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This Austin startup is bringing electric powersports vehicles to town
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A new startup coming to Austin is changing the electric vehicle game in the form of the Grunt, the Stag and the Beast.


Volcon, an all-electric powersports manufacturing startup, is working on filling a gap in the powersports market and making outdoor adventures sustainable again. After purchasing 53 acres of Austin land for its headquarters, the dream is becoming a reality.

The company, which is still crowdfunding through WeFunder, is currently the only fully-electric outdoor powersports vehicle company in the industry and said it aims to be the "Tesla of the $10B outdoor powersports industry."

The company will offer three weird-looking vehicles:

The Grunt

Big tires and a small body are the defining features of this diverse terrain motorcycle. Starting at $5,995 reserved, the grunt will get you to its top speed, 60 mph, in six seconds with a 100 mile range, 70 feet per pound of torque and features swappable batteries so you can spend more time riding. The grunt is expected to become available in April or May 2021.

The Stag

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A more practical option, the stag has two seats and 150 miles of range. Volcon is offering the stag in both two and four wheel drive options, both of which will take you zero to 60 in five seconds, with a top speed of 70 mph and 300 pound-feet of torque. The stag starts at $14,995 but isn't even available for reservation yet.

The Beast

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If you just can't drive a vehicle without a truck bed, Volcon has you covered with the beast. This "beast" gives you double the torque of the stag, 600 pound-feet, a top speed of 80 mph covering a range of 150 miles and it will get you zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds. The Beast will cost you a pretty penny, $24,995, but you'll be able to feel the wind through your hair.

Production for the Stag and the Beast isn't expected to start until late 2021 in Austin. Through WeFunder, Volcon is offering equity in the company for investments of $1,000 and up.

Though these new vehicles aren't on the market, or even guaranteed to hit the market, if the grunt does well, expect to see these funky vehicles hitting the great outdoors soon.

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