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Sevcon to Provide Gen 4 Controls to Polaris for New RANGER EV

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.-Tech/Ops Sevcon, Inc. (NASDAQ: TO) announced that its subsidiary, Sevcon, Inc., will supply controls for a new range of off-road electric vehicles being built by Polaris in the USA.
Sevcon has developed a new generation of AC motor controllers for electric vehicles in both off and on road applications. Polaris, manufacturer of ATVs, Side-by-Sides, snow mobiles and motorcycles, will incorporate Sevcon’s new Gen 4 motor controller in its 2010 RANGER EV Electric Side-by-Side vehicle. The Side-by-Side, the first electric vehicle Polaris has created for off road, will be used worldwide for farming, ranching, hunting and recreational riding. It is fully plug rechargeable.
The Gen 4 controller supplied by Sevcon provides the vehicle’s AC motor drive control as well as regenerative braking.
Tech/Ops Sevcon, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of microprocessor based controls for zero emission electric vehicles. The controls are used to vary the speed and movement of vehicles, to integrate specialized functions, and to optimize the energy consumption of the vehicles’ power source. Sevcon supplies customers throughout the world from its operations in the United Kingdom, the USA, France, and the Far East, and through an international dealer network. The Company’s customers are manufacturers of on and off road vehicles including cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, fork lift trucks, aerial lifts, mining vehicles, airport tractors, sweepers, and other electrically powered vehicles.

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