Model: 2Five Exceed
Seating Capacity: 2
2-Passenger Transportation Vehicle
Top speed: 25 mph
Exterior color: Almond, Gold, Black, White, British Racing Green, Burgundy, Electric Blue, Flame Red, Forest Green, Inferno Red, Ivory, Java Brown, Metallic Charcoal, Oasis Green, Patriot Blue, Platinum, Safety Yellow, Steel Blue, Sunburst Orange
Interior color: N/A
Power source: Electric
Power: 4.4 Horsepower
Fuel capacity: N/A
Oil capacity: N/A
Drive system: 2*2
Length: 94.8 inches
Width: 47.3 inches
Height: 71.4 inches
Frame: Welded steel w/ Powder-Coat
Front Body: Injection-molded TPO and automotive-style paint
Rear Body: Injection-molded TPO and automotive-style paint
Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic disc with full-time regenerative braking
One of the most innovative low-speed vehicles (LSVs) ever to be invented is the E-Z-GO 2Five Exceed. The E-Z-GO 2Five made news when the first model was released in 2010, but near the end of its second year, the cart was updated with a factory-installed Exceed hybrid system that extends the driving range of what was once a purely electric vehicle to 150 miles. This golf cart is great for the links, but where it really shines is on the roads of your neighborhood or community. You can run errands, visit friends, go out for dinner and much more while remaining secure in the knowledge that you are saving the environment and will be able to return home without a recharge.
The 2Five Exceed begins with the basic 2Five LSV, which was the first street-legal golf cart designed by E-Z-GO for neighborhood use. The standard 2Five model receives its power from a battery bank fueling a 48-volt AC electric motor, and it stops at a moment’s notice with a four-wheel, hydraulic-disc braking system. The 2Five has been applauded for offering the perfect combination of sustainability, convenience and safety.
“E-Z-GO is excited to offer the 2Five as a convenient, fun and environmentally sound transportation alternative,” stated Kevin P. Holleran, president of the company, shortly before the cart’s initial release. “The 2Five is a perfect vehicle option for neighborhood road travel, running errands and for those who lead an on-the-go lifestyle,” he concluded.
As for safety, the 2Five meets all of the standards set by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and those established by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), which are required for LSVs to be street legal in most states. Among these standards are a maximum speed of 25 mph or less and the inclusion of several safety features, such as headlights, taillights, mirrors, passenger restraints and a windshield. In addition, each 2Five has a unique vehicle identification number (VIN) just like standard cars and trucks so that it can be titled and registered with the state department of motor vehicles where required.
The 2Five provides superior control while braking with disc brakes in the front and back, and the windshield is manufactured from automotive safety glass. In addition to headlights and taillights, the automotive lighting package includes turn signals and brake lights for maximum visibility while driving on public roads. The long-lasting radial tires offer superior traction on and off the road, and the dashboard is equipped with electronic performance warnings. The driver also has access to what is called a rabbit/turtle switch, which limits the speed of the car to 14 mph in dangerous or touchy situations.
As an environmentally friendly vehicle, the 2Five uses a motor that runs on AC electricity, which requires even less energy than DC motors need. The regenerative braking system sends electricity to the batteries whenever the brakes are applied, and the onboard charger allows the batteries to be charged through standard electrical outlets.
For convenience, the 2Five offers drivers and passengers several additional features. The dashboard includes a state-of-charge meter for the vehicle’s batteries, and a 12-volt outlet is available for charging personal electronics. Other features of the 2Five include four cup holders and a locking glove box.
In September 2011, the E-Z-GO 2Five became the first hybrid golf cart with the addition of the factory-installed Exceed system. This groundbreaking technology allows you to drive the 2Five Exceed up to 150 miles before depleting the batteries because the powertrain is supplemented with a gas-powered generator, which is housed in the back of the vehicle.
The 6-horsepower, 250 cc generator is connected directly to the AC powertrain, and with the flick of a switch, it turns on to recharge the car’s batteries while it is parked or while it is being driven. This low-emission, gasoline-powered motor has a single cylinder and meets the standards set by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
In addition to charging the batteries, the Exceed system offers a standard, three-prong electrical outlet that can be used to power just about any 120-volt device that operates on 400-watts of electricity or less.
Although the Exceed system can be purchased separately and be added to other golf carts, the 2Five seamlessly integrates the technology into the design and includes a protective cover for protection and a clean appearance. All of the system’s controls are mounted on the dashboard within reach of the driver.