The Industry leading ELiTE Lithium vehicles from E-Z-GO have been turning heads since launching in 2016. E-Z-GO ELiTE Lithium vehicles offer highly sought-after benefits that standard lead acid vehicles simply cannot offer. Benefits like: Quicker Recharge Times, Longer Run Times, Zero Maintenance on the Batteries, Less Turf Compaction and more comprehensive Battery Warranties.
With the significant shift in the market towards lithium technology over the last few years and the inevitable decrease in demand and consequential decrease in the value of lead acid vehicles in the foreseeable future, it is a great time to explore what golf vehicle buyers should be looking for.
The E-Z-GO ELiTE Lithium range of vehicles are in operation at over 125 courses in Australia with over 3000 vehicles sold. Equally as impressive is their market share in New Zealand with over 50 of the 200, 18-hole courses enjoying the ELiTE Lithium benefits.
Globally over 80,000 ELiTE Lithium vehicles have been sold into over 1350 courses and now more than ever with ELiTE Lithium also being offered in Cushman Utility and People Mover vehicles, runs on the board really do matter!
Buying a vehicle with a solid sales and after sales record is critically important; the technology comes with a steep and long learning curve, and with over 15 million field hours worldwide, ELiTE Lithium vehicles have well and truly flattened that curve.
Prior to the launch of ELiTE Lithium in the E-Z-GO golf vehicle range in 2016 the technology underwent extensive testing for a period of 5 years. Ushering lithium battery technology into the market allowed E-Z-GO the necessary time to test and trial the product prior to launch.
For the past 3 and a half years, ELiTE lithium technology has stood up; A recent case study showing that the ELiTE Lithium vehicles continue to provide the best results when it comes to: Battery Performance, Recharging Efficiency and Annual Cost of Operation.
Augusta Golf Cars, Master distributor for E-Z-GO, Cushman and Textron Fleet Management in Australia continue to seek out feedback from the market to better serve their clients the results speak for themselves!
Matt Bolton, General Manager at Cairns Golf Club said that Cairns Golf Club is very happy with their recent purchase of 15 E-Z-GO Lithium RXV carts.
Mr Bolton Said "The Club runs a fleet of 60 carts with the remaining 45 being the traditional style Lead Acid RXV's. After installing meters to compare electricity usage, the Lithium carts are saving the Club approximately 30% in charging costs."
"The carts are also noticeably lighter to drive and certainly reduce impacts from bumps on the course making for a smoother ride and less wear and tear."
"Our cart cleaning team are asking when the entire fleet is getting switched to Lithium as they love not having to regularly refill lead acid batteries."
"From a management point of view, by not having to water the batteries, there is one less potential safety hazard for staff as well as labour costs savings."
Craig Ridge, Director of Golf at Lake Karrinyup Country Club said "As WA's premier private golf course our members and guests expect premium quality products on offer and this is evident with our striking fleet of Patriot Blue E-Z-GO RXV ELiTE Lithium Golf Carts."
"We hire these carts out with complete confidence they will handle our undulating Main Course, last 36 holes comfortably and provide a premium experience with the various features within."
"The maintenance free batteries have substantially reduced our ongoing R&M costs which can become overwhelming at times with large cart fleets. Together with being highly energy efficient and eco-friendly, it's hard to see why you would choose anything else."
Anthony Sinclair, General Manager at Federal Golf Club said that Augusta Golf Cars have backed up all promises and gone out of their way to ensure to service the course beyond expectation.
Moving away from a fleet of petrol vehicles Mr Sinclair said "We are very pleased with the lower running costs the lithium solution provides in the carts, the setup of the storage and charging facilities was very easy. The carts seem to cause less damage to the course being lighter."
Darren Eckhart, GM at Keysborough Golf Club said "We have been using E-Z-GO carts for the past 14 years at Keysborough Golf Club. After changing over 90% of our fleet now to the new ELiTE lithium batteries we have seen a huge reduction in maintenance and the need to check carts. This has helped our bottom line as well as making us more confident the cart will do 36 holes if required."
Adam Causley, Golf Operations Manager at Murwillumbah Golf Club said "We are constantly receiving positive feedback on our new fleet and I always recommend the E-Z-GO RXV Lithium golf cart to anyone looking to purchase a private cart or any colleagues replacing their current fleet."
So, if you are in the market for a vehicle that delivers on its guarantees and continues to impress be sure to touch base with Augusta Golf Cars or one of their dealers, or if in New Zealand E-Z-GO NZ.
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