AUGUSTA, GA — E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company and the world’s leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles, today announced its MPT turf maintenance vehicles and Shuttle personnel carriers are now equipped with a Kawasaki gas engine delivering superior power, efficiency and reliability.
The 13-horsepower, 401-cc Kawasaki engine is offered exclusively on E-Z-GO’s MPT 800 and MPT 1200 vehicles and the Shuttle 2, Shuttle 4, Shuttle 6 and Shuttle 2+2. The single-cylinder engine runs at low RPM, creating less noise and wear while extending the motor’s lifespan. It’s also compliant with federal emissions standards and meets or exceeds those set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Other features and benefits of E-Z-GO’s Kawasaki-equipped vehicles:
Outstanding fuel efficiency and operational range
Easy to maintain and service due to the engine’s simplicity and placement
Excellent acceleration, power, hill-climbing and cold-starting ability
Cyclonic air filter removes moisture and large dust particles, extending engine life
16 MPH top speed
“We’re excited to offer this new engine on our turf maintenance and personnel carriers, which deliver the power, fuel economy and dependability demanded by their users,” says Kevin P. Holleran, president of E-Z-GO. “Golf course and grounds maintenance professionals, managers of private clubs and resorts, airport personnel, and operators of large commercial and public facilities can get their work done more efficiently and effectively thanks to the new engine, while our re-powered Shuttles provide a quicker, quieter ride than ever.”
Gas versions of E-Z-GO’s ST Sport, ST Sport II, ST Sport 2+2, ST Custom, ST Express and all-new ST 400, as well as gas-powered models of the RXV and Freedom RXV golf cars, are also driven by the Kawasaki engine.
E-Z-GO’s MPT vehicles are widely used by golf course superintendents and grounds professionals at venues such as sports stadiums and campuses. The MPT 800, also available in an electric version, boasts an 800-pound total vehicle capacity while the MPT 1200 can carry up to 1,200 pounds. Both vehicles feature a durable, corrosion-resistant chassis and numerous available options.
E-Z-GO’s Shuttle personnel carriers are preferred at large facilities including airports, resorts, factories and theme parks such as Universal Studios. With seating for as many as six and payload capacities up to 1,200 pounds, all Shuttles are also available in electric models, including the Shuttle 2+2 with E-Z-GO’s patented AC Drive system.
For more information on the entire line of E-Z-GO products, visit www.ezgo.com.