Category Archives: Electic Golf Cars


We are excited to announce that in addition to being an E-Z-GO dealer, we are now also a Bad Boy Buggies dealer.

E W Gardner Golf Cars, LLC services Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts with new and used golf cars and work vehicles. For more information visit or call

BAD BOY BUGGIES NEWS (posted November 10, 2011)
Introducing the Ambush!
Bad Boy Buggies announces the next generation of ultimate hunting machines – the Bad Boy Buggies® Ambush™ utility vehicle. With the Ambush, outdoorsmen no longer have to choose between the silent, odorless operation of an electric vehicle or the extended range offered by a gas powertrain. The Ambush features both a 48-volt electric drivetrain and a 16 hp, 480cc V-Twin gas engine, either of which can operate the vehicle independently in two-wheel-drive operation, or which can be operated in tandem for four-wheel-drive power. With a range of up to 100 miles, the Ambush offers the avid hunter a solution for longer hunting excursions where both extended range and low-noise, odorless operation are necessary for a successful hunt.
The Ambush will be available in both a four-passenger model with a rear-facing back seat, and a two-passenger model with a 9.6-cubic-foot cargo bed. The vehicle provides three separate operating modes: rear-wheel-drive 2WD gas, front-wheel-drive 2WD electric, and 4WD with both gas and electric powertrains engaged. Operators can shift from gas to electric mode “on the fly” using a simple control integrated into the vehicle’s key switch.”An onboard computer coordinates the operation of the Ambush’s dual powertrains, ensuring that the gas and electric systems work together for maximum power and efficiency and making control easy for the driver. The Ambush will be available for delivery in late summer, and E W Gardner Golf Cars has begin to take orders for the vehicle.



In early October 2011 E-Z-GO introduced major upgrades across the utility vehicle line. This update gives the vehicles a modern, more aggressive look, increases their versatility and functionality across all segments, and ultimately drives customer excitement and sales growth for E-Z-GO and its distribution partners. The most noticeable change will be the new cowl design and standard front brush guard for all utility vehicles. The new cowl is much more aggressive than the previous design, and better positions our utility vehicles as rugged machines built for hard work and rough play. It is complemented by a front fascia underneath the cowl that completes the assertive look and also provides protection for the front suspension and other vehicle components. Finally, the brush guard is shaped from tubular steel, with reinforced connection points where it joins the cowl to guard against breakage due to hard daily use and abuse. The new cowl also features large, round integrated headlights, with the ability to add optional integrated turn signals. The new headlight design looks more contemporary and also improves lighting performance, with better light dispersion in front of and around the vehicle. For even better lighting performance, the vehicles can be fitted with optional high-output LED headlamps.

For vehicles with cargo beds, the look is continued with a new top and strut design that is much beefier and more modern than the current “golf-car” top. The new struts are fabricated from thick tubular steel, and are more steeply raked in the front for a sportier, more aggressive look. The new top is injection-molded with reinforced ribbing for high strength at lighter weight, and combines an updated look with improved protection from the elements for driver and passenger.
In addition to the changes above, the E-Z-GO ST line of trail-utility vehicles will be discontinued and replaced by two distinct product lines: the E-Z-GO Terrain line of utility vehicles with cargo beds, and the E-Z-GO Express line of utility vehicles with additional seating for moving multiple passengers.


A system is only as strong as its weakest link. If you have an open in the system such as: a cable, solenoid, motor, controller, shifter or a battery; the car will not run. Likewise, if you have a component that is too small to carry a given load, the car will not perform up to desired performance.
You must have a power source (the batteries). They must be able to store the energy required for the demand the motor makes. We must be able to deliver that stored energy through the correct size conductors (cables). Then we have to be able to turn that delivery on and off with a contractor (solenoid) of the correct size. Next we need a device to vary the amount of energy demanded by the motor. This device is called a controller and has multiple amperage and throttle inputs. The motor is the one component that actually controls the speed and torque of the system. The speed and torque of a motor is influenced by many factors: large tires, hills, loads, heat and cold.


Available for the Precision Drive System (PDS) and a VPS or PDS controller #609083 or PDS controllers with the software revision level 1206MX-1120. It will not work on vehicles with a standard PDS controller. Vehicle Performance System allows the owner or operator to customize operation characteristics of the E-Z-GO vehicle. It also functions as a safety feature by limiting the top speed of the vehicle. The kit has three different settings that allow the car to be “shifted” quickly. The system is key operated (separate from the ignition key) and can be removed to prevent the operator from changing settings.Performan?ce O?ptions Top Speed Pedal-Up Braking System
1. Low – Heavy Loads 13-13.5 mph heavy
2. Low – Normal 14-14.5 mph mild
3. High-Normal 17-19 mph none
1. Low- Heavy Loads: The vehicle top speed is sensed and regulated by the controller with pedal up braking.
2. Low – Normal: This option has all of the features of Low – Heavy Loads except that the pedal-up braking feel is milder and the top speed is slightly higher.
3. High – Normal: This option provides no pedal up braking and the vehicle’s top speed is the highest available.

Unique Key Switch

NEW FEATURES on some vehicles include a unique key switch (for you and yours only). Another new feature is the ability to set the gears to slow speed, hill climbing or fast speed. The 48 TXT has six, 8-volt batteries. E-Z-GO RXVs have four – 12-volt batteries (no they are not automobile batteries). The 48 TXT with TruCourse Technology can be special ordered with a preference on speed and/or hill climbing


If you own an electric golf car, it is best to plug it into a 110 outlet w/20 amp circuit and not have anything else plugged into the same outlet. Also recommended is a good quality surge protector. DEFINITION OF A GOLF CAR: (not defined as a motor vehicle under federal law)
Golf cars are defined under Z130.1 as a vehicle used to convey a person or persons and equipment to play the game of golf in an area designated as a golf course. To qualify as a golf car, the vehicle’s average speed shall be less that 15 mph.
Personal Transport Vehicle (PTV) or Low Speed Vehicle (LSV)
A vehicle capable of 15 MPH or more.
A PTV is a self propelled vehicle with a minimum of 4 wheels, capable of a maximum level ground speed of less than 20 mph, maximum rated pay load capacity of 1200 lbs, maximum gross vehicle weight of 2,500 lbs, without a load platform and capable of transporting not more than four persons, operating on designated roadways where permitted by law or the applicable regulatory authority within a closed community.