Breakthrough in Golf Cart Technology
Edited by Robert H. Williams
A cutting edge fleet golf car — made by Textron’s E-Z-Go of Atlanta, Ga. — is said to have lower energy and maintenance costs when compared to previously made models and up to 350 fewer parts.
Ride and handling also have been improved, the company says.
A Textron spokesman points out the E-Z-Go RXV comes in both electric and gas powered models.
Among the features is a dual-braking system (electric). A fail-safe park brake automatically engages when the RXV stops — requiring no foot pedal engagement. It brakes automatically on steep slopes when needed and can hold a 40-percent grade. This “drive-by-wire” system maintains constant speeds, says the company. The system supplies recharge to the batteries whenever brakes are applied.