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E-Z-GO MPT 800 Precision Drive System(tm)

Written on the 20 April 2009

E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, announces that its MPT 800 electric turf-maintenance vehicle is now available with the company's proven Precision Drive System, allowing golf courses and resort facilities to tailor the vehicle's performance characteristics to the unique topography and terrain of their location.

The 300-amp Precision Drive System (PDS), long used in E-Z-GO's trusted TXT fleet-golf car, has separate programmable settings for mild inclines, steep hills or flat terrain. Each setting tailors the vehicle's acceleration, speed and regenerative braking characteristics to meet the unique demands of a facility's topography.

The system allows operators to help ensure that a vehicle is used safely, and with maximum energy efficiency, regardless of the facility's environment.

"PDS technology has proven its worth for years in our TXT fleet-golf product in the form of increased performance and energy efficiency for our customers," said Mike Parkhurst, Vice President of Sales for E-Z-GO. "We are excited to be able to respond to our customers' needs by providing this unique technology, exclusive to E-Z-GO, in the popular MPT 800 vehicle."

In addition to the PDS model, the MPT 800 is also available with a 13 hp Kawasaki gas-powered engine with hemispheric combustion chamber, providing increased horsepower and climbing ability with reduced emission and greatly increased fuel mileage. Both models feature an 800-pound total capacity, seating for two and a 5.9-cubic-foot cargo bed.

For more information about the MPT 800 and E-Z-GO's entire line of golf and specialty vehicles, visit www.ezgo.com.

About E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles. E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for seven of the top 10 of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses as ranked by Golf Digest. E-Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation's 10 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.

More than a maker of golf cars, E-Z-GO is also a leading provider of industrial, turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries. Products under the E-Z-GO flagship include the Shuttle Personnel Carrier, ST Trail Utility vehicles, and the Clays Car, the world's first vehicle designed specifically for the sporting clays shooter. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman line of heavy duty burden carriers.

Founded in 1954 in Augusta Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960. Textron Inc. is an $11 billion multi-industry company operating in 32 countries with approximately 40,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

About Textron

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a $14.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 28 countries with approximately 42,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

 

 

 

 

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