ATG (JanFeb13) - POTs, ITS & V-Glide

Question: PA in Minnesota writes; I hear a lot about POTS, ITS, V-glide and all sorts of values, tell me what all that means?

According to Roger: What is meant by those short terms is “throttle inputs”. Car manufacturers use different inputs as part of what they feel best suits a control system they wish to use. Accelerator, linkage and location on the car can play part of why a particular throttle input is used. Pricing and Controller can play a part as to what input the manufacturer may use. So it is not some sort of part that is pulled off the shelf and put on a car (without thought going into it). Going one step further, we call the whole assembly an accelerator.
One POT (potentiometer) that is used and is most common through the years is a rotated shaft that moves across a carbon trace either in a clockwise or counter clock wise rotation. Most common resistance on this type of POT is a 0 to 5K or 5K to 0 wipe. Wipe just means the movement from beginning point to ending point based on accelerator pedal depression. A POT can have many resistance values so you must look at the manufacturers specifications to determine the POT value for the car it is being used on. So you can think of this type of POT as being a variable resistor that is mechanically activated.
ITS (Inductive Throttle Sensor) just means it is a voltage controlled input. Again, with this type you have to know the manufacturers voltage inputs before testing. There are different configurations of this Sensor so do not be fooled by how it looks. An Inductive Sensor does the same thing as a POT, except it uses voltage variances to change the speed of the car.
V-Glide (multi-step pot) is just another form of a resistive wipe (similar to a POT) but uses a set of resistors in series and uses a carbon based brush and copper contacts to vary a step by step resistor alignment for car speed. Again it can be either a 5K to 0 or 0 to 5K wipe. Some are a 2 wire circuit and some or a 3 wire circuit. The third wire on some systems is used to supply a negative to the assembly. Again, you must know what the manufacturer of the car is using.
Testing and trouble shooting POTS or ITS is just a matter of knowing value and having a VOM to test with. Purchase a good quality VOM (Volt/Ohmmeter) that has DC voltage ranges of 20 to 200 volts (DC). Resistances ranges of 200, 2000, 20K and 200K ranges (digital meters). Digital is a little easier to use than Analog but that is your choice. Just make sure the Analog meter has an RX100 scale. Some POTS are very difficult to connect to so it is advised purchasing a set of self penetrating clips as well. As the car market changes you will see more and more of a need for self penetrating test lead clips.
Having the correct input to a controller is very important. The logics of a controller can only operate based on the input it sees. As an example a customer may have a controller using a 7K to 1K POT input. A controller is mounted on a car that uses a 5K to 0 POT. The controller will sense that 5K potential and shut the car down. This is called high pedal detect and is a safety feature built into a controller. At 5K the controller sees a partial throttle condition (40% on). This particular controller has to see 6K to 7K for the controller logics to perform. Otherwise the system is shut down. We see this continually on our tech lines and returns. The market has produced many brands of controllers for speed and torque applications. This has expanded into a lot of stock control systems to speed and torque replacements. Doing so does create problems for technicians that did not do the installation. The installer sometimes may change a POT input to match whatever controller he may have in stock to get the install completed. So do not trust what was done before you as sometimes what the manufacturer actually put into the car may not be there now. This has become quite common so pay close attention to exactly what system is being used in the car. Test first, and than order is my suggestion for getting the correct part you may need to order. Freight back and forth in todays world can be expensive. If you need further assistance feel free to email me for testing procedures for your car.

ATG (MayJun13) - Solenoids on Gas Car

QUESTION: A.N. from Nebraska writes: You talk a lot about double solendoids on electric cars but nothing on gas cars that have the old 5306 key switch that never works. What can I do to replace that key switch, it keeps falling apart and I am frustrated with it?

ANSWER: The power circuit is battery positive to normally open side of solenoids. Selecting either solenoid 1 or 2 allows positive to flow out the jumper to F2 or F1 depending on forward or reverse mode. Let’s say for now we have selected solenoid 1.  Then based on that selection positive will flow out the orange cable to F2 and through the fields and out F1 to normally closed contacts on solenoid 2. Positive then flows through the cable to F2 and through the fields and out F1 to normally closed contacts on solenoid 2. Positive then flows through blue cable to A2 and through the armature to A1 ground. You just reverse the flow selecting solenoid 2.  NOTE: Wire colors vary as this is only guide.
You may choose what wire colors you wish to use. The sequence is all that matters.

guru-solenoids

TS (MayJun13) - F&R Switches

By: Matt Vallez

This article first appeared in May/June, 2010 issue of Golf Car News magazine, it has been updated, fact checked and reprinted for this issue.

