Podcast: What’s the Experience Per Mile outlook for powersport products?

Unlocking a winning consumer experience with off road vehicles

Patrick Weldon

This special episode of the Experiences Per Mile podcast is guest hosted by Jeffrey Hannah, Director of North America at SBD Automotive and co-facilitator of the Experiences Per Mile Advisory Council.

Jeff is joined by Patrick Weldon, Director of Advanced Technology at Polaris. Patrick leads the advanced technology portfolio across all Polaris platforms, and directs technical teams and corporate strategy in mergers and acquisitions of key technologies from startups to equity investments, partnerships, and internal R&D into all aspects of business and engineering. During this discussion, Patrick shares how powersports products can unlock a winning consumer experience.

Key Takeaways:

[2:09] Patrick explains what Experiences Per Mile mean to him

[3:16] Giving powersport product users time to explore and to feel a sense of accomplishment

[6:19] Why Polaris decided to join the EPM Advisory Council

[8:25] The impacts of Polaris’ strategy of togetherness to its products and services

[10:21] The pack mentality and what it means to Polaris

[11:30] The Ride Command platform and what connectivity means for enabling new outdoor experiences

[14:03] Changes in the mobility space as a result of COVID-19 and how it impacted Polaris buying behavior

[16:45] The Polaris electrification strategy for its product line

[18:50] Patrick shares his predictions of what the future will hold for the industry

[21:26] Discussion of the most recent Polaris innovations


Brought to you by HARMAN

Mentioned in this episode:

Experiences Per Mile Advisory Council

EPM 2030 report

Polaris Inc.


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Ride Command evolved to be a new platform that connects the riders in the vehicle to the ones outside of the vehicle. #technology #experience #connection #Polaris #ExperiencesPerMile #EPM2030