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Club Car ‘Finnish’ the deal

11.55pm 27th April 2003 - Corporate

Club Car has shown that it is more than capable of success in the golf car market by winning some of their most significant fleet deals ever seen in northern Europe.

Club Car buggy fleets have always been a common sight in the temperate climes of Spain, Portugal and other Mediterranean golfing countries but in recent weeks Club Car has made impressive progress in the Scandinavian and north European markets, where large buggy fleets are not the norm.

Club Car has just clinched Finland’s largest ever golf buggy fleet deal. Club Car is supplying a fleet of 40 electric IQ golf cars to Kytaja Golf Club, a new development situated approximately one hour from Helsinki.

The new order is for the IQ DS model and the feature that helped seal the deal is the IQ’s ‘winter storage’ facility. Winter storage is managed through the IQ’s onboard computer system. This monitors the level and condition of the battery charge throughout the long winter months – which are especially long in Finland.

For the fleet operator this means easy management and peace of mind. The vehicles can simply be put into storage in the autumn and operators know that they can leave them more or less unattended until the spring.

This is the second deal that Club Car has won in northern Europe so far this year. The company recently sold the first buggy fleet in Germany to be fully equipped with an onboard GPS system. The fleet of 50 electric IQ DS cars was purchased by Sommerfeld Golf and will be used at Friedberg golf course near Frankfurt.

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