Collaboration between BRP and TM4
In a joint venture between Bombardier Recreational Products and TM4, BRP unveiled a Can-Am Spyder Hybrid concept and a fully electric Can-Am side-by-side concept at the EV 2012 VÉ Trade Show and Conference in Montreal.
The Quebec Minister of Natural Resources, Martine Ouellet, announced that the government will invest $1.3 million in the project as part of its Technoclimat program. ”We are proud to support two Quebec companies and, at the same time, the economic development and job creation in the province,” she said. ”This collaboration highlights our desire to position Quebec as a leader in vehicle electrification while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” TM4 has developed an electric drive system for light recreational vehicles which BRP will use on its own products.
Lighter and smaller, the system delivers ”maximum torque and power for maximum convenience,” explained Renaud Cloutier, vice president of business development at TM4.
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Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea‑Doo watercraft, Evinrude outboard engines, Can-Am all‑terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries. BRP currently employs more than 6,000 people worldwide.