Trojan Battery to Power E-Z-GO’s New TXT® 48 Fleet Golf Cart

Trojan Battery Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries, today announced that it has extended its contract with E-Z-GO as its exclusive supplier of deep cycle batteries for all new electric fleet golf carts made by E-Z-GO, including the Industry-leading RXV® and the recently introduced TXT® 48 fleet golf carts. As part of this new contract, E-Z-GO will also offer Trojan’s HydroLink® single-point watering system as an option. The HydroLink watering system will be available as an aftermarket accessory as well as factory-installed on Trojan batteries in select golf carts, like the RXV and TXT 48.

“Trojan is pleased with the extended opportunity to further strengthen our partnership with E-Z-GO,” said David Godber, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Trojan Battery Company. “E-Z-GO’s decision to use Trojan Battery in all of their fleet golf carts is an undeniable testimony to the quality products and services we provide.”

“Extending our partnership was an easy decision stemming from the outstanding collaboration that existed between our two companies,” said Kevin Holleran, president of E-Z-GO. “Trojan’s innovative battery technology has enabled E-Z-GO to integrate vital technological advancements such as the TruCourse Technology featured in our TXT 48. In addition, we rely on Trojan for its exceptional field support, which has resulted in improved efficiency and a higher level of customer service provided by E-Z-GO dealers and service locations nationwide.”

E-Z-GO’s new TXT 48 is an update of the proven TXT electric golf cart platform with a 48-volt DC drivetrain and E-Z-GO’s exclusive TruCourse Technology system, offering more customization settings than any other fleet golf cart on the market. The combination of the 48-volt DC drivetrain and TruCourse Technology also makes the TXT 48 10 percent more energy efficient than the previous 36-model, and its improved regenerative braking system provides up to 10 percent more power back into the batteries under normal operating conditions … lowering operating costs for the golf course operator.

As of mid-April, the TXT 48 and other new electric vehicles from E-Z-GO will also feature Trojan’s new T2 Technology, a series of refinements integrated for enhanced performance in Trojan’s most popular deep cycle golf batteries. Engineered to address the increasing performance demands of advancing OEM requirements, T2 Technology builds upon Trojan’s historically proven technology and incorporates improvements in electrochemical processing and battery design to achieve maximum sustained performance and deliver more total energy. Improvements include enhancements in Trojan’s Alpha Plus® Paste and the Maxguard® separator design. The T2 Technology will be available to the general public in Trojan’s flooded, deep cycle batteries starting in June.

About Trojan Battery Company

Trojan Battery Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries and a longtime battery technology pioneer, having built the first golf car battery in 1952. Trojan batteries provide power for a wide variety of industrial, recreational and auxiliary power applications. Trojan Battery Company, founded in 1925, is ISO 9001:2008 certified with operations in California and Georgia.

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About E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is a leading 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, ST personal utility vehicles, Shuttle personnel carriers, MPT turf-maintenance vehicles, and the 2Five street-legal low-speed vehicle. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman® line of heavy-duty material carriers.

E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for many of the world’s most revered golf courses, clubs and resorts. E-Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation’s ten largest course-management companies. E-Z-GO boasts the largest sales and service network in the industry, with more factory branch locations and independent distributors than any other manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles.

Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.

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