Briggs & Stratton Corporation was jointly recognized with ARGO XTV as Electrification Newsmaker of the Year at the inaugural Diesel Progress Awards. The award follows the collaboration between Briggs & Stratton’s Vanguard commercial power brand and ARGO, a manufacturer of extreme terrain vehicles, to develop an electric unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).
Briggs & Stratton recently launched its 48-volt Vanguard Commercial Battery System as part of its overall business transformation that includes driving growth in commercial markets and introducing new enabling technologies. The Vanguard Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, Battery Management System and battery charger work seamlessly together to deliver efficient power and performance. The resulting battery pack is the only fully integrated, complete battery solution available on the market and the flexible, easy-to-install batteries offer superior power and performance.
The Electrification Newsmaker of the Year Award recognized the collaboration between Briggs & Stratton and ARGO to apply the first Vanguard Commercial Lithium Ion Battery Pack to ARGO’s all-new Rover Xtreme Terrain Vehicle.
The judges made the following comments regarding the selection of the Vanguard/ARGO application as the Electrification Newsmaker of the Year: “Briggs & Stratton and ARGO are to be congratulated for a very innovative development of an electric unmanned ground vehicle using one of the first serviceable, scalable batteries in the industry.”
“We’re proud to be selected for this award in conjunction with ARGO,” said Michelle Gross, senior director marketing, NA Engines and Power. “The Vanguard Commercial Battery provides quiet, scalable power, and we look forward to applying this solution to more OEM applications.”
OEM customers, mainly in the Government and Municipal; Construction, Chore and Agriculture; Outdoor Power; and Commercial Turf and Golf markets, have responded favorably with multiple customers in each segment working with Briggs & Stratton’s power application experts on developmental samples. There is a robust product plan based on this technology and capability that will allow Briggs & Stratton to access additional markets in the future.