Birmingham, AL -(AmmoLand.com)- A unique little electric vehicle combining innovation with the great outdoors is quickly becoming the talk of the industry and boasts its birthplace right here in Birmingham, Ala.
The new eco-friendly TORQ Suppressor VLE (Very Light Electric) off-road ATV is designed for the adventure-seeking outdoorsman or woman who wants more capability, maneuverability and overall performance in a hunting vehicle that can provide a stealthy and silent approach.
Available in both a single-seat and side-by-side version, the TORQ Suppressor VLE is quicker, quieter, lighter and tighter by design. This innovative electric off-road vehicle satisfies one’s need for speed with a swift, stable and silent ride and is ideal for hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor recreation, as well as farming, ranching, land management, department of conservation and law enforcement use.
The TORQ Suppressor VLE has a midget-racing/hot-rod-inspired heritage and features a full-coverage roll cage, race-worthy four-point safety harness, quick-release steering wheel, fully independent front and rear suspension and all-wheel disc brakes, providing both youth and other adult riders with peace of mind, even when driving on the most challenging terrain. No detail has been overlooked in engineering this game-changing electric crossover vehicle.
Founder Steve Brown said he designed the TORQ Suppressor VLE to fill a void in the market with regard to off-road electric vehicles.
“Up until now, hunters have had few choices, using either modified golf carts or loud, gas-burning ATV’s to get them to their favorite tree stand,” Brown said. “We wanted to engineer a new breed of zero-emission, off-road electrics that combined silence, stability and performance in to a single vehicle.”
Brown has a successful background in ATV parts and manufacturing and only uses top-of-the-line components for his electric off-road vehicles.
Specifically designed for trail riding, this electric vehicle is perfect for getting to and from your tree stand, hunting grounds, setting game cams or for exploring trails and dirt roads yet discovered. The TORQ Suppressor VLE’s lightweight is also a key design feature, which makes it easier to transport and maneuver than most other electric vehicles of similar size.
“One unique feature that we are most proud of is that the Suppressor VLE is ideal for those with limited mobility who want more freedom in the great outdoors,” said Rick D’Andrea, director of sales and marketing.
The TORQ VLE’s standard automotive-style brake and throttle controls can be easily converted to utilize the well-designed and easy-to-use Sure Grip Push/Rock Hand-Control System for drivers with limited lower mobility.
Unlike other hand-control styles, the Push/Rock system puts the operating handle in a vertical position; the driver eases the handle back to accelerate and pushes forward to brake. This unique rocking motion allows full-range braking and acceleration with minimal hand travel while keeping the hand in a natural position. The mobility controls install fast and easy, since each TORQ Suppressor VLE has the systems’ anchor points already engineered into the frame.
The 2016 TORQ Suppressor VLE is equipped with a 48-volt AC Brushless motor from Advanced Motors and Drives, a Curtis 1236 450 Amp AC motor controller, a fully documented whole car logic wiring harness and a Curtis dash display with speed, mileage, time and battery percentage readout. The Suppressor VLE also features regenerative breaking and a selectable ECO/SPEED switch for greater versatility in the great outdoors. The firm has also joined forces with Crown Battery Company, a premium U.S. manufacturer of industrial grade AGM batteries, using eight, 6-volt sealed maintenance-free batteries along with an On-Board Charger designed specifically for recreational EV’s.
No gas engine means no messy oil changes or fuel to haul or handle. The TORQ Suppressor VLE’s smart design means you’ll enjoy super low maintenance. Just plug in the onboard charger, and when the light turns green, you’re ready to go. It’s that easy.
So don’t wait. Check out the TORQ Suppressor VLE to see why it’s the lightest, tightest and quietest electric hunting vehicle on the market.
Visit the TORQ website at www.torq-vle to find additional information on models, options, specifications and pricing. Also, please check out and “like” the TORQ Facebook page for additional information, giveaways and contests.
About TORQ VLE:
The TORQ VLE off-road electric vehicle boasts the most innovative combination of silence, safety and performance ever engineered into an off-road vehicle. Handcrafted in the U.S.A., this driver-only vehicle performs quicker, quieter, lighter and tighter than any other electric vehicle on the market. The TORQ is the perfect vehicle for hunters, nature lovers and recreational drivers who want a vehicle that can provide superior speed and maneuverability without compromising safety or silence.
For more information about the TORQ VLE, visit www.torq-vle.com.