The World’s Cleanest Electric Snowmobile: A Pininfarina Collaboration

Ty Emerald
By Ty Emerald

Get ready to glide over snow like never before, all while keeping the planet in mind! The world has just been introduced to the Vidde Mobility electric snowmobile, a game-changer designed in partnership with the legendary Pininfarina. This sleek machine promises the thrill of the ride without the usual noise or environmental toll of traditional gas-powered snowmobiles.

Christian Lystrup, the brain behind Vidde, shares a startling fact: terrain vehicles are responsible for a whopping 30 megatons of CO2 emissions annually, a figure surpassing two-thirds of Sweden’s total emissions. Enter the Vidde Alfa, a marvel set to drastically cut down CO2 emissions to less than 100g per kilometer, a stark contrast to the 550g per kilometer from its gas-guzzling counterparts. 

Eyeing a launch in late 2024 with a broader rollout in 2025, this electric beast made its debut on February 18, 2024, at the IceHotel in Swedish Lapland, signaling a fresh, eco-friendly chapter in snowmobiling.

What sets this snowmobile apart, aside from its environmental credentials, is its design and functionality. Equipped with a battery heating system, it’s ready to tackle the chilliest of environments, enduring temperatures as low as -39 degrees Celsius. The Pininfarina touch is unmistakable, with a vibrant orange and white color scheme adorning its sleek body, complemented by industrial black on the runner and treads.

This initiative isn’t just about creating an electric snowmobile; it’s about redefining the joy and sustainability of snowmobiling. The Vidde snowmobile will undergo rigorous testing in the expanse of Swedish Lapland to gather real-world data under actual conditions. With the first batch of units already snapped up, only a few slots remain for those eager to pre-book this revolutionary ride.

Annika Fredriksson, CEO of the Swedish Lapland Visitors Board, highlights the broader impact of this shift to electric snowmobiles. Transitioning to electric models could significantly benefit nature and wildlife by reducing CO2 emissions and noise pollution. 

This move aligns with ambitious sustainability goals set for 2030, offering a beacon of hope for a greener future.

In summary, the Vidde Mobility electric snowmobile, co-designed with Pininfarina, stands at the forefront of eco-friendly innovation in snowmobiling.

It promises power, performance, and minimal environmental impact, setting a new standard for outdoor adventure in snowy terrains.

Designers: Vidde Mobility and Pininfarina

Founded in 2021, Vidde Mobility Vidde is a Swedish company on a mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable winter mobility.

Pininfarina S.p.A. is an Italian car design firm and coachbuilder, with headquarters in Cambiano, Turin, Italy. The company was founded by Battista “Pinin” Farina in 1930.

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