Over the last few years dealers have been “beefing-up” their electric golf cars. It started with a motor or field coil change, then the controllers. Then the motors started to get even larger, and this meant larger, higher amp controllers. It soon became necessary to have 4-gauge wire to put it all together so nothing would melt.

All these modifications allow, or require higher amperage to flow through the power wiring to the primary electric components. The problem is that one part is often overlooked during this “beefing-up” process, the F&R switch.

I was speaking to the brains behind EV Parts Inc. Roderick Wilde and discussing the interesting things he has done with electric cars, mostly for racing purposes, (go to: www.suckamps.com) to come up with a hot topic for this months article. He and I both agreed that the F&R switch is the most overlooked part when “beefing-up” an electric car. Although this is not as exciting as modifying an electric postal jeep to reach speeds of over 100 MPH, it is a hot topic, literally.

Cars are often modified with the stock F&R switch unchanged except to connect a smaller gauge or thicker power wires to them. This is unacceptable and will only cause problems somewhere down the line. A mechanical F&R switch has a hard enough job as it is. It is always “on” so to speak; current is always passing through it. Your F&R switch is a circuit between the controller and your motor, and they must be capable of the same amp load. Once the switch is shifted from one direction to the other, it first passes through a natural point, so as not to arc before reversing the polarity to the field coils. Otherwise the load is constant.

These switches were designed to handle the stock amps, not the new level. Think about it, you just installed a 500-amp controller, this means that if required, your controller will send 500-amps to the motor, and that means 500 amps right through your F&R switch. The original system is capable of handling about a 350-amp peak, if that.

There are two good solutions that I know of. The simplest and least expensive is to modify a stock F&R switch to handle the load. The weakest part of these switches is the buss bars. On an E-Z-GO switch they are between the contacts on the cam, or part that moves.

These buss bars are thin and not made to carry large amps. Just replace them with some 3/16 inch thick by ½ inch wide copper bar and you’re off to the races.

The second alternative is more complex and more expensive. It requires replacing the mechanical switch with two, six terminal solenoids and a three-position control switch. For the solenoids, use two Nivel #1165 for 36-volt or Nivel #1130, both of these are rated at 200-amp continuous and 600 amp peak. This will work for most applications. As this is a more complicated set up I have made up a diagram to help.

Next time you are making a “beefed-up” electric car remember the F&R Switch. Because your “beefed-up” electric car is only as good as its weakest part, so make sure that’s not the F&R switch. Nivel now manufactures a line of F&R switches for high amp applications. Ask your Nivel salesperson for more information.

Industry News - May/June 2013

KENT MANUFACTURING CELEBRATES THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Kent Manufacturing celebrates their 40th year in business. The company started with designing accessories for the Yamaha G1 and 3-wheel E-Z-GO. Kent Manufacturing is still able to sell any part it has ever designed, so anyone with a Hyundai or Melex is still able to convert it into a utility vehicle or 4-passenger. The current product line includes sun tops up to 20 feet long, accessories, manual and electric dump beds, custom boxes, and other products featuring aluminum and plastic fabrication. We do our own powder coating so custom colors can be accommodated. Kent Manufacturing has debut a new web site to show all their latest creations with more already waiting to be added.

The growth and success of the company is attributed to partnering with dealers to provide innovative solutions to their golf car and utility vehicle needs. A primary goal of Kent Manufacturing is to create an enduring and mutually beneficial relationship with each dealer. This fact is proven by their inquiry referral process. Each dealer with an open account with Kent Manufacturing receives referrals from all direct REOs that originate from their designated service area, either from phone, fax, email, or website. Kent Manufacturing wants their dealers to provide sales and service to the end user so that we can concentrate on producing quality products made in the U.S.A.

To provide perspective to the longevity of Kent Manufacturing, in 1973 Xerox introduced the color copier and gasoline was 40 cents a gallon. Vice-president Chad Drobisch who is marking his 25th year with the company would like to thank all the dealers who have grown over the years with Kent Manufacturing and promises to provide the quality service that they have deserved from many more years to come.

