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Bad Boy Buggies announces the addition of the RECOIL, RECOIL IS and INSTINCT to its fleet of off-road utility vehicles. These fully electric models offer outdoor enthusiasts the revolutionary technology and state-of-the-art design necessary for long days on the trail.

“We’re proud to add these new models to the BAD BOY BUGGIES family because they offer hunters and outdoor enthusiasts the ability to choose the perfect fit for their individual lifestyles,” said Eric Bondy, vice president of the consumer value stream for BAD BOY BUGGIES. “The innovative engineering present in these products encompasses quiet power, range and versatility. In short, they provide everything you need to handle the most challenging outdoor pursuits.”

First in the new product line are the RECOIL AND THE RECOIL IS. Both models feature fully electric, zero-emissions full-time 4WD, and tackle the trails with a 72-volt AC electric drivetrain that offers up to 40 miles of range between charges. Rack-and-pinion steering provides for improved control, as well as reduced turning radius and significantly decreased steering effort from previous BAD BOY BUGGIES models. Both models also feature four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes for optimal stopping power. The RECOIL features an independent front suspension for a more comfortable ride and improved handling, and a standard 5.9-cubic-foot cargo bed to haul gear or the latest hunting trophy. The RECOIL IS adds four-wheel independent front suspension for an even smoother ride, a 10.2-cubic-foot aluminum cargo bed to haul larger loads, and also features nine 8-volt batteries for greater range and power.

In addition, the RECOIL AND RECOIL IS include aggressive new styling and design that incorporates a number of new safety features, including an operator-protective structure (OPS), three-point seat belts and side safety nets. In lieu of the standard cargo bed, both the RECOIL AND THE RECOIL IS can be built with an optional, factory-installed rear seat that converts in seconds into a cargo deck.

For customers who don’t need 4WD capability, the INSTINCT offers many of the features of the RECOIL line in a 2WD machine. The INSTINCT offers a whisper-quiet 72-volt AC electric drivetrain that provides up to 50 miles of range between charges. The INSTINCT also includes an independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and safety features such as an occupant protective structure (OPS), three-point seat belts and side safety nets.

A 5.9-cubic-foot cargo bed is standard equipment for the Instinct, which can also be equipped with an optional, factory-installed rear-facing seat that converts into a cargo deck for those customers who need to carry up to four passengers.

To meet the specific needs or style of any owner, the RECOIL, THE RECOIL IS AND THE INSTINCT can be customized with a wide variety of options and accessories, including a winch, cargo rack, gun boots and gun/bow racks, LED spotlights, and weather enclosures.
The new models join the AMBUSHTM, a dynamic gas and electric hybrid introduced to hunters earlier this year. The AMBUSH and RECOIL IS are available now at E W Gardner Golf Cars, LLC an authorized dealer.



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 www.golfcarsne.com 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