Textron Specialized Vehicles Introduces Cushman 72-Volt AC Electric Shuttles
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-07-11
AUGUSTA, Georgia — Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its new line of Cushman® Shuttle personnel carriers powered by the company's exclusive 72-volt AC electric drivetrain. The leader in AC electric drivetrains in the golf-car industry under its E-Z-GO brand, Textron Specialized Vehicles has incorporated this innovative technology, with its improved energy efficiency and increased range, into its Cushman Shuttle 4, Shuttle 6 and Shuttle 8 models.
"Our newest Cushman Shuttles are the latest example of our commitment to developing vehicles that support the evolving needs and demands of our customers," said Kevin Holleran, president and CEO of Textron Specialized Vehicles, which designs and manufactures Cushman vehicles in Augusta, Ga. "Leveraging the proven energy savings, power and range benefits of our 72-volt AC technology, these vehicles move our customers' employees and guests more efficiently and cost-effectively."
AC drivetrain technology is superior to DC electric power due to its alternating flow of charge, allowing it to deliver more power and performance while using less energy. The 72-volt AC drivetrain on the newest Shuttle models generates longer battery life, enabling vehicles to travel further between charges, and delivers remarkable hill-climbing capabilities.
Known for transporting people and cargo throughout large facilities, Shuttle vehicles are commonly found hard at work in a range of applications, including golf courses, resorts, airports, educational facilities, and college and commercial campuses. Cushman Shuttles feature standard headlights, brush guard, hour meter and USB port, and can be equipped with a range of options and accessories, including a limited-slip differential, brush guard, windshields, canopies, and more.
The Cushman Shuttle 4 features seating for up to four people, with a stake-side cargo bed to carry equipment, luggage or personal belongings. The Shuttle 6 features seating for up to six people, and the Shuttle 8 can carry up to eight.
To learn more about the newest Shuttles and Cushman's complete line of built-to-work vehicles, visit cushman.com.
Since 1901, Cushman vehicles have been recognized light-transportation solutions for turf, commercial and industrial applications. Today, Cushman products include more than 15 different vehicle models, from rugged Hauler utility vehicles, ideal for tough hauling and towing tasks in outdoor environments, to the brand's diverse line of industrial burden carriers such as the imposing Titan, a fully electric material-handling vehicle for indoor environments with a load capacity of 3,000 pounds. Cushman vehicles are designed and manufactured in Augusta, Ga. by Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. company, 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®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, 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, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit www.textron.com.
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