BRP revealed a five-year plan to produce electrical representatives for all of the company’s product lines by the end of 2026. To do this, over the next 5 years, they will invest 300 million dollars in the development of products, specialized equipment, infrastructure and equipment of production sites.
The first model is expected to hit the market in the next two years, followed by rapid emergence of the rest of the models.
For BRP, the issue of switching to an electric drive has long been resolved – and now it is time to tackle it closely, creating a power unit with a Rotax modular battery, which will be gradually introduced into all types of BRP products.
To do this, BRP will create an Electric Vehicle Development Center in Canada, which will “energy” partly – a charger and a storage battery, including their integration into vehicles. The facility will be equipped with the latest technology, including test benches, dynamometers and robotic battery assembly lines.
Another center, in Austria, will develop “draft” part – inverter and high-performance electric motor. The company is actively recruiting qualified personnel to its electric traction development team.
In early 2019, BRP acquires funds from Alta Motors, an electric motorcycle manufacturer, and launches the Rotax Sonic electric card. A couple of months later, they posted the electrical product concepts on the Club BRP website, giving a quick snapshot of what the future holds for their current lineup and what segments they plan to enter in the future. The BRP portfolio already has several battery, hybrid and even fuel cell vehicles.