E-Z-GO ELiTE Lithium Ion success in the market starting to stack up

Posted on 4 December 2018
E-Z-GO ELiTE Lithium Ion success in the market starting to stack up
With the list of E-Z-GO ELiTE Lithium Ion clients growing at a phenomenal rate, Golf Car World, State Distributor for E-Z-GO, Cushman and Textron Fleet Management Products in Western Australia & Northern Territory, decided it was an opportune time to find out just what ELiTE Lithium Ion Customers thought about this exclusive technology, and how it was affecting their venue's operations.

Clients of the new ELiTE Lithium Ion golf car were sent a survey and it came as no surprise that the ELiTE Lithium Ion vehicles have been extremely well received and that 100 percent of survey responses showed absolute satisfaction with the product

"The experience of the RXV ELiTE is fantatstic. The quality of Tim and his Team's service is excellent, nothing is too much trouble. Positive feedback has been received from our members who love the carts" Cottesloe Golf Club

Digging a bit deeper Golf Car World saw that 75 Percent of respondents suggested that the longer runtime and maintenance free batteries that ELiTE Lithium Ion products offer is what attracted them to the ELiTE product line.

"Longer run times means the fleet can do 36 holes easily. Less charging times and no maintenance - very happy" Collier Park Golf Club

"Golf Car World has been very good to us over the years. Not having batteries to water was a big bonus, also the automatic park brake is very popular with many of our senior golfers. The E-Z-GO Team spoke very highly of the product and convinced us to give it a try. We are very happy that we took their advise" Maylands Peninsula Golf Course.

Whilst only 42 percent of clients listed the reduction in energy consumption as a reason for moving to the ELiTE Lithium Ion products many were seeing the benefits.

One particular venue reported a reduction of up to 45 percent on their energy bill and suggested that the savings from the wall were far more than they had anticipated when purchasing the vehicles.

Originally thought of as a bit of an ancillary benefit survey results showed the importance of the vehicle weight reduction and reduced turf compaction for venues with 67 percent of courses surveyed suggesting this was a contributing factor in their vehicle purchase decision making process.

"Being Lighter, we have allowed the vehicles onto the course in wet conditions and noticed far less damage"

"The Ability to perform over a longer period of time, Lower power costs and lighter vehicle which results in less damage to the course with constant usage attracted us to ELiTE Lithium" Woodlands Golf Club

So, if you or your venue are in the market for a vehicle with a track record that is starting to really stack up, be sure to get in touch with Golf Car World or simply head down to one of the courses listed below and go find out for yourself what all the fuss is about !

Courses using ELiTE Lihtium Ion Products: Carramar Golf Club, Collier Park Golf Course, Cottesloe Golf Club, Hamersley Golf Course, Maylands Peninsula Golf Course, Margaret River Golf Club, Mount Lawley Golf Club, Secret Harbour Golf Links, Wembley Golf Course, Darwin Golf Club, Palmerston Golf Club.

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IntelliBrake™ Technology - E-Z-GO® the industry leader in AC and IntelliBrake technology

Posted on 4 December 2018
IntelliBrake™ Technology - E-Z-GO® the industry leader in AC and IntelliBrake technology

For more than ten years, E-Z-GO's RXV® golf car has delivered unrivaled performance for golf facilities around the globe. The only vehicle equipped with a revolutionary combination of AC power and IntelliBrake technology, the RXV has raised the bar on superior performance and energy efficiency. By using an innovative AC motor and IntelliBrake System, the RXV is more efficient, easier to use and provides better value than other vehicles.

What Does AC Technology Mean?

The next generation RXV utilizes the same pioneering AC technology introduced with the RXV's launch in 2008 that has been proven to generate increased energy efficiency, longer run time between charges and more hill-climbing power. AC, or alternating current, delivers power more efficiently and faster than direct current, or DC, because of the way it is transmitted. This makes AC vehicles efficient and powerful, all while using less energy.

What is the E-Z-GO IntelliBrake System?

E-Z-GO's patented IntelliBrake System encompasses two revolutionary technologies - a motor brake that slows the vehicle when traveling up or down steep grades, and an automatically applied parking brake. The motor brake automatically engages when you are driving to slow the vehicle on hills and the parking brake automatically activates whenever the vehicle is stopped, so your golfers no longer have to set and release a brake. Unlike mechanical brakes which waste energy by creating friction and heat, the IntelllibrakeBrake provides full-time regenerative braking. During this process, the motor captures the energy typically used to brake and uses it to recharge the batteries.

