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BF Goodrich and Volcon To Co-Develop New EV Tire and Suspension Technologies

Volcon Inc, an off-road Powersports company, is collaborating with BFGoodrich Tires to potentially develop an optimized tire, tire pressure monitoring system, and vehicle suspension system which will enhance electric UTV vehicle performance. The two companies will work together on several phases of development which will be determined as they move forward.

The Volcon Tech Innovation Group explores advanced technologies to enhance and evolve current and future Volcon products and will be the first UTV brand to work directly with BFGoodrich to co-develop this technology. The two teams will work together to leverage the power of the EV motor in tandem with BFGoodrich’s ActivAir, the Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) that makes real-time adjustments that aim to enhance off-road performance and increase the battery range of Volcon’s future UTV products. Additionally, Michelin North America, Inc. will supply Volcon with the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 UTV Tire as standard on all 2023 Stag LE models.

The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tire is a popular tire for serious off-road enthusiasts when conditions require reliable traction and toughness. As with all BFGoodrich tires, the KM3 comes with a Standard Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty, which will further enhance the quality of the all-electric Volcon UTV and further strengthen customers’ confidence in the Stag LE.

“As the market evolves towards electric vehicles, BFGoodrich is excited to work with companies that embody the adventurous spirit. Collaborating with Volcon will allow us to innovate in an exciting direction and help lead the industry into the future of off-roading.”

says Harold Phillips, General Global Manager for BFGoodrich Tires.

“We are excited to work with a world-leading tire supplier. The joining of our teams and technology will bring invaluable knowledge and experience to the development process as we work to bring industry-leading EV-specific solutions to market.”

explained Christian Okonsky, Chief Technology Officer of Volcon ePowersports based in Texas.

Volcan’s dedication to and investment in the quality of the materials and products installed on all Volcon electric off-road vehicles aim to deliver a product that meets the expectations and standards of its dealers and end customers. The addition of this top-tier tire on the Stag LE seeks to reduce the cost of ownership and equip the vehicle with the right tire to meet the capabilities of the high-performance UTV, which is expected to come to market in the third quarter of 2023.
The collaboration is based on Volcon’s mission to build industry-leading products that connect people to outdoor experiences through the intentional blending of leading technology and design. The alignment between Volcon and BFGoodrich allows the two teams to combine a deep talent pool of off-road enthusiasts who know firsthand the importance of being properly equipped to enjoy outdoor adventures and reach locations that others cannot. All while reducing the impact on the environment and creating a more sustainable future for off-roading.

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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking adventure and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries (including West Africa), circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, which was followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia before returning to explore the Americas. Graeme is the Senior Editor 4WD for Expedition Portal, a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six books, and an Overland Journal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell