E-Z-GO Unveils Next-Generation RXV Golf Car
Story published at 13:54, Friday, January 29th, 2016
E-Z-GO has 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.
The new RXV is distributed throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East by Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment and sister company within the Textron group.
The RXV’s AC (Alternating Current) 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. In fact, the RXV maintains 97% of its speed when climbing hills and has best-in-class acceleration.
The electric RXV’s patented IntelliBrake system encompasses two technologies: a motor brake that automatically slows the vehicle when traveling up or down steep slopes, 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. It captures 21% more energy per round than its nearest rival in the premium fleet golf car market.
“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 Nick Brown, Ransomes Jacobsen’s International Corporate Accounts Manager. “In this next-generation vehicle, we’ve incorporated feedback from our customers to develop an improved RXV that capitalises on its performance with a host of upgraded features that enhance operational efficiency and golfer 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 designed to withstand impacts up to 5 mph and side and rear bumpers to provide all-around vehicle protection.
The redesigned rear body maximizes storage space and offers the industry’s largest bag storage area 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.
As well as the electric model, the RXV is also available with a 13.5 hp Kawasaki petrol engine. The engine’s hemispheric combustion chamber generates high torque providing excellent hill-climbing ability combined with competitive fuel economy. Unlike its rivals, both the petrol and electric models come equipped with a limited slip differential as standard, which allow the vehicles to navigate loose, wet and slippery conditions and minimise damage to turf.
Options include custom paint colours, premium seats, tyres and wheels, a single point watering system for battery maintenance, 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. For more information visit www.ezgo.com