E-Z-GO's Unique Combination: Benefits of the AC & IntelliBrake System

1. Reliability: E-Z-GO's RXV offers increased reliability over other vehicles in the industry because of its revolutionary AC and IntelliBrake technology. With 15% greater efficiency compared to DC- powered vehicles, the RXV generates more power while using less energy, giving you a longer battery life and a 21% energy return back to the batteries from regenerative braking. Its superior hill-climbing ability and constant power allow the RXV to cover more ground quickly and efficiently. And with fewer wearable parts and a sealed brake, the RXV is reliable in any environment.

2. Experience: The RXV's advanced technology and rugged reliability offer premium performance and give your golfers a superior on-course experience. Equipped with robust AC power, the RXV maintains 97% of its speed when climbing hills, offers consistent all-day speed and best-in-class acceleration, giving your golfers a better pace of play. A parking brake that automatically engages whenever the vehicle is stopped is simple and convenient to use for golfers- and protects against damage. With the highest level of efficiency, durability, reliability and performance, the RXV makes your operation more efficient and gives your guests an experience second to none.

3. Value: The unique combination of the RXV's zero-emissions AC drivetrain and IntelliBrake System reduces operational costs and generates industry-leading efficiency. Delivering more power while using less energy, the RXV gives you increased battery life and up to 180 more rounds under warranty, stretching your investment further. Fewer wearable parts in the AC motor, such as brushes and bearings, and an IntelliBrake System that does not require brake pads, adjustment or parts replaced regularly help reduce maintenance time. E-Z-GO supports its AC and IntelliBrake technologies with the industry's largest network of factory-direct technical experts.

 

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New Cushman Titan XD Leverages AC Electric Drivetrain, IntelliBrake Technology to Make Work Safer, More Comfortable and More Efficient

Posted on 3 December 2018
New Cushman Titan XD Leverages AC Electric Drivetrain, IntelliBrake Technology to Make Work Safer, More Comfortable and More Efficient

AUGUSTA, Ga. Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduces a new model of its Cushman® Titan XD industrial burden carrier with a 48-volt AC electric drivetrain and exclusive IntelliBrake technology.

For over a decade, Textron Specialized Vehicles has led the golf industry in AC electric-vehicle technology under its E-Z-GO brand of golf cars, and now it is expanding its use of this ground-breaking tech in its Cushman line of industrial vehicles.

The combination of AC power and IntelliBrake technology enables the Titan XD to offer superior performance with greater energy efficiency, longer battery life between charges, and regenerative braking. IntelliBrake automatically slows vehicles on steep grades, and engages the Titan XD's parking brake whenever the vehicle stops, providing heightened safety for work crews.

The updated Titan XD is also equipped with new standard dashboard features, including a speed control switch that limits speed while transporting material, USB outlet, headlights, brake lights and state-of-charge meter. The Titan XD is available in both two- and four-passenger options.

Many other models in the Cushman lineup also leverage AC electric drivetrains and IntelliBrake technology, including the Tug, Shuttle 4, Shuttle 6 and Shuttle 8. To learn more, visit your nearest Dealer.

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ABOUT CUSHMAN

Since 1901, Cushman vehicles have been recognized light-transportation solutions for turf, commercial and industrial applications. Today, Cushman products include more than 15 different vehicle models, from rugged Hauler® utility vehicles, ideal for tough hauling and towing tasks in outdoor environments, to the imposing Titan, a fully electric material-handling vehicle for indoor environments with a load capacity of 3,000 pounds, to the Minute Miser, perfectly suited for transporting people and small loads across large facilities. Cushman vehicles are designed and manufactured by Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

ABOUT TEXTRON SPECIALIZED VEHICLES INC.

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG, Douglas, Premier and Safeaero brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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New E-Z-GO Express Vehicles Features Industry's First 72-Volt AC Electric Powertrain

Posted on 3 December 2018
New E-Z-GO Express Vehicles Features Industry's First 72-Volt AC Electric Powertrain

AUGUSTA, Ga. (May 21, 2018) Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the release of new models of its E-Z-GO Express personal transport vehicles, featuring the industry's first 72-volt AC electric powertrain to provide users with more power, range and performance.

