Polaris Industries

Polaris Industries

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With annual 2010 sales of $1.99 billion, Polaris Industries Inc.® designs, manufactures and markets vehicles for recreational and utility use. Polaris is one of the world's largest manufacturers of off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® side-by-sides, and is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry. Victory Motorcycles®, introduced in 1998, represents the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, and is rapidly making impressive gains in the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also recently introduced an on-road electric-powered neighborhood vehicle, and enhances the riding experience for all vehicle groups with a complete line of Pure Polaris® parts, apparel and accessories, which are available at Polaris dealerships.
 
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII," and the company is included in the S&P MidCap 400 stock price index.
 
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel, and vehicle accessories is available online, as well as at authorized Polaris dealerships.
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2019
12 Dec 2019

Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
2017
11 May 2017

Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2017-2027

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Raghu Das
4 Jan 2017

Aquarius Engines and range extender futures

Aquarius Engines, an Israeli startup, said a major European carmaker had agreed to fund further development and road tests of its single-piston generator design.
2016
11 Jul 2016

Single cylinder range extenders

Motrec have come up with the idea of integrating a range extender to their existing battery electric vehicle to satisfy their customers using ICE equipped vehicles.
2015
10 May 2015

IDTechEx: Invest Now in Fuel Cell Vehicles?

There is divided opinion on future of traction fuel cells in electric vehicles, though few argue any more that they will power the majority of electric vehicles. Nonetheless some manufacturers are very enthusiastic and now could be the beginning of the end of the trough of disillusionment, indeed the time to invest.
24 Apr 2015

IDTechEx: Invest now in fuel cell vehicles?

There is divided opinion on future of traction fuel cells in electric vehicles, though few argue any more that they will power the majority of electric vehicles.
28 Jan 2015

Polaris acquires electric motorcycle business from Brammo

Polaris Industries Inc has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. In addition, Polaris is acting as a leading investor in a recapitalization of Brammo that enables the company to focus exclusively on the design, development and integration of electric vehicle power trains.
2014
25 Apr 2014

Penetration of Second and Third Generation Range Extenders 2014-2024

Range extenders are those technologies in charge of supporting long distance travelling in electric vehicles. Through the transition from petrol cars to electric cars, there is a strong trend to reduce the internal combustion engine and increasingly delegate the traction to electric motors, however ICE will not become the only range extender technology. This article explores all range extender technologies.
2013
15 Nov 2013

Polaris Industries

Polaris Industries is a quoted US manufacturer of small conventional and pure electric vehicles, mainly nostalgic conventional motorcycles and leisure and industrial off-road small four wheelers.
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21 May 2013

Disputed sales of electric cars: the truth behind the confusion

How is it that some analysts put pure-electric car sales at hundreds of thousands in 2012 whereas others report a mere 60-65,000? At analysts IDTechEx, we feel that a lack of rigor is largely to blame because there are cars homologated as such and car-like vehicles that are not homologated as cars.
31 Jan 2013

Electric vehicles land, water and air in 2013 - PART ONE

The hybrid and pure electric vehicle business will continue to prosper in 2013, with profits and growth the norm in most sectors. Laws will proliferate that make electric vehicles the only way to go.
2012
22 Nov 2012

Lessons from EU Project Day on eMobility

In Brussels, Belgium, on November 19, there was a day devoted to presenting most of the European Union projects on eMobility. This is a term used in Continental Europe to mean what they call Full Electric Vehicles (FEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), mainly on-road.
30 Jul 2012

Brammo drives growth with $45 Million

Brammo Inc., a leading developer of electric vehicle technology and manufacturer of distinctive two-wheel electric vehicles, has closed the first $13 million tranche of a $45 million Series C funding round designed to accelerate the company's development plans.
9 Feb 2012

Predicting success in electric vehicles

This article shares some of the research carried out for the latest in the series of 18 IDTechEx reports on electric vehicles and their components.
27 Jan 2012

New 2012 forecasts for Electric Vehicles

Old electric vehicle reports are useless: the subject is moving too fast. IDTechEx is the only analyst with 18 current reports forecasting sales of electric vehicles and their key components and they are kept up to date. Information is fed into these documents continuously as the PhD level IDTechEx analysts tour the world's companies, research institutes and conferences to spot the many changes in technology and business success and interpret them.
2011
21 Nov 2011

Visit to Polaris Industries Minnesota

Electric Vehicles Research invests heavily to seek out new insights into the EV industry. In recent weeks that has taken us to Switzerland, Germany and Slovenia. In Switzerland we reported on Swissauto, the latest acquisition of Polaris Industries the $2 billion leader in off road vehicles.
27 Oct 2011

How to make money out of electric vehicles

Contrary to popular understanding, people have been making money out of electric vehicles for over 110 years. Unfortunately there have also been bankruptcies in the electric vehicle business in most of those years. The primary difference lies in market positioning not brilliant inventions, working long hours, automation of production, matching the size of your operation to the amount of business you can realistically gain - avoiding over and under-investment - and other aspects that come to mind. Those are sometimes important but always secondary. In market positioning, the two key factors are avoiding excessive competition, including rigged markets, and making what will be wanted in the years to come.
26 Oct 2011

Latest EV trends and dead ends

Europe's largest electric vehicle show eCarTec, that has just taken place in Munich Germany, was an excellent place to see the latest trends and dead ends in electric vehicles.
23 Aug 2011

Visit to Polaris Industries

IDTechEx visited Polaris Industries in Switzerland to learn more about this acquisitive and highly successful company that grew 20% last year, when so many others were fighting for survival. Polaris Industries is world leader in off-road vehicles with $2 billion in sales. It owns lifestyle motorcycle brands Victory and Indian as well as having leadership in snowmobiles and a rapidly growing military activity including small pure electric vehicles.
28 Jul 2011

Electric Vehicle Range Extenders - Rival Approaches

Led by the Japanese and with Hyundai of Korea, the Europeans and the Americans coming up fast, we are in the decade of the hybrid vehicle, with much more being spent on them than on pure electric vehicles. This is because traction batteries alone cannot affordably provide sufficient range in most of the large applications by land, sea or air.