Lapland Safaris is introducing the first and long-awaited electric snowmobiles – Canadian Bombardier chose the company as the only participant in Finland
Press release | Mon Feb 27 11:46:00 2023
The world’s biggest recreational product manufacturer, Canadian Bombardier Recreational Products, or BRP, has introduced their first electric Lynx snowmobile. The snowmobile is specifically designed for guided safaris. BRP has chosen the event service company Lapland Safaris as the only Finnish operator that they deliver the new snowmobiles to. Electric snowmobile safaris will be starting in Lapland next winter.
Lapland Safaris has been working together with BRP Finland for a long time to develop safe and more environmentally friendly snowmobiles. Safaris has already been using the most low-emission four stroke engine snowmobiles, but this is the first time it will get the long-awaited electric snowmobiles on their trails in Rovaniemi and Luosto. The event service company has been waiting for this information for a long time.
– We are extremely excited and we have been waiting long for this. This is the first time when there will be consumer safe electric snowmobiles available on the market. We are proud to have been chosen to bring this product to the market as the only Finnish partner, rejoices Rami Korhonen, the CEO of Lapland Safaris.
Electric snowmobile safaris will be starting next winter
BRP’s electric snowmobiles are silent, easy to use, and, according to the manufacturer, produce zero emissions – and they do not look any different from the snowmobiles with internal combustion engines. These vehicles will not be available on the consumer markets at all, but they are aimed at guided tours only.
Lapland Safaris will arrange their first electric snowmobile safaris next winter. All snowmobiles will be charged using green electricity and they will have their own charging stations. According to the manufacturer, a fully charged snowmobile can run for about 50 kilometres and its maximum speed is 60 km/h.
– Electric snowmobiles are a logical and consistent continuation of the work for sustainability that we have been doing for years already. For a long time, we have compensated the carbon dioxide emissions from our safaris and used snowmobiles with the most low-emission four stroke engines, for example. This is an interesting new step and we believe that the silent, zero-emission snowmobiles may even open up brand new areas in Lapland for the Lapland Safaris, says Korhonen.
In addition to environmental questions, Lapland Safaris works with determination towards animal welfare and customer-safety, for example.
Read more about sustainability: https://www.laplandsafaris.com/en/about-us/sustainability
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Travel enterprise Lapland Hotels & Safaris offers northern experiences for all senses. It consists of Finland’s largest private hotel chain, Lapland Hotels, the largest experience service company in the Nordic countries, Lapland Safaris Group Oy, and Lapland Ski Resorts. The group has approximately 1,700 employees in total.
Lapland Hotels has 19 hotels, more than 2,400 rooms and apartments as well as over 10,000 restaurant seats around Finland: In Ylläs, Levi, Saariselkä, Rovaniemi, Olos, Luosto, Kilpisjärvi, Pallas, Hetta, Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu, and Kuopio.
Lapland Safaris offers unique outdoor activities in eight destinations in Lapland: Rovaniemi, Ylläs, Saariselkä, Levi, Luosto, Olos, Hetta and Kilpisjärvi.<< More press releases