It seems like people are looking for ways to make just about everything greener – and all terrain vehicles are no exception. Electric Vehicle Systems, located just outside Ellicottville in New York, is using exclusive patented electric technology to create its eForce all-terrain vehicles — powerful, rechargeable, zero-emission electric ATVs. The vehicles can be charged at home or hooked up to a generator and run for roughly 15 miles on a four-hour charge, depending on various factors including terrain.
EVS is still trying to work out some kinks – namely limited range capabilities which give gas-powered ATVs an edge in the general market. – and will look to the Department of Energy, the U. S. Department of Defense and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for grants to further develop the green technology. Also in the works is technology to provide four-wheel drive hub motor capability, along with a battery pack and generator combo, which would make the technology more practical for use in small vehicles, including cars and trucks.
Sounds like a pretty cool idea! Read more at: http://www.buffalonews.com/145/story/639214.html