July 21, 2015 – E-Z-GO® today introduced the next-generation model of its popular RXV® golf car, equipped with a revolutionary combination of AC power and IntelliBrake™ technology for superior performance and increased energy efficiency.
E-Z-GO’s AC Drive technology is up to 25 percent more efficient than the DC technology traditionally used in electric golf cars, and provides a powerful, consistent and reliable ride on all types of course terrain. Introduced in 2008, this pioneering technology delivers superior energy efficiency, increased power and longer run times between charges.
The electric RXV’s patented IntelliBrake system encompasses two technologies: a motor brake that automatically slows the vehicle when traveling up or down steep grades, and a parking brake that automatically engages when the vehicle stops. This system also delivers full-time regenerative braking, redirecting energy back into the vehicle’s batteries whenever the brakes are applied, recharging the batteries during use and further extending the vehicle’s energy efficiency and range.
“The RXV has proven its reliability to golf facilities around the globe by demonstrating superior operational efficiencies through its AC Drive and IntelliBrake technology,” said Mike Parkhurst, vice president, golf for E-Z-GO. “In this next-generation vehicle, we incorporated feedback from our customers to develop an improved RXV that capitalizes on its performance with a host of upgraded features that enhance operational efficiency and guest experience.”
The RXV has been updated to give golfers an exceptional on-course experience, with a sleek, modern design, featuring fade-resistant automotive-quality paint. An integrated front bumper is designed to withstand impacts up to 5 mph, while side and rear bumpers provide all-around vehicle protection. The redesigned rear body maximizes storage space and offers the industry’s largest bagwell to easily accommodate the broadest range of golf bags. The interior has been designed to enhance the on-course experience, featuring contoured, ergonomic seating, larger dash storage, and an optional USB port to power smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
Besides the electric model, the RXV is also available with a 13.5 hp Kawasaki gas engine. The engine’s hemispheric combustion chamber generates high torque and hill-climbing ability, while providing competitive fuel economy. Both the gas and electric models come equipped with a limited slip differential to allow the vehicles to navigate loose, wet and slippery conditions and minimize damage to turf.
Available options include custom paint colors, premium seats, tires and wheels, a single point watering system, scuff guards, sun canopy and windshield.
E-Z-GO is committed to the quality of its vehicles, offering a limited four-year warranty on all new RXV fleets. Visit ezgo.com to learn more about the next-generation RXV, and E-Z-GO’s full line of fleet golf cars and utility vehicles.
The E-Z-GO Division of Textron Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility 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 Terrain™ and Express™ personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle.
Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.
About Textron Inc.
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