Yamaha to use Trojan batteries for its golf car fleet

By and |  September 11, 2013

Yamaha Golf-Car Co. will use the Traveler 8V long-life battery from Trojan Battery Co. in its 2014 lines of electric fleet golf, personal transport and utility vehicles.

The Traveler 8V is a newly designed, deep-cycle battery that delivers more than 40 percent longer life than traditional 8-volt batteries currently on the market, according to Trojan.

“I am excited that Yamaha has once again teamed up with Trojan, the leading battery manufacturer in our industry, to offer the new Traveler 8V battery,” said Tom McDonald, president of Yamaha Golf-Car Co. “This 30,000