Club Car, a world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, unveiled its lithium ion-powered golf car, TEMPO LI-ION, at the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME), Harrogate Convention Centre, U.K., on 22 January 2019.
TEMPO LI-ION, which extends Club Car’s TEMPO line of vehicles, is a redesigned car with a lithium ion battery seamlessly integrated into the car’s construction and operating system. The result is maximum management efficiency with up to 50 percent electricity savings, and a zero-maintenance battery.
“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. “What is truly exciting about the TEMPO LI-ION is that it is so much more than a “drop in” battery solution, with immediate reliability, efficiency and savings it brings to a course, and the potential for a fleet to evolve with the game and deliver an improved experience to golfers.”
Developed to automotive-grade safety and performance standards through Club Car’s exclusive partnership with LG Chem, a world leading automotive lithium-ion battery supplier, the batteries in the new TEMPO LI-ION do not require watering. This reduces a course’s water use over the lifecycle of its fleet and saves valuable labour time. In addition, TEMPO LI-ION’s 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 TEMPO LI-ION can be equipped with the Visage Fleet Management platform, which allows course superintendents to manage their fleet’s usage, performance and charging schedule remotely. The platform also allows course managers to push system updates remotely, freeing up time previously required for manual updates.
“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.”
TEMPO LI-ION features a flexible harness sleeving and automotive-grade fuse box to improve durability and serviceability, as well as to accommodate future upgrades. 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.
Learn more about the TEMPO LI-ION at www.clubcar.com