"With the introduction of our 72-volt AC technology into our Express series, we are giving our customers an enhanced driver experience that allows them to get the most out of their vehicle," said John Collins, Vice President, Consumer forTextron Specialized Vehicles. "We are the first to market with 72-volt AC technology and continue to demonstrate our commitment to deliver innovative new products to the PTV sector."

With six 12-volt batteries and a 350-amp controller, the new Express models offer customers increased range and battery life, and seating for up to six passengers. The new 72-volt models are equipped with dual USB ports, an onboard charger and a state-of-charge meter. Also standard is a dash-mounted speed-selection switch that allows the user to easily toggle between maximum speeds of 12 mph or 16.5 mph, so they can tailor the vehicle's speed to its environment.

The exclusive 72-volt AC technology will be available on the E-Z-GO Express S6 and L6. The Express L6 features higher ground clearance and rugged tires, ready to take you wherever the trail leads in a smooth and stylish ride. With machined wheels and a lower ride height, the Express S6 is built to help you enjoy your days in style, and keeps you ready for whatever lies ahead.

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About E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO is an iconic, world-renowned brand in golf cars and personal transportation vehicles. Products sold under the E-Z-GO brand include RXV® and TXT® fleet golf cars, Freedom® RXV and Freedom TXT personal golf cars, E-Z-GO Express personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle. Known for innovation in electric-vehicle technology, E-Z-GO's newest offerings include the ELiTE series of lithium-ion powered golf cars and PTVs, and the company's exclusive 72-volt AC electric powertrain found in its latest Express series vehicles. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960, and today operates as part of the company's Textron Specialized Vehicles division.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG, Douglas, Premier and Safeaero brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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Introducing New Textron Fleet Management Shield Plus Technology

Posted on 10 November 2018
Introducing New Textron Fleet Management Shield Plus Technology
AUGUSTA, Ga. Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the launch of new Textron Fleet Management Shield Plus technology. Specifically designed for professional turf equipment and utility vehicles, Shield Plus enables golf courses to monitor, maintain and protect their equipment in real time, increasing productivity and more effectively managing course operations.

Shield Plus is a web-based management solution that can be accessed anywhere, at any time, on any web-enabled device, from a mobile phone to a desktop computer. The system tracks equipment activity and location, enabling course managers to monitor their equipment and work crews in real time. Shield Plus also uses geofencing and user-defined "speed zones" which will send you instant alerts detailing the location of equipment when exceeding speed limits or entering a protected geofence location.

Shield Plus also monitors equipment travel history and usage, mileage, hours, and idle time, and produces work efficiency reports that allow managers to evaluate and maximize their crew's productivity and more effectively balance workloads.

 

"Shield Plus technology has been developed with efficiency in mind. It's as simple as that," said Michael R. Parkhurst, Vice President, Golf & Turf North America for Textron Specialized Vehicles. "By providing a comprehensive set of analytic data, Shield empowers course managers with the information required to best utilize assets, deploy personnel and manage course investments effectively every day."

Beyond golf, Shield Plus is beneficial to many other types of facilities and across many applications, including grounds maintenance, facility management and operations at parks, educational facilities, sporting venues, theme parks, industrial plants and commercial campuses.

Shield Plus technology is the latest expansion of the Textron Fleet Management comprehensive suite of solutions that help facility managers focus on efficient operations, cost management, and customer experience -- all based on the unique needs of their facilities.  All TFM systems, including Shield Plus, are compatible with equipment from multiple manufacturers, and are backed by TechForce, an extensive cross-country network of service technicians.

In addition to Shield Plus, customers can also choose other TFM systems such as TFM Shield which specifically monitors, maintains and protects golf-car fleets or the TFM 7, TFM 7EX and TFM 10EX systems. In addition to providing fleet maintenance and monitoring functions, the latter systems enhance the golfer's experience with capabilities such as real-time range finding, two-way messaging, and pace-of-play tracking, on bright, high-resolution 7-inch and 10-inch screens.

To learn more about the newest TFM fleet management systems and compatible vehicles, visit www.textrongolf.com.

About Textron Fleet Management

Textron Fleet Management (TFM), a brand of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., provides GPS-based solutions to golf course operators to help them maintain the performance of their vehicles and equipment, monitor on-course activity, and provide an enhanced experience for their golfers. A range of TSM systems are available to meet the diverse needs of courses, from Shield screenless technology to TFM 7, 7EX and 10EX screen-based systems, now equipped with high-definition displays. For more information, visit textronfleetmgmt.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. company, is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG, Douglas, Premier and Safeaero brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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