Volcon ePowersports, a US-based powersports company, has finally lifted the cover off their highly anticipated Stag UTV. We first got our hands on a Volcon Grunt, one of the company’s two-wheeled models, just a few weeks ago, and we were impressed with the fun factor and uniqueness of the all-electric fat tire bike. Now that same fun can be had with the whole family aboard with four seats, and on four wheels, without the noise you’d find with a gas-powered machine.
The Volcon Stag is a work/play SxS with a sporty motor, aggressive styling, and lots of working capability. It is powered by a 42kWh battery paired with a 107kW motor, producing 125 hp and 265 ft-lbs of torque, so judging by the numbers, it should be an absolute blast to drive. Volcon says that the electric motor has a very flat torque curve, giving the driver instant power as soon as they get into the accelerator pedal. The machine is equipped with paddle shifters and an overboost mode as an accessory, which increases motor output to over 140 hp. The top speed is 80mph, and it can go about 100 miles on a single charge. It also has regenerative braking to help you put some power back into the battery on downhill sections. It has an onboard 7.2 kW changer that allows Level 2 charging in under 6 hours.
The Stag offers selectable driving modes: Eco, Sport, Overboost (optional), and Tow. A crawl mode lets the SxS move slowly without touching the throttle, so the driver can adjust their speed using only the brakes.
The tow mode reduces the vehicle’s max speed and has a more progressive torque curve. The Stag can tow 2,000 lbs and has a max payload capacity of 1,500 lbs. The Stag has an on-demand 4WD system that automatically engages the front wheels whenever the rear loses traction. The rear seats are convertible, so you can fold them and expand cargo space to 26,7 cubic feet.
The tires are a 30″ BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3, a solid mud-terrain that we’ve used on several different vehicles here at TFLstudios, and one we speak highly of.
Inside the machine, you’ll find a cockpit with two displays, a tilt steering wheel, and camera integrations. The main display gives the driver information like speed, battery charge, driving mode, brake regen, and energy consumption. The central display shows the camera view, route planner, off-road gauges, connectivity info, and vehicle status info. There are two built-in cameras, and the Stag will process action clips for you, sharing the clips to the Volcon app so you can push those out to social media. There are also special rails on the vehicle for mounting additional cameras.
From the looks of it, this should be a pretty stellar off-road vehicle and one of the first true electric side-by-sides to come to the market. Pricing starts at $39,999, and you can place a non-refundable $100 deposit to hold your spot in line on Volcon’s website. We’ll be sure to get our hands on one as soon as possible.