Kent Manufacturing can be reached by email at info@kentmfg.com or visit www.kentmfg.com

BEST BUY GOLF CARTS ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF ROBERT “BOB” HOFFMAN
Best Buy Golf Carts announces the addition of Robert (”Bob”) Hoffman joining their staff. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Bob grew up attending school at Kiski Area High School. After graduating from high school Bob joined the Army for service to his country. He did so by serving as an intelligence analyst for the Army during his tour in Vietnam.

After receiving an honorable discharge, he married his high school prom date, Linda, and are the proud parents of two children Rob and Chris. They are also grandparents to three grandchildren: Rylan in Florida, Hailey in California, and Jonathyn in Pennsylvania. While raising a family, Bob and his wife successfully started and operated Get The Picture, a one hour photo and photography business in central Pennsylvania. Bob has also excelled in the field of photography with some of his images being shown around the world.

In 2007 Bob joined the sales staff of Best Golf Cars in South Carolina and later excelled to the position of sales and store manager. He contributed greatly to Best Golf Cars as the manager until relocating to north Florida in 2012. Bob is now the newest member of the Best Buy Golf Carts team. “We are pleased Bob has decided to join us,” says Michael Rosenbarker, CEO of Best Buy Golf Carts. “We are benefitting from his expertise and leadership, and look forward to a banner year with his helpful consultation. Feel free to drop in and say hi and welcome him to the community.”

About the company: Best Buy Golf Carts has been in business in the Jacksonville area and Green Cove Springs since 1976 and supplies golf cart parts and accessories throughout the United States. Specializing in resolving golf cart electrical issues, Best Buy Golf Carts also sells new and pre-owned golf carts, golf cart parts and accessories, and builds customized carts. They are the areas only authorized Trojan & Powertron, USI battery dealer and they are a authorized Nivel and E-Z-GO Authorized Dealer. Visit their large show room to view pre-owned, new and custom golf carts and their stocked parts room with some of the lowest prices on golf cart parts and golf cart accessories.

For more information visit their website at www.BestBuyGolfCarts.com.

GOLFING WITH GUNS
The driving carts and views of snow-capped mountains may lead you to believe you’re at a golf course. But this Las Vegas complex has one major difference.

“What’s different here is instead of having places in the golf cart to put your bags with your golf clubs in it, we have gun racks built in these carts and a place to put your ammunition,” said Steve Carmichael, program administrator for the Clark County Shooting Complex.

The $3 million, “five-star” sporting clay course, located 25 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip at the Clark County Shooting Complex, offers 30 different shooting across 75 acres of land. The sport more commonly known as “golfing with guns” offers experienced shooters a chance to test out their skills.

“Every station offers a different type of shooting challenge,” said Carmichael. “All the target launchers are different on each shooting station. It’s made to simulate upland birds or maybe even game running on the ground.”

And for those without experience, no worries.

“We can cover the whole gambit because we got people that can come out here with you and can show you how to do it,” added Carmichael. “I have some excellent ringmasters that are glad to come out here and spend time with you.”

The course is open to the public Sunday through Wednesday, with gun rentals starting at $20 and driving cart rentals for $50 a day.

4WD KIT FOR GOLF CARS DELIVERS ON POWER
SilverWolf Vehicles Inc. has introduced a motor kit that bolts to the front suspension of a golf car to provide 4WD performance and act as an independent drive system.

Two motorized wheels offer ultra-high levels of torque without limiting the vehicles top speed. “The motors provide over 250 Nm of torque to each of the front wheels”, says company CEO, Bill Jager,“ which almost doubles the pulling power and traction of a standard golf car”.

The kit bolts easily to the existing steering and suspension system and works well with both lifted and stock vehicles. The 4WD is engaged by using a dash mounted switch that controls the amount of torque provided by the motors. The motor kit can also be adapted to gas UTVs and other vehicles to make them true hybrids.

Contact Information: www.silverwolfmotors.com

DOYLE GOLF ANNOUNCES GOLF CAR PARTS ADDITION TO ONLINE INVENTORY
Doyle Golf, one of the premier online retailers of golf course products, announced the introduction of golf cart parts to their vast inventory. The new product line covers a wide range of golf cart parts, including windshields, replacement tops, tires, and custom accessories. Customers shouldn’t have a problem finding exactly what they need as most parts are available for Club Car, E-Z-GO, and Yamaha brands.

“The addition of golf cart parts to our website gives us the most comprehensive offering of golf course products online,” said Mike Doyle, President of Doyle Golf. “We’re excited to expand our inventory and give our customers, golf courses and individuals alike, the most convenient, one-stop shopping experience.” The new line of golf cart parts is available now, and additional products will continue to be added based on customers’ needs. The products are all competitively priced, and many products offer multiple color options to customize each golf cart.

For more information, visit www.Doyle-Golf.com or email info@doyle-golf.com

U.S. BATTERY SPONSORS A CROSS COUNTRY GOLF CART RIDE, DRIVEN BY OFF-DUTY U.S. COAST GUARD MEMBERS IN SUPPORT OF THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
U.S. Battery is sponsoring an effort to raise $50,000 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, by supplying its US 145 XC-2™ Deep Cycle batteries for a golf cart that will be driven 3,900 miles across the USA. Ray Rehberg and other off-duty military volunteers will be driving the street-legal cart through 13 states at an average speed of 25 miles per hour. The electric golf cart uses a 48-volt system that requires the use of eight deep cycle 6-volt batteries. “We’re happy and honored to be involved with this unique project,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery Executive VP, Sales and Marketing. “Because our US 145 XC-2™ batteries are made for extreme power, extreme longevity, and carry maximum amperage for longer periods of time, it will help the team reach their miles per day goal, which could end up being nearly 200 miles on occasion”.

To accomplish this, U.S. Battery will supply six sets of batteries that will be recharged using multiple QuiQ™ industrial battery chargers donated by Delta-Q Technologies. The QuiQ™ Charger’s reliable on-board design and customized charge algorithm for U.S. Battery make it a good solution to take the power from a portable generator and rapidly put energy into the battery pack.” “With our involvement, the Carting for a Cause team will always have a fresh set of batteries to maximize their travel time,” says Wallace.

The event, scheduled for May 2013, will begin in Petaluma, California. “It’s never been done before,” Rehberg says. “Nobody has ever driven an electric golf cart across America from coast to coast.” Their mission to raise funds, awareness, and support for injured service members will also include stopping at various Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, Disabled American Veterans chapters, American Legions, Veteran’s Hospitals, and other military areas to visit with as many veterans as possible from all military branches.

For more information, contact U.S. Battery at www.usbattery.com. Carting for a Cause is a not for profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

For additional information and donations, visit www.cartingforacause.org.

CLUB PRO MANUFACTURING USA ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF ENCOMPASS GOLF CART ENCLOSURES, LLC.
Club Pro Manufacturing USA, a leading innovator of highly engineered golf car accessories, is pleased to announce the acquisition of all intellectual property and the material assets of Encompass Golf Cart Enclosures, LLC. The acquisition aligns the Encompass design with the engineering, manufacturing and distribution capabilities of Club Pro Manufacturing USA and paves the way for the immediate market release of the Encompass.

The Encompass Enclosure, featuring an exclusive, patent-pending design, combines affordability, modular functionality, automobile-like styling (with full functioning doors) and all-weather protection for the golf cart marketplace.  The enclosure system installs in under one hour and the doors can be removed in seconds.

Club Pro Manufacturing USA is a New York-based fully-integrated engineering, manufacturing and fulfillment center for golf car accessories.  The Encompass will be available June 1 for the Precedent model.  Orders are being pre-booked now.  Please contact Club Pro MFG at 1-800-467-2844 or info@clubpro.com for more information.

Industry News - January/February 2013

YAMAHA GOLF-CAR COMPANY ANNOUNCES AN INDUSTRY FIRST FOR FLEET GOLF CARS
Yamaha Golf-Car Company is pleased to announce the introduction of Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) for Yamaha fleet golf cars.
As an industry first, the Yamaha Electronic Fuel Injection system offers many benefits over traditional carbureted fuel delivery systems. Those benefits include:
The greenest gasoline-powered golf car available with the industry’s smallest carbon footprint
•    Cleaner burning with less exhaust emissions
•    Smoother, more responsive acceleration
•    No choke required
•    No need to re-jet to compensate for less dense air in higher altitudes
•    Provides as much as 34% better gas mileage than the competition
“We’re very excited to be the first golf car manufacturer to offer Electronic Fuel Injection to our fleet customers” says Tom McDonald, President of Yamaha Golf-Car Company. McDonald adds, “We were able to draw from the technology gained from other reliable Yamaha products such as Wave Runners, outboard motors, motorcycles and ATV’s that also have EFI. The benefits of Fuel Injection will elevate our cars to an unprecedented level, not to mention the benefit of saving thousands of dollars in fuel costs for our customer.”
For more information visit www.yamahagolfcar.com

WITH BAD BOY BUGGIES, E-Z-GO EXPANDS ‘NOT-GOLF’ OFFERINGS

Until this year, E-Z-GO was divided as golf and not golf.
Well, “not golf” has a lot more square footage in the manufacturing space at E-Z-GO’s south Augusta campus as production continues to ramp up on a series of electric vehicles meant for people to drive on roadways or hunting trails.
In 2003, Mississippi entrepreneurs Bubba Kaiser and Joe Palermo invented the dual-motor, electric four-wheel-drive Bad Boy Buggy and started making them in a small shop in Natchez. Because it was electrically driven, it was quiet, making it ideal for hunters. Seven years later, E-Z-GO bought the company. Some of the employees still work in Augusta. Holleran said the company bought Bad Boy because it had a good brand appeal and came with its own distribution channel.
The Bad Boy line went up in Augusta in January 2011. The first year was spent maintaining the brand and building them like the old company did in Mississippi, said Eric Bondy, the vice president of consumer business. The old buggies were built off a golf-cart derivative, Bondy said. “And it doesn’t look like a golf car anymore.” DC battery systems were replaced with AC systems. A new technology was used in creating the camouflage covering. The company weened off the old suppliers, some of them in China, in favor of E-Z-GO’s supply chain network.
The Ambush rolled into the outdoorsmen’s convention SHOT Show in January, going into production in July. Other new models called Recoil and Instinct were developed, Bondy said. Ambush is a hybrid. It has an electric motor running the front axle and a gas motor powering the rear. Range anxiety is the big issue to overcome with hunters, Holleran said. “Hunters want to make sure the vehicle they leave with in the morning when they take it off the charge is going to take them back at night,” he said.
By changing from DC to the 72-volt AC, which came out in the RXV golf car in 2008, the battery life and efficiency nearly doubled. With 40 or more miles of range, the new edition of Bad Boy can be marketed to other areas of the country where hunters must travel longer distances.
For more information please visit, www.badboybuggies.com.

PRIDE GOLF CARS CELEBRATES 15th ANNIVERSARY

Pride Golf Cars, established in January 1998, by Pete Ruselowski, it’s founder and owner, takes great pride in celebrating its 15th Anniversary.
Pride Golf Cars, a wholesale brokerage company specializes in all makes of ‘top quality’ used golf cars. It also provides transportation arrangements after the sale.
The company is ventrally located in Salinas, Kansas. It serves the United States and Canadian markets as well as overseas. Pride Golf Cars is proud of its’ success and thanks customers, and transportation providers for their continued support in helping to sell over 30,000 ‘top quality’ used golf cars during this time.
Pride Golf Cars pledges to continue to provide the same quality golf cars and most importantly, to continue to care about customers who helped reach this milestone. Visit www.pridegolfcars.com for more info.


THOROUGHBRED GOLF CARTS KEEP BOCA GRANDE ROLLING

Family owned business customizes recreational cruisers
Boca Grande and golf cars go together like Gasparilla Island and fishing tournaments. It’s not just a good fit, it’s a great fit.
The ubiquitous golf car is a stylish, economical way to tool around the island. Many of those sporty rides come from Thoroughbred Golf Carts.
“I would say we’ve got a good bit of business on Gasparilla Island,” said Owner Bill Lutz, who took over Thoroughbred Golf Carts in 2005. “We don’t have all of it by any means.” Thoroughbred Golf Carts survived the Great Recession because it’s “a breed apart from the rest,” he said.
“That’s what our motto is,” Lutz said. “We’ll do a better job than you’ll get anywhere else.”
Lutz employs an 11-person staff, which includes his son, David, who manages the operation. The Westchester, N.Y., native started vacationing in Florida in 1993 and moved here full time in 2001. Lutz said golf cart buyers should understand it’s not like buying a car. Age doesn’t really matter as much with gold carts, which can be reconditioned and revitalized affordably - unlike autos. “Age isn’t significant for golf carts,” he said.
Battery care is key.  Most batteries should last at least five years if cared for properly, he said, and some can nearly double that lifespan.
Golf cart price points start around $5,500 and, dependent upon options, can top $20,000. Tips for buying a golf cart include making the following decisions: Choose between four- and six-person carts. Two-person carts are just too small for most families, he said. Choose colors, wheels and tires. These are the primary accessories but beware: They can add thousands to the purchase price. Headlights and taillights are becoming standard but roofs - longer or shorter?
It takes just three days to two weeks to ready most golf cart orders. Thoroughbred Golf Carts will even store carts for snowbirds for $1.50 a day and prep charges. This year, TGC is storing about 80 golf carts for Gasparilla Island-area owners.
He believes this season will show measured improvement for his business. “So far we’re building a lot of carts,” Lutz said. “I think the season will be improved.”

CLARK MATERIAL HANDLING COMPANY EXPANDS GLOBAL PRODUCTS WITH ACQUISITION OF EVERGREEN ELECTRIC VEHICLES, LLC

CLARK Material Handling Company (CLARK) announced it has completed its purchase of EverGreen Electric Vehicles, LLC (EverGreen). This acquisition immediately expands CLARK’s global markets to include industrial vehicles, utility vehicles (UTVs) and golf cars. With this transaction CLARK acquires an established electric car product line-up, full manufacturing facility and proven sales and marketing team.
Dennis Lawrence, President and CEO of CLARK expressed his thanks to everyone involved in this transaction. “I want to welcome the EverGreen team to the CLARK family. Their product offering complements our existing product line. Industrial vehicles are a market segment many of our dealers already participate in and EverGreen’s addition will only strengthen the position of many of our Dealers in their specific territories.” Keith Andrews, a founding member of EverGreen commented, “I believe this strategic sale of EverGreen to CLARK will significantly benefit both organizations. CLARK brings remarkable resources including purchasing, engineering and financial strength to bear on our mutual behalf. We could not be happier for our end users and employees.”
In addition to industrial vehicles typically found in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing CLARK now offers a line of electric powered personal transport vehicles and utility cars for on/off pavement applications. These products represent proven incremental sales opportunities (both new equipment and aftermarket parts) for CLARK and EverGreen authorized dealers.
For additional information on CLARK, its products or to locate a dealer visit us on the World Wide Web at www.clarkmhc.com.

FLOW-RITE ANNOUNCES SALES DIRECTOR AND MAJOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Flow-Rite is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Todd Hart and the promotion of Rob Brock to the newly created positions of Sales Director and Major Account Manager.
As Sales Director, Todd will oversee all Flow-Rite sales efforts, including both our battery watering and marine businesses.  He will be a bridge between the sales team and home office, strengthening lines of communication.  Todd will also be involved with developing new markets and industries, as well as working closely with the marketing department on various projects.
Todd comes to us from B & J Rocket, where he worked for over eight years and was the General Manager.  For the last few years, Todd had been a business development consultant for Flow-Rite.  “I’m excited to be a part of a dynamic, growing, and engineering-focused business,” says Todd.
As Major Account Manager, Rob will focus on the needs of battery OEMs, as well as supporting our larger dealers.  He will also be post-sales support and a trainer for these customers.
Rob has been an essential part of the Flow-Rite sales team for eleven years. “As Flow-Rite has continued to grow, we knew that we had to expand our team,” says Rob. “I feel that the addition of Todd and my move to major account manager is a perfect solution that enables us to manage our team and customers to our maximum abilities.”
We look forward to Todd and Rob in their new positions. For more information on Flow-Rite, please visit www.flow-rite.com.

LITHIUM BOOST POWERS FLEET OF 14-SEAT BUSES

Lithium Boost Technologies, Inc., the leading innovator of lithium technology for low speed electric vehicles has provided their lithium battery solutions for a fleet of 14 seat passenger buses for Intel at their Sun Lakes, Arizona facility. The busses are used all day long to shuttle people across a 1 square mile parking lot to their offices. John White our Arizona distributor put the systems together in his dealership, Classi Golf Cars in Sun Lakes, Arizona using their 72v, 20a chargers and 130ah lithium battery cells system. “I hope it will be a screaming success, and anticipate it to be so” -John White
Lithium Boost Technology Inc. Based in San Diego, CA. has been developing the system for over 4 years. We tested the system in over 120 vehicles globally with great success. We currently have several dealers that are featuring our system. We are supporting 60AH, 100AH, 130AH, 180AH and 200AH cells. The size of the cells will be customized to the customer application. We have a strategic partnerships with CALIB USA & Lithium Storage Incorporated to provide quality automotive quality cells. We also have a robust supply chain operation.
To learn more about our products please visit our website: www.lithiumboost.com

CS (MayJun13) - Oreion Motors LLC

OREION MOTORS LLC
In 2006 a British company opened its doors under the name Mini HUMMER Europe. Initially the business dealt in the marketing of many existing custom carts while also creating their own vehicles off existing chassis.

After a few good years trading, which saw them open many international dealers via their existing network, the company started to feel the need for change. Many of these exciting custom carts were suffering badly with reliability and general inconsistency of components/finish. It was time for a change. Having dealt with General Motors in a sub-licensee capacity, they now decided to work together on creating the ultimate licensed resort vehicle.

HUMMER™ had recently shelved their production, just before releasing the awesome HUMMER™ HX™ design, which, many believe would have propelled the brand to new heights. The British company, now re-branded My Electric Vehicle (MEV), worked closely with the HUMMER™ design team, headed up by Carl Zipfel, making sure no detail was left out.

From a quality perspective the vehicles are much easier to work on than some that we see on the current market. The design team took input from the engineers who serviced the existing custom carts and created a vehicle which is a delight to service. All the electronics are housed under a service panel in the rear and many of the components are fixed in place with threads embedded in the body/chassis, meaning much less need for a ‘nut and bolt’ fitting, so you won’t find yourself feeling about endlessly behind a dark out of sight body panel!

MEV built the vehicles for the USA as the number one priority, the country is clearly the leader in golf cart/resort transport. In the past 18 months the carts have entered many foreign countries (in restricted numbers), gathering data and instigating a number of improvements, finally ready to unleash on US soil.

MEV is proud to announce their Joint Venture Oreion Motors LLC. out of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Kent Knox moved to New Mexico in1998 from California. He has been in the Custom Fabrication and Auto Collision Industry for 25 years.

One year after their successful launch of the Oreion Reeper, Oreion is now proudly introducing the line of HUMMER™ HX™, HXT™ and HX™-Limos. The Oreion team first displayed the HUMMER’s at the infamous PGA Show held last month in Orlando - the response was fantastic with many key dealer meetings taking place and the general pub-lic getting to cast their opinion having seen the HX™ in the flesh. “It was amazing to see the peoples reactions when they turned the corner and saw the HUMMER’s in the booth, we’re really excited for the years ahead, I don’t think any of us have been involved before in a product which puts a smile on the face of every person who sees it, from small children to elderly golfers!” commented Oreions Roseanne Knox. There are three models available, the most popular being the ‘topless’ version in the form of the HX-T™. The HX-T™ pro- vides the passengers with all the cooling benefits of a convertible; however the windshield ensures full protection from direct driving breeze. Importantly the HX-T has a waterproof canvas enclosure available on the options list. The enclosure has been designed by a leading Australian boating company to ensure the highest quality material, frame- work and roller door zippers.

The HX-T™ Limo is an extended version of the HX-T™, meaning you have four seats facing forward. The Limo also has the option of a roller door canvas enclosure.

Then there’s the HUMMER HX™, a fully enclosed radical look- ing design… The HX™ includes a felt lined roof, fully enclosed doors with opening windows and a rear trunk which extends on gas filled pistons.

All US vehicles come standard with Trojan™ Batteries, adjustable heated seats, HUMMER™ floor mats, Onboard Delta Q charging system, pop up lockable storage, 15” alloy HUMMER™ wheels, 3-point safety belts, upgraded controllers, single point battery filling systems, Pioneer CD/Radio/Aux players, side doors and the HUMMER™ spare wheel box with tire repair foam among many other features!

For those who like to customize their vehicles, they will find a broad range of optional accessories, from leather seats to DVD players and air conditioning… all models also come standard with4-way adjustable suspension, so a user can fix the set up to suit whichever terrain they favor - not to mention the adjustable steering column with a security lock.

Oreion Motors currently have a select number of HUMMER™ HX™ dealer opportunities, for those interested in gaining the launch edge in their market please feel free to contact the Dealer Set Up Team at Oreion Motors. It would be great to have you visit and discuss the opportunity. Contact us via email info@oreionmotors.com.

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