Club Car Unveils Lithium Ion Technology

Orlando, Florida, United States: Club Car’s new TEMPO LI-ION, an AC motor and lithium ion-powered golf car and an extension of the company’s award-winning TEMPO line of vehicles, takes the modern-day golf car fleet to a new level by further enhancing the ‘in car experience’ and addressing the evolving needs of both golfers and course owners.

The global leader in golf, consumer and utility vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand unveiled the TEMPO LI-ION at this week’s PGA Merchandise Show at Club Car’s Booth #2928.

Club Car developed and tested TEMPO LI-ION according to automotive-grade standards so it could deliver the reliability and confidence critical for course managers seeking a lithium-powered solution.

Club Car’s TEMPO LI-ION can be equipped with the Visage Fleet Management platform, which allows course superintendents to remotely manage their fleet’s usage, performance and charge, as well as push system updates – freeing up time previously required for manual updates.

The new car also offers Shark Experience, the premier in-car course entertainment system exclusive to Club Car.

“After thoughtful research, design, development and testing, we’re proud to deliver the TEMPO LI-ION to the course management community across the globe,” said Mark Wagner, President, Club Car, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “What is truly exciting about the TEMPO LI-ION is the immediate reliability, efficiency and savings it can bring to a course, as well as the potential it offers a fleet to evolve with the game and deliver an improved experience to golfers.”

TEMPO LI-ION is more than a ‘drop-in’ solution; it is a redesigned car with a state-of-the-art electrical system and powertrain. The lithium ion battery seamlessly integrates into the car’s construction and operating system. The result is maximum efficiency in management and maintenance.

Developed through Club Car’s exclusive partnership with LG Chem, a world leading automotive lithium-ion battery supplier, the TEMPO LI-ION features a vehicle control module and battery management system with an automotive-grade fuse box to improve durability and serviceability, as well as accommodate future upgrades.

TEMPO LI-ION’s unique, smart charging capabilities include automated off-peak charging for lower energy costs and charging rates that are two to three times faster than lead acid powered cars. The batteries do not require watering, reducing a course’s water use over the lifecycle of its fleet.

In addition, the TEMPO LI-ION’s suspension system was redesigned for safety and features an aluminium frame, both contributing to its lighter weight and reducing the potential for course damage, when compared to a lead acid battery powered car.

“Built for the present and designed for the future, the TEMPO LI-ION represents the evolution of golf cars,” said Robert McElreath, Vice President of Connectivity, Club Car. “Our premier in-car connectivity offering coupled with the next generation of battery technology has resulted in a car that is focused on flexibility, control and progression of the game. Bottom line: the TEMPO LI-ION delivers reliability and peace of mind critical to course managers, and the connected, comfortable experience golfers want.”

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