Club Car, the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles, has announced the development of a new 50% more efficient EFI (electronic fuel injection) engine, which brings exclusive automotive technology to the utility and transport vehicle markets.
Developed in partnership with Subaru, a leader in performance innovation, this new, compact 14 horsepower engine delivers better fuel economy, improved cold starting and enhanced power thanks to EFI and electronic CDI (capacitive discharge ignition) technology adopted from the automotive industry.
Club Car’s new EFI engine will feature on the company’s Villager 6 and 8 models, as well as the recently launched line of Carryall vehicles. Its filter-less oil system will help reduce emissions and environmental impact by 33% per oil change, and enable golf clubs and courses to decrease maintenance costs of a petrol fleet.
The new EFI engine’s automotive style chain driven OHC (overhead cam) uses hemispherical head technology that delivers improved intake efficiency, faster acceleration, and reduced emissions, which are unmatched by older OHV (overhead valve) engines.
The 404cc, Subaru single-cylinder OHC and engine block have unique designs to help reduce engine and oil temperatures, which, in turn, reduce wear and results in a longer engine life.
Additional benefits offered by Club Car’s new EFI engine include: