RELEASE: BRP Strengthens Its Kart Portfolio With New Entry-Level Rotax Electric Powertrain

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A new world opens up with the first 48V Powerpack

GUNSKIRCHEN, Austria, Nov. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BRP Inc. (TSX: DOO) (NASDAQ: DOOO) is proud to announce the launch of a new electric powertrain, the Rotax E10, reinforcing its electric offering for the karting. The new product has been unveiled today at the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) Grand Finals in Portimao, Portugal, where the international RMC karting community has come together. With the new E10 48V electric racing backpack, BRP-Rotax opens up a new world by offering consumers all the benefits of electrification with the same performance, ease of use and low cost of ownership that have become hallmarks. Rotax brand.

The Rotax E10 is designed for both professional and recreational karting. As for professional racing, this new electric powertrain is for racers between the ages of 6 and 12 and can be taken up to the Junior class. Complements the existing E20 unit already used by riders ages 12 and up. In the recreational arena, the new E10 also provides the perfect power for recreational karting racers of all ages.

"BRP has set out to electrify its existing product lines by the end of 2026, and today marks another milestone with the introduction of the new Rotax E10 engine to karting enthusiasts," said Thomas Uhr, BRP's Chief Technology Officer. "There is no question that the e-mobility trend is also taking the racing community by storm, and BRP-Rotax is determined to create cutting-edge powertrains to deliver game-changing experiences for its customers."

Peter Oelsinger, Managing Director of BRP-Rotax, and Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications, Rotax Propulsion Systems, added: "We are paving the way for zero-carbon karting racing by expanding our powertrain offering. electric for different classes of racing.The E10, fully electric and zero emissions, brings a totally new racing experience, with low noise and no odor.With this introduction, BRP-Rotax combines the success factors of its current product range with the features demanded by today's consumers, thus shaping a new market."

The E10 offers unique advantages to customers by simplifying karting to its core: electric technology allows for a "plug and play" concept and requires minimal maintenance effort, thus providing an easy and accessible racing experience. "Combining a chassis with an E10 power pack is all you need for a full season of racing. This race kit can even grow with your child or be used by more than one racer, simply by adding the second battery to double the performance Oelsinger continued. "It's the perfect concept for more than one child in the family or to share with friends. And young karting champions love having that boost button."

The E10 is the next step in BRP-Rotax's strategy in the field of e-karting, which focuses on the pursuit of the highest quality, the constant improvement of performance, exciting racing and the development of clean technology that is will make available to a wide range of brokers in the future. Removing the barriers to entry into the motorsports grassroots is key for racing to continue to grow as a whole.

The new Rotax E10 will be available for racing and testing for the first time from spring 2023. More information shortly. Follow us on our social networks, subscribe to our newsletter or visit our new website:

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We are a global leader in the world of motorsports, powertrain and boating products, built on 80 years of ingenuity and intense consumer focus. Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and sidepods, Can-Am off-road vehicles, Alumacraft and Quintrex watercraft, Manitou sidepods and systems Rotax marine propulsion engines, as well as Rotax engines for go-karts and recreational aircraft. We complete our product lines with a portfolio of spare parts, accessories and clothing to enhance the driving experience. With annual sales of C$7.6 billion in more than 120 countries, our global workforce numbers nearly 20,000 motivated and resourceful people.


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Elisabeth Ruschak, Strategic Marketing

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