Volcon Partners with BFGoodrich to Co-develop New UTV Tire, Suspension Systems

Volcon Inc., the all-electric, off-road powersports company, is collaborating with BFGoodrich Tires to potentially develop an optimized tire, tire pressure monitoring system and vehicle suspension system designed to enhance electric UTV vehicle performance. The two companies will work together on several phases of development, which will be determined as they move forward.

Volcon Stag with BFGoodrich tire.

The Volcon Tech Innovation Group (VTIG), a division of Volcon exploring advanced technologies to enhance and evolve current and future Volcon products, will be the first UTV brand to work directly with BFGoodrich to co-develop this technology. The two teams will work together to leverage the power of the EV motor in tandem with BFGoodrich’s ActivAir, the central tire inflation system (CTIS) that makes real-time adjustments that aim to enhance the off-road performance and increase the battery range of Volcon’s future UTV products. 

Additionally, Michelin North America, Inc. will supply Volcon with the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 UTV Tire as standard on all 2023 Stag LE models. “The addition of this top-tier tire on the Stag LE reduces the cost of ownership and starts consumers on the right tire to meet the capabilities of the high-performance UTV, which is expected to come to market in Q3 2023,” Volcon notes.

“As the market evolves towards electric vehicles, BFGoodrich is excited to work with companies that embody the adventure spirit,” says Harold Phillips, general global manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “Collaborating with Volcon will allow us to innovate in an exciting direction, and help lead the industry into the future of off-roading.” 

“We are excited to work with a world-leading tire supplier,” says Christian Okonsky, chief technology officer of Volcon ePowersports. “The joining of our teams and technology will bring invaluable knowledge and experience to the development process as we work to bring industry-leading EV-specific solutions to market.”

VOLCON, INC.
www.volcon.com

BF GOODRICH TIRES
www.bfgoodrichtires.com

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