Club Car, a manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles, will be launching a new line of Carryall utility and transport vehicles to help customers switch from pickup trucks to gas, diesel or zero-emissions electric utility vehicles (UTVS). The new vehicles will be available in January 2014.
“We designed and engineered the new Carryall utility vehicle line based on customer feedback obtained through a global listening tour,” says Ross Lyons, Carryall’s product manager. “As a result, they incorporate the improved power, versatility, reliability and fuel efficiency today’s customers demand.”
In addition to work utility vehicles, the Carryall line includes Transporter transport vehicles — which can carry up to six passengers — as well as street-legal Carryall LSVs (low-speed vehicles), says Club Car.
To design a new engine for Carryall utility vehicles, Club Car partnered with Subaru. The 14-hp-rated, 404-cc, single-cylinder overhead cam engine features electronic fuel injection (EFI), capacitive discharge ignition (CGI), hemispherical heads and a case-hardened steel timing chain that enhances reliability, according to Club Car.
Most new electric Carryall utility vehicles will feature a combination of an on-board, high-frequency charger with an integrated cord retractor as standard equipment. The charger is 92% to 95% efficient, a 10% increase over the old charger, says Club Car.
When it comes to design, the new utility vehicles feature bigger cowls, long-lasting halogen headlights, contoured seating and spacious driver areas and foot wells, says Club Car. In addition, an optional cab is integrated into the vehicle’s design.
“The new Carryall utility vehicles raise the bar for utility and transport vehicles and offer our commercial, industrial and government customers a viable option over trucks and vans,” says Lyons.
For more information, visit www.clubcar.com.