Volcon Stag UTV Now Rolling Off Assembly Lines, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Get It Too

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A couple of weeks ago a startup playing in the segment of electric powersport vehicles called Volcon announced a research deal with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. The focus of the deal was the creation of dual-use vehicles for deployment at the hands of the military during emergency services disaster response missions.
At the center of the deal is a machine called Stag. That would be a sort of side-by-side readied for use in the most demanding of environments, and equipped with an electric powertrain.

More specifically, we're talking about a GM-sourced system relying on batteries with capacities between 42 kWh and 54 kWh, that should give the thing a maximum range of over 100 miles (161 km).

The Stag is available in either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configuration. It's propped on 15-inch Raceline wheels shod in BFG tires and can carry up to four people. Performance levels, specifically zero to sixty mph acceleration times, are claimed to be "at the top of its class."

People can already order their Stags in no less than four versions, and with prices going from $41,999 for the GL to $58,999 for the XR. The problem is, there is some waiting to be done before anyone can enjoy them out in the open.

Turns out the first people to get their Stags will be the soldiers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As part of the deal struck earlier this month, Volcon has begun low-volume production of the vehicle, and after they pass whatever tests the company has prepared for them and get approved, they'll be shipped over.

The first examples to roll off the lines of production partner GLV Ventures will be used to gather more data on drive mode and systems calibration, but they'll also have to go through quality analysis.

Work conducted so far on both the Stags themselves (the initial production versions are of the Limited variety, which come with an asking price of $51,699) and the production process shows everything seems to be as it should, the company claims.

It's not yet clear how long it will take until civilian customers get their hands on these electric off-roaders, but it probably won't be long now.

Aside from this four-wheeler Volcon is also working on al electric bike called Grunt EVO, whose availability has been announced at the end of September. Another bike called Runt is also on t he table, as is an electric bicycle called Brat.

Of them all, the Stag is the most expensive, going for many times to price of the others (more than ten times over, in fact): Volcon is charging $2,499 for the Brat, $3,496 for the Runt, and $5,999 for the Grunt.
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