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While Brammo's production arrangement with Flextronics was a pretty significant deal, their latest strategic partnership may prove even more momentous. Powersports powerhouse Polaris Industries has helped close out its $28 million series B funding round in style and committed to synergistically dipping their vast peanut butter resources into the electric motorcycle maker's technology chocolate. So to speak.

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How can an EV save your life when giant insects attack? California-based electric vehicle manufacturer Epic has an answer in a new promo touting the off-road ability of its Amp ATV, a rugged, all-electric four-wheeler that features "silent mode."

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Occasionally, our search to cover all types of battery-powered vehicles takes us off road and on to paths less traveled. That's the forte of UK-based Avid's newly launched electric utility vehicle, the E-Warrior. Boasting superior off-road performance, the E-Warrior is designed for applications ranging from agriculture, landscaping and facilities management to more on-road-oriented tasks like closed campus operations at universities, ports and airports.

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Epic EV Torq – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Having just recently returned home from the TTXGP at the Isle of Man, where its race bike managed a very respectable second-place finish in its class, Barefoot Motors has officially opened its doors. The event, complete with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony, took place June 25th in Ashland, Oregon.

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Peugeot Capsule concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery

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Electric vehicles seem to have a bright future ahead of them. Although it may take a little while before a majority of our cars and trucks are running on electrons instead of gasoline, there appears to be a slice of the recreational market that's ready to make the switch now. Just over a year ago, we wrote about a new electric ATV that was co-designed by Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters fame, and the machine seems to be progressing nicely. Barefoot Motors calls their machine an Earth Utility Vehicle

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