ELiTE Series Expands with Cushman Hauler 800 ELiTE Utility Vehicle

January 24, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga, - Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is proud to announce the launch of its Hauler 800 ELiTE electric utility vehicle, powered by Samsung SDI lithium technology. Capitalizing on the proven technology of E-Z-GO ELiTE vehicles, launched in 2017, the Hauler 800 ELiTE offers zero-maintenance batteries with increased range and energy efficiency.

“The proven success of our innovative ELiTE series enables us to expand lithium technology into the utility segment of our products,” said Michael Parkhurst, Vice President, Golf & Turf North America for Textron Specialized Vehicles, which designs and manufactures Cushman vehicles. “Superintendents have been asking for lithium vehicles to help maintain their facilities, and the new Hauler 800 ELiTE series will deliver the performance, energy and cost savings required to make their operations more efficient.”

The Hauler 800 ELiTE series maximizes space and functionality, with an ergonomic dash offering plenty of storage for clipboards, radios, and other tools, and a flexible bed that can be customized to securely carry the equipment and materials needed for the task at hand. Backed by a 5-year battery warranty and offering up to 900 pounds of towing capacity and faster recharge times, Hauler 800 ELiTE vehicles have the reliability and performance needed by superintendents. 

Hauler 800 ELiTE vehicles are equipped with zero-maintenance lithium batteries that don’t require watering, terminal post checkups or cleaning like traditional lead-acid batteries. This means that Hauler 800 ELiTE vehicles will spend less time in the shop for maintenance, and more time working.

ELiTE vehicles also charge in half the time and require less out-of-the-wall power than lead-acid batteries. ELiTE vehicles can “opportunity-charge” between tasks, and with batteries half the size and a fraction of the weight of lead-acid batteries, the Hauler 800 ELiTE series reduces turf damage and soil compaction.

The ELiTE Series also includes the following E-Z-GO models: RXV® ELiTE, Freedom® RXV ELiTE, Freedom RXV 2+2 ELiTE, TXT® ELiTE, Freedom TXT ELiTE and Freedom TXT 2+2 ELiTE.

To learn more about ELiTE lithium technology, visit https://ezgo.txtsv.com/golf/elite-lithium-0

About Cushman
Since 1901, Cushman vehicles have been recognized light-transportation solutions for turf, commercial and industrial applications. Today, Cushman products include more than 15 different vehicle models, from rugged Hauler utility vehicles, ideal for tough hauling and towing tasks in outdoor environments, to the imposing Titan, a fully electric material-handling vehicle for indoor environments with a load capacity of 3,000 pounds, to the Minute Miser, perfectly suited for transporting people and small loads across large facilities. Cushman vehicles are designed and manufactured by Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Jacobsen®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

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