Taylor-Dunn, now part of Waev Inc., is a leading provider of commercial and industrial EV solutions. For 75 years, our broad portfolio of proven electric utility vehicles, burden carriers, stock chasers and personnel carriers have been powering productivity across the United States and the world.

Today, our team remains committed to pushing the boundaries of EV technology to create real value for our customers—while remaining true to our DNA of building durable and sustainable mobility solutions that work.


This year, we celebrate 75 years of business from the very spot  it all began. The Taylor-Dunn brand was born in innovation on an Anaheim, California, farm where our first electric vehicles were developed. Today, we produce EVs that can be seen working in an expansive set of use cases across the world.

We share this milestone with our employees, dealers and customers. Their partnership and collaboration have been instrumental in bringing the Taylor-Dunn brand to new heights.

As the world embraces greener, safer, more productive mobility solutions, our vehicles have emerged as the go-to workhorses. We remain committed to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology to create real value for our customers for many years to come.

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With more than 250 employees, people are at the center of everything we do at Taylor-Dunn and Waev. Meet some of the experts that are pushing our company forward.


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Taylor-Dunn 75 Years
Taylor-Dunn Celebrates 75 Years of Industrial Electric Vehicles

Taylor-Dunn, a leading industrial electric vehicle manufacturer, is proud to announce its 75th anniversary. With a rich legacy of designing and producing commercial and industrial utility vehicles, Taylor-Dunn has become synonymous with productivity, reliability and safety. As Taylor-Dunn celebrates its milestone year, it remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology in a way that creates real value for customers. 

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Waev Launches Bigfoot S: An All-New Compact Burden Carrier

Waev Inc. launches the Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot S: an all-new compact burden carrier from the long-standing leader in durable and versatile utility EVs. Designed for customers who need big towing and payload in tighter spaces or better freight density, the Bigfoot S expands the dynamic Bigfoot burden carrier lineup with a more cost-efficient offering.

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All-New Lithium-Ion Tiger and Taylor Dunn Vehicles

Waev Inc. launches the all-new, fully electric, lithium-ion-powered Tiger tow tractors and Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot utility vehicles— unlocking significantly lower total cost of ownership, zero emissions, industry-first safety features and limited maintenance.

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Waev Purchases GEM, Taylor-Dunn, and Tiger

Waev Inc. purchases the GEM, Taylor-Dunn, and Tiger businesses from Polaris Inc. Founded by five former Polaris leaders, Waev strategically places GEM and Taylor-Dunn at the forefront of the business.

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Polaris Industries acquires Taylor-Dunn

Taylor-Dunn joins GEM, Goupil, Aixam and ORV commercial vehicles as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris, as an adjacent market extension.

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Taylor-Dunn Expands Product Lineup with Bigfoot Models

Aptly branded, the 36- and 48-volt AC-powered Bigfoot sported a longer operator’s compartment, significantly improved legroom, and more comfortable ergonomics. In 2015 and 2016, Taylor-Dunn also launched the Bigfoot XL and Bigfoot 3000. These larger versions of Bigfoot enabled more towing and payload capacity and were huge advancements for the Taylor-Dunn lineup.

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Goodwin purchases Taylor-Dunn

Arthur Goodwin introduced lean manufacturing, a "just-in-time" method. He also expanded upon the product line, brought in a German built precision laser cutter and an engineering software to allow for rapid prototyping of engineered drawings for the highly customized vehicles, all of which are still used today.

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New Commercial Solutions

Taylor-Dunn leaves the golf cart industry to focus on commercial markets including manufacturing, universities, airports and more.

Introduction of The E-450

At the time, this stand-up tow tractor reinvented vehicle maneuverability for safer operation in narrow aisle towing applications, such as the warehouse or manufacturing facility.

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Taylor-Dunn makes its television debut

Taylor-Dunn appears on the silver screen for the first time in Hawaii 5-0, and continues to share starring roles in the sports and entertainment world today.

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Taylor-Dunn releases first neighborhood electric cart

Taylor-Dunn releases the model “R” Trident three-wheel neighborhood electric cart complete with headlights, taillights, and turn signals. In 1963 a four-person pickup version was released.

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Taylor-Dunn enters the golf cart market

Taylor-Dunn released its first three-wheeled golf cart in 1955—the model “PG” Taylorcar. In 1961, Taylor-Dunn introduced their second golf cart line, the “Tee-Bird.”

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Fred Dunn joins the business

Fred Dunn, Mr. Taylor's son-in-law, joined the business in 1951, and several years later the company changed its name to Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Company. Before long, the company began making and selling vehicles to hundreds of ranchers and nurseries from San Diego to Simi Valley.

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R.D. Taylor Sr. starts the "Taylor Shop"

Mr. Taylor initially built a small electric-powered cart for personal use in his poultry supply business. After receiving inquiries from other ranchers about the little cart, he decided to build a few for friends and neighbors. The year was 1949, and the business was named the "Taylor Shop".

Proud to be part of the Waev Family

 Founded in 2021, Waev is a strategic partner dedicated to solving the mobility market’s challenges with nimble innovation and comprehensive solutions. Waev proudly manufacture, distribute, market, and support the GEM, Taylor-Dunn, and Tiger brands.

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