GEM and Goupil will round out Polaris Commercial’s line up of people-movers and utility vehicles.

Today, Polaris has formally announced the expansion of their product offering in Australia and New Zealand for the Commercial sector. In addition to the already successful Pro XD, RANGER EV and Taylor-Dunn product lines, Polaris will now offer the all-electric GEM and Goupil brands, which are well known and used across the United States and Europe. 

Goupil and GEM produce complementary vehicles, and their combined portfolio provides Polaris with a line-up of electric vehicles suited to a wide range of applications spanning from people-movers to light-duty haulers. By coupling Goupil and GEM with the strong, pre-existing Commercial line-up, Polaris truly has a vehicle solution for any need.

Goupil is an on-road, commercial electric vehicle, built on a modular design that offers many functional options and appeals to a wide variety of customers for stop and go applications. To start, Polaris will offer the G4 model, with plans to expand in the future. The G4 has a payload of up to 1,200 kg and is compatible with 30 different equipment attachments, making it the perfect vehicle for any job. The G4 vehicle can be adapted to many applications due to its versatility and modularity, but is most commonly used in landscaping, logistics and waste management.

In the United States, GEM is the market leader in the electric low-speed vehicle (LSV) industry. All-electric, street-legal GEM vehicles provide a safe, sustainable and cost-effective way to move people and cargo, all without compromising reliability or utility. GEM also provides premium comfort, safety and appearance for a variety of professional operations. With a range of two to six seat passenger vehicles and the GEM eL XD utility vehicle, GEM has a strong offering to support almost any application – from Universities and Governments to Hospitality and Parks & Leisure.

To advance and support the growing needs of this business, Polaris has established a new business unit – Polaris Commercial. Polaris Commercial operates within the Polaris Sales Australia organization which will support the new venture with marketing, technical support, logistics, parts and accessories. 

Polaris Commercial is actively expanding its dealer network to support these new brands and customers. The Taylor-Dunn brand will continue to be distributed via the Toyota Materials Handling group nationally, except for Victoria which is handled by Warequip. 

Goupil and GEM vehicles will begin arriving in Australia and New Zealand in Q4 2021 and will be sold through authorised Polaris Commercial dealers. A new website is also in development to educate and inform those in the commercial, government & defence sectors on the full Polaris Commercial product range. Those interested in learning more can visit the interim website at www.polariscommercial.com.au

“These are very exciting times for our Commercial business,” said Michael Cannell, Polaris Commercial National Sales Manager. “Adding the electric Goupil and GEM brands strengthens our line up and allows us to offer the right solution for any commercial need. We look forward to supporting more customers with our expanded line up and dealer network in the months and years to come.”

For any current sales or dealer inquiries, please reach out to info@polariscommercial.com.au

About Taylor-Dunn
Founded in 1949, Taylor-Dunn, a Polaris Inc. subsidiary, is a leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial vehicles. For over 65 years, Taylor-Dunn's burden carriers, personnel carriers, stock chasers, electric carts, and tow tractors have been the dominant solution for customers in a broad range of industrial, commercial and ground-support markets. Taylor-Dunn's guiding principle is to provide application-specific solutions that are tough, rugged, and dependable. Toyota Material Handling Australia are the Taylor-Dunn dealer network across NSW, QLD, SA, WA, NT and TAS. Warequip is the current Taylor- Dunn dealer in Melbourne, VIC. 

About PRO XD
The PRO XD line is built to withstand the tough duty cycles and usage on any worksite, boasting industry-leading payload and towing capabilities and unmatched durability, serviceability and safety tailored to the commercial working customer. Produced in Polaris’ state-of-the-art Huntsville, Alabama manufacturing facility, the PRO XD work vehicle is engineered to handle any construction jobsite, commercial work environment or government application, including operations and maintenance support, personnel transport and emergency response.

The Polaris RANGER EV is the standard in electric utility side-by-side vehicles – it needs little maintenance, works harder and rides smoother than any electric vehicle in its class. This model is offered through Polaris Off-Road Vehicle dealers for personal-use and through the Commercial network for large-scale work applications.

About Polaris Government and Defence
Polaris Government and Defence vehicles are forged from more than 65 years of off-road innovation and leadership. The commercial prowess and innovative culture of Polaris are leveraged to deliver unique value to government entities and military forces worldwide. This dedicated division provides highly capable, simple to use and affordable mobility platforms and vehicles that are readily available through easy procurement channels and supported through lifecycle training, service and maintenance from Polaris – the original equipment manufacturer.