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PHOTO CAPTION: Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle will now be manufactured in Iowa.

Polaris Becomes Electric Motorcycle Maker

The Minnesota-based recreational vehicle manufacturer buys Brammo, adding it to its growing lineup of electric vehicles.

Published: 19-Jan-2015

First it was GEM, the neighborhood electric vehicle maker whose low-speed runabouts are equally at home cruising retirement communities, shuffling across golf courses and patrolling college campuses.

Then it was electric-assist bicycles in the form of Minnesota startup Polaris eBikes, which first rolled out at Interbike in 2012.

Now its Brammo electric motorcycles. The powerful Minnesota-based outdoor recreational vehicle manufacturer just took control of the Ashland, Oregon company . From its public announcement, it plans to move electric motorcycle production to Spirit Lake, Iowa, where it moved GEM from its home in Fargo, North Dakota.

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