Polaris patented a manual paddle shift style CVT similar to what is available in automobiles. I doubt they would put forth the effort if they did not plan on releasing some version of it at some point in time. You'll see that and a single seat RZR long before your high performance electric RZR.Let's establish one fact. Polaris is THE innovation leader in the UTV space today. They don't follow, they don't copy, they lead the way. This wasn't always the case, as you'll recall Yamaha started it all in 2004 with the Rhino. Yamaha again stepped up with the XYZ. Polaris will NOT be releasing a 2017 manual shift. Why not, because they aren't followers.