Vanderhall Motor Works Teases Off-Road EV
Vanderwho? That’s Vanderhall to you, pal.
Vanderhall Motor Works, to be precise.
Once known for three-wheeled vehicles (think Polaris Slingshot), the company now has teased a four-wheeled and four-wheel-drive off-road vehicle called the Navarro.
No, it’s not likely a reference to a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers or a member of the Trump Administration.
Like the Edison (one of the company’s three-wheeled on-road vehicles), the Navarro will be all-electric.
The Edison is powered by two 52 kWh electric motors, but there are no deets on the Navarro’s power specs yet.
Instead, we get a teaser video and a timeline for more info. Another release is scheduled for October 19, 2020 (that’s gonna be a busy week), with full specs and details set to be shown on January 4, 2021. The company claims it will start taking preorders in the summer of 2021, with the Navarro listed as a 2022 model.
The Provo, Utah-based company put out a statement.
“In an effort to provide new and disruptive products to bolster our dealer’s profitability, cement our brand’s status as the premium powersports manufacturer, and expand our total market share, Vanderhall is pleased to announce the Navarro as our next evolutionary model. The four-wheel, all-electric, off-road Vanderhall Navarro will have many groundbreaking technologies and firsts for any production powersports model,” said R. Scott Bell, Vanderhall COO
Since those technologies and features aren’t public, for now, check out the video below.
Wow, three wheels and off road makes little sense. Want less grips and more tips? Vanderhall!
Almost looks like Vanderhall is trying to break into the true automotive business. They've certainly got a following with their purpose-built off-road vehicles.
Just out of curiosity, I do have access to both a slingshot and a slightly older Vanderhall Venice (the standard model above the blackjack trim but below the GT). Legally, both these vehicles can be driven in almost every state with no helmet (though I would still suggest wearing them) and no motorcycle endorsement. Would anyone actually be interested in a review of one of these?
I get the "vaporware" concerns. Vanderhall makes the Edison...an electric 3 wheeler...already. Build 4 wheel chassis, take 2 Edison drivetrains and you're in the UTV business.