AUGUSTA, Ga. -- E-Z-Go, a Textron Inc. company and the world’s leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles, announced its MPT turf maintenance vehicles and Shuttle personnel carriers are now equipped with a Kawasaki gas engine delivering superior power, efficiency and reliability.
The 13-horsepower, 401-cc Kawasaki engine is offered exclusively on E-Z-GO’s MPT 800 and MPT 1200 vehicles and the Shuttle 2, Shuttle 4, Shuttle 6 and Shuttle 2+2. The single-cylinder engine runs at low RPM, creating less noise and wear while extending the motor’s lifespan. It’s also compliant with federal emissions standards and meets or exceeds those set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Other features and benefits of E-Z-GO’s Kawasaki-equipped vehicles:
o Outstanding fuel efficiency and operational range
o Easy to maintain and service due to the engine’s simplicity and placement
o Excellent acceleration, power, hill-climbing and cold-starting ability
o Cyclonic air filter removes moisture and large dust particles, extending engine life
o 16 MPH top speed
“We’re excited to offer this new engine on our turf maintenance and personnel carriers, which deliver the power, fuel economy and dependability demanded by their users,” says Kevin P. Holleran, president of E-Z-GO. “Golf course and grounds maintenance professionals, managers of private clubs and resorts, airport personnel, and operators of large commercial and public facilities can get their work done more efficiently and effectively thanks to the new engine, while our re-powered Shuttles provide a quicker, quieter ride than ever.”
Gas versions of E-Z-GO’s ST Sport, ST Sport II, ST Sport 2+2, ST Custom, ST Express and all-new ST 400, as well as gas-powered models of the RXV and Freedom RXV golf cars, are also driven by the Kawasaki engine.
E-Z-GO’s MPT vehicles are widely used by golf course superintendents and grounds professionals at venues such as sports stadiums and campuses. The MPT 800, also available in an electric version, boasts an 800-pound total vehicle capacity while the MPT 1200 can carry up to 1,200 pounds. Both vehicles feature a durable, corrosion-resistant chassis and numerous available options.
E-Z-GO’s Shuttle personnel carriers are preferred at large facilities including airports, resorts, factories and theme parks such as Universal Studios. With seating for as many as six and payload capacities up to 1,200 pounds, all Shuttles are also available in electric models, including the Shuttle 2+2 with E-Z-GO’s patented AC Drive system.
For more information on the entire line of E-Z-GO products, visit www.ezgo.com.
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles. E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for many of the world’s most revered golf clubs and resorts, and 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.
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