FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2019
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduces closed-loop electronic fuel injection (EFI) technology on all E-Z-GO RXV® and TXT® golf car models and for Cushman’s Hauler®, Refresher® and Shuttle® vehicles. Closed-loop EFI technology adjusts the fuel-to-air ratio in the engine to improve fuel economy, reduce engine service needs and lower emissions.
“The engine that the golf world has come to depend upon and trust in our fleet vehicles, will run more efficiently with the new technology,” said Michael R. Parkhurst, Vice President, Golf & Turf North America for Textron Specialized Vehicles, which designs and manufactures E-Z-GO and Cushman vehicles. “This new engine will offer our customers increased performance, lower costs of operation and a greener ecological footprint.”
Closed-loop EFI technology uses an oxygen sensor to read exhaust levels, which enables sensors in the new engine to adjust the fuel-to-air ratio, delivering better engine performance in all weather conditions. The new EFI technology increases the number of operating hours between service intervals, resulting in less maintenance. Exclusive sound-deadening techniques on the E-Z-GO TXT deliver a quieter driving experience for the operator and passenger; By installing an extended air intake hose, as well as sound-absorbing foam under the seat and rear-body access panels, engineers reduced engine noise and created a more pleasing engine pitch.
E-Z-GO is an iconic, world-renowned brand in golf cars and personal transportation vehicles. Products sold under the E-Z-GO brand include RXV® and TXT® fleet golf cars, Freedom® RXV and Freedom TXT personal golf cars, E-Z-GO Express™ personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle. Known for innovation in electric-vehicle technology, E-Z-GO’s newest offerings include the ELiTE series of lithium-ion powered golf cars and PTVs, and the exclusive 72-volt AC electric powertrain found in its latest Express series vehicles. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960, and today operates as part of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
Since 1901, Cushman vehicles have been recognized light-transportation solutions for turf, commercial and industrial applications. Today, Cushman products range from rugged Hauler utility vehicles, ideal for tough hauling and towing tasks in outdoor environments, to the imposing Titan, a fully electric material-handling vehicle for indoor environments with a load capacity of 3,000 pounds, to the Minute Miser, perfectly suited for transporting people and small loads across large facilities. Cushman vehicles are designed and manufactured by Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Jacobsen®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, 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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit www.textron.com
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