A new fully electric, off-road powersports company named Volcon was officially launched in Texas. Their initial lineup includes two and four-wheeled electric, off-road adventure and utility vehicles.
The new company is headed by Andrew Leisner as CEO of Volcon, who brings 25 years of experience in the industry with him. His last role was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Bonnier Motorcycle Group. He says that the company was founded in response to high demand. “Volcon was quickly funded with an oversubscribed seed round, confirming the enthusiasm for the category,” said Leisner. “Having grown up riding with my father and continuing that tradition on motorcycles and UTVs with my daughters, I am excited to help lead the evolution of the powersports industry with electric vehicles that enhance the outdoor experience while reducing our environmental footprint for future generations.”
The first vehicle by Volcon will be named the ‘Grunt’, with deliveries expected to begin in Spring 2021. The Grunt is an electric, all-terrain, off-road motorcycle. Recharging can be done in two hours “with any household outlet”. The battery pack can be swapped, and is capable of a 100-mile range. Pricing for the Grunt will start at $5,995.
Next on their lineup will be the four-wheeled ‘Stag’ and ‘Beast’ models, which will follow in late 2021 into 2022. These are said to “range from practical, low-maintenance utility vehicles to off-road, sport UTVs”. No technical specifications were released for the two four-wheelers, however.