Aurora Just Released the World’s First Electric Snowmobile

Throttle through the fresh powder silently, powerfully, and sustainably.

By Rachel Cormack 27/09/2019

The electric vehicle industry is surging—we’ve seen battery-powered riffs on everything from Harley Davidson hogs to burly pickup trucks and vintage Fiat Jollys—and despite feeling like we’ve just about run out of things to give the ‘e-treatment’ to, an electric powertrain has just popped up somewhere entirely new.

Rovaniemi-based Aurora Powertrains has released the world’s first all-electric snowmobile, which promises to throttle through fresh powder silently, powerfully and sustainably. Initially developed for the company’s Aurora eMotion experience—safaris which see up to 16 adults traverse the Arctic Circle on an emission-free eSled—the snowmobile is now ready to hit the slopes elsewhere.

Put to the test in the snow-covered peaks of Finland, the Aurora Electric Snowmobile features wide tracks and agile front skis for precise control, as well as regenerative braking to help handle any precarious downhill runs. In addition, the high-tech thermal management system, emergency/crash alerts and state-of-the-art vehicle tracking mean you can explore the snow safely.

Aurora Electric Snowmobile

Courtesy of Aurora Powertrains

Currently, there are two versions available: The Touring model, which delivers a gutsy 60kW, 160Nm of torque and a top speed of 104km/h; and the Utility edition that’s packed with 100kW, 1240Nm of torque and can cruise at a max speed of 100km/h. Both snow sloggers boast a range of roughly 40 miles and can be fully charged in less than an hour when plugged into a DC Fast charger. There is also a Long Range model in the works, with specs yet to be announced.

If you’d like to get your hands on one of the Aurora Electric Snowmobiles, you can contact Aurora Powertrains for more information on pricing and availability. Alternatively, you can book an Artic safari and cruise through the snow-clad forest of Rovaniemi for as little as US$186. Further booking information is available here.

Aurora Electric Snowmobile

Courtesy of Aurora Powertrains


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