Electric Vehicle Systems Inc. (EVS) was created for the purpose of designing and manufacturing electric vehicles and the technologies that support electrically driven systems. The original owners had a vision to create an electric vehicle platform and conducted research and development on electric bikes, scooters, hybrid scooters, and electric ATVs. When the owners of EVS passed away, there was a change in philosophy of how to grow the company and it was put up for sale in early 2008. Partners, Bill Northrup and Philip Kurlander purchased EVS in July 2008 with a focus on commercialization of EVS’s electric ATV, the E-FORCE. In March 2009, with rising overheads and a faltering U.S. economy, Northrup and Kurlander made the necessary decision to move EVS from Waukegan, IL to Ellicottville, NY where Northrup has his residence and deep roots in the community. He saw the opportunity to reduce mounting operating expenses by utilizing vacant warehouse and office space in Ellicottville. Kurlander, also a lifetime New York resident and business owner saw great potential to help stimulate a depressed manufacturing work force in western New York. EVS currently occupies a facility fully capable of all aspects of design, testing, manufacture, assembly, sales, and customer service, located at its worldwide headquarters in Ellicottville, NY.
The development of the modern All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) represents a unique trend in light-vehicle transportation technology. The ability of these vehicles to navigate almost any terrain and weather conditions, in a package much smaller and lighter than a conventional vehicle, make ATVs ideal for utility and recreation vehicles. Recognizing the tremendous utility that ATVs offer, EVS has brought its industry leading electric drive technologies to the common ATV to create the world’s cleanest, quietest, and most efficient ATV ever, the All Terrain Electric Vehicle (ATEV). These ATVs are designed and customized to satisfy the needs of almost any user. EVS has designed its ATEV for the following applications: agriculture, property owners, recreational users, home and professional utility use, construction, police and local law enforcement, national, regional, and local government security, private and public border patrol and regulation, sportsmen, and campers, public and private parks maintenance, transportation and utility in areas with no gasoline, airport tarmacs, large industrial facilities, and many other applications