are “…incorrectly labeled as having a higher occupant capacity than is safe.”  The vehicles were sold between August 2011 and March 2012 and include the Teryx 750 FI 4×4, Teryx 750 FI 4×4 LE, Teryx 750 FI 750 4×4 LE SGE and Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport models.  Consumers will be mailed a replacement glove compartment with a correct label. They can install it themselves or a Kawasaki dealer will install it for free.  Learn more: