Taiga TS2 Electric Snowmobile - Electrek's Test ride

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Electrek.co : I didn't add any music of anything to the video, mostly because I'm not a video editor and I suck at making videos in general, but also because I wanted people to hear the machine. Anyone familiar with the sound of snowmobiles should be impress by this.

CJB CJB : Meh. One of the best things about sledding is the smell.

Ryan Zenkewich : You guys should have had someone who knows how to actually ride a sled drive it. He drove like a granny. Promo for this sled would be to ride it to it’s full potential. But I guess if your a b!tch who wants a slow leisurely ride then this video is for you

Dan Pitre : An electric snowmobile would cost you probably 20k and maybe a range of 100km (being generous) A clean burning 2-stroke sled costs you around 10k with a range of around 200km It awesome to see the development of electric vehicles but it probably won't be affordable for another 5-10 years. Also, the best parts of snowmobiling is the sound, smell and the all out pure adrenaline from a 165hp sled.

DEVUNK88 : get an axys RMK chassis and drop that electric motor in it

otahu Rice : How far can you get on a charge?? An where the hell would I plug it in in the woods??

rc Ohio : Very cool machine! I’m a big fan of electric powered vehicles! However..... battery chemistry? To the best of my knowledge, every chemistry available today hates the cold!

Nichen : Dear Santa...(I know I'm early)

LordTunderinBy : As long as we continue to suck the petroleum nectar from sweet mother Earth I will continue to ride gas sleds and drive gas/diesel vehicles. I'm 100% certain nothing fuel driven is disappearing entirely in my remaining life therefore I shall enjoy.

Eric Pearson : Were is the Brappppp? That's not a real sled

D Jaquith : Looks nice, and interesting. You need to increase battery capacity to at least 100 miles (160 km). Also, what's the top end speed?

The ya : The seating and riding position looks so awkward. I highly doubt this could make it up the mountain and ride all day with making it down.

armzngunz : Has it been tested in very cold conditions? How long could you use it in a -30 degree celsius environment?

JDRTRM JDRTRM : Hmmm. 🤔 Think battery was getting low so he had to turn around cause you can’t push a sled back .... what’s the range 3.5miles 😏

Gamen4Bros : Sick

Off Grid Homesteader Cecil E Skinner : I just love the idea of this snowmobile... My wife and I live off grid and we use a solar set up here. We switch from a Husqvarna chainsaw to an 80 volt Greenworks battery saw just over a year ago, we will never go back to gasoline. How would this pull my Bobsleighs ? Would love to see a test video sometime as this is the answer for a lot of folks. Please feel free to look at our Youtube channel and see what I want one for. Thanks again 🌞

Redamp : el äckel

Ага Иваныч : для начало установите нормальные амортизаторы что ли? подвеску колбасит на старте жутко просто!

JayME : The demographic that ride sleds isn't the same that tyoically take to electric vehicles unless they significantly outperform existing gas versions...like Tesla has in the world of autos. Its going to be a long timr before we see an electric sled that can operate in the demanding amd often well below zero conditions a modern sled does...and be able to recharge as quickly as it takes to add 9 more gallons of fuel...great for a few but i don't see the masses buying it...maybe ski areas??

Lord Marshall : Someday it will happen but those specs aren’t in competition with what’s out there. Good job though, got to start somewhere. It will be hard to much the current manufacturers years of chassis, suspension, RandD, and racing experience and current handling attributes, good luck I’d buy when eventually

Kermit : Guys have to cut it some slack, that’s an awesome accomplishment for an industry 1st. In 10 years when battery range vs weight is figured out they will be so superior to gas in every way, that in anything requiring hp, defending gas will be like defending the steam engine, and the world will thank you guys for getting these early models out of the way imo.

zbudda : For places like state parks and private property...

Michael Kane : I love it ! Nice acceleration ! Nice not having to do warm ups like with gas in the minus temps . No fume smell after the ride on my winter gear and it won’t make the people who hate the loud 2 stroke noise complain where I ride! Get to see more wildlife this way. Where was this filmed?

Kae LusM : Oy oy. Me use motor, oil and noise.. Oy oy! Me caveman but me better than you because me said so, oy oy! Me like Vroom! because me boner oy oy! <-- that's pretty much how sound most comments here. I didn't think the target audience of snowmobile would be that retarded. That, maybe Taiga didn't include in their market survey.

bill739123 : It is better to get all the oil out of the ground so that crops can be planted.

Tyler Baldwin : what a pos lol that skid is garbage electric stuff is toys ill stick to my 1000 2 stroke

sportbikeguy00 : The future

Mike M : this thing looks and sounds sketchy as hell.. that rear skid looks like its about to wrap itself up into a heap when he takes off.

rmksledhead63 : I'm all for electric powerplants and the increased performance they deliver but I'm just not seeing it here...Try benchmarking a heavy yamaha apex and beating its straight line performance first, then try to deliver lightweight

Dan McAloney : Current sled geometry is rider forward. This design appears to take a few steps back. I'd hesitate to take this in the backcountry. Let's see some riding in deep snow and hills.

Armchair Sniper : What is the range on a sled like that and how does temp effect it

FAWEXX : slower than expected.

Hank Henry : Congratulations, ignore all the naysayers, the first cars were electric too!

Mark S-E. MI. : Too much ski pressure its darting side to side

freemen dontask : Utility sled version please. I can see the benefit for hunting bison in yukon with this. Sneak right up on them.

Joseph Smith : I love the fact that it is quiet and not horribly noisy like most snowmobiles!

Larse Lundqvist : Looks sucky....and bad rider position

Kermit : Actually sounds extremely loud but all gear sound, not sure I can even hear the motor at all?

DC9848 : Would like to hear more coverage on the electric snowmobiles, there are so many benefits to using these

DirtbikeDave Harry : It sounds so bad

Twisted Nasty : I’d rather have a regular snowmobile sorry but technology “electric” snowmobile or cars or dirt bikes are BS

Claude Desaulniers : That thing has really good pick up off the line.

canuckeh! : well they are on the right " track"!

Peter Robann Sobrepena : That acceleration and no noise 👍

Simon Fafard : Keep your gaz machines these are the best

Playin Possum Productions : POOR RIDER POSITION, HEAVY, SLOWER THAN MY 1996 380 FAN, STEEP HILLS DRAMATICALLY KILL RANGE. Why do I want to spend $15,000 on this? My 380 was free and is more reliable.

Liberty Barker : look you! take your idea to the next level. You put electric drive in an old concept. go to two small tracks with seperate controls and no sled runners

When i became the sun.. : How does it ride/ handle compared to the competition?

500sls : Looks like a cheap piece of plastic

Tom Burdick : What a waist!! Loud pipes save lives!!