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Taiga’s electric off-road performance powertrain is featured alongside a list of esteemed global companies focused on clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation.
“We are honoured to receive this prestigious recognition from Fast Company,” said Taiga CEO Sam Bruneau. “We founded Taiga just over six years ago with a mission to revolutionize the powersports industry with electric vehicles that transform the way people access the outdoors. This award further validates our mission and serves as evidence of the progress we have made toward changing how people connect with the natural world through our industry-leading electric powertrains, connectivity, and design.”
Taiga was born to electrify the off-road segment, the most challenging and demanding vehicle category. As a trailblazing off-road EV brand, the product line includes mountain, trail, and utility snowmobiles, as well as personal watercraft models. With a clean-sheet manufacturing approach and rigorous performance standards, the purpose-built electric powertrains allow outdoor enthusiasts to consciously explore without compromising performance, noise, reliability, and efficiency. No powertrain maintenance, customizable drive parameters and hyper-precise throttle controls contribute to ease of use and approachability. Bringing peak performance in all conditions and standard automotive charging, Taiga is setting the standard for durability and reliability in electric powersports.
Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 39 winners, 350 finalists, and more than 600 honourable mentions—with climate, social justice, and AI and data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Companyeditors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more. In addition, several new categories have been added this year including climate, nature, water, and workplace. The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.
“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” said David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”