February 10, 2011

CHICAGO, IL, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ – BRP presents the Can-Am Spyder
hybrid advanced concept vehicle to the public at the Progressive
International Motorcycle Show from February 11 to 13 in Chicago,
. BRP announced the four-year research & development project
for a plug-in hybrid electric roadster in December, in partnership with
the Advanced Technology Center BRP-Sherbrooke University and with
funding from the Government of Canada’s Automotive Partnership Program.

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the hybrid Spyder roadster will be
equipped with an electric motor, lithium-ion battery and the Rotax
Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) engine. This engine is currently
used in BRP’s 2011 Ski-Doo snowmobiles. With 29 miles/gallon, it is the
most fuel-efficient engine in the snowmobile industry.

BRP aims for the hybrid roadster to be 50% more fuel-efficient than the
current Can-Am Spyder roadster with comparable acceleration and a total
range of 375 miles. It will also cut CO(2) emissions by half.

The advanced concept vehicle will be displayed to the public at this
weekend’s Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Donald E.
Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont. The BRP
booth will be located near the welcome center from February 11-13,

The next dimension in open-road riding, the Can-Am Spyder roadster is a
paradigm-shift with its unique Y-architecture. This three-wheeled
vehicle, with two wheels in the front and one in the rear, offers a
completely new and stunning look. Launched in 2007, it can best be
described as part motorcycle and part convertible sports car.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company,
is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing,
distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its
portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx
snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson
outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E-TEC, Can-Am
all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax
engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 90 countries.


Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, Rotax, E-TEC and the
BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its
affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective


Source: newswire

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