Club Car Unveils Lithium Ion Technology at PGA Merchandise Show
Tempo Li-Ion Reimagines and Delivers Modern Golf Experience for Golf Fleets
Augusta, Ga., Jan. 17, 2019 – Club Car’s new TEMPO LI-ION, an AC motor and lithium ion-powered golf car and an extension of the company’s award-winning TEMPO line of vehicles, takes the modern day golf car fleet to a new level by further enhancing the ‘in car experience’ and addressing the evolving needs of both golfers and course owners. The global leader in golf, consumer and utility vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand® will unveil the TEMPO LI-ION at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando Florida January 24-26 at Club Car’s Booth #2928.
Club Car developed and tested TEMPO LI-ION according to automotive-grade standards so it could deliver the reliability and confidence critical for course managers seeking a lithium-powered solution. Club Car’s TEMPO LI-ION can be equipped with the Visage Fleet Management platform, which allows course superintendents to remotely manage their fleet’s usage, performance and charge, as well as push system updates – freeing up time previously required for manual updates. The new car also offers Shark Experience, the premier in-car course entertainment system exclusive to Club Car. .
“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, a brand of Ingersoll Rand. “What is truly exciting about the TEMPO LI-ION is the immediate reliability, efficiency and savings it can bring to a course, as well as the potential it offers a fleet to evolve with the game and deliver an improved experience to golfers.”
TEMPO LI-ION is more than a “drop-in” solution; it is a redesigned car with a state-of-the-art electrical system and powertrain. The lithium ion battery seamlessly integrates into the car’s construction and operating system. The result is maximum efficiency in management and maintenance. Developed through Club Car’s exclusive partnership with LG Chem, a world leading automotive lithium-ion battery supplier, the TEMPO LI-ION features a vehicle control module and battery management system with an automotive-grade fuse box to improve durability and serviceability, as well as accommodate future upgrades.
TEMPO LI-ION’s unique, 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 batteries do not require watering, reducing a course’s water use over the lifecycle of its fleet. In addition, the TEMPO LI-ION’s suspension system was redesigned for safety and features an aluminum frame, both contributing to its lighter weight and reducing the potential for course damage, when compared to a lead acid battery powered car.
“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.”
As one of the first golf car manufacturers, Club Car has been committed to the $70B industry and the game of golf from the start. From its support of the PGA Championship to the Ryder Cup, we continually support the growth of Golf in various capacities and are excited for all eyes of the golfing world to be in Augusta.
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About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Club Car® has been one of the most respected names in the golf industry for more than half a century. The Club Car® product portfolio has grown to include much more than golf cars, now encompassing golf and commercial utility vehicles, multi-passenger shuttle vehicles, rough-terrain and off-road utility vehicles and street legal low-speed vehicles for commercial and consumer markets. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.clubcar.com.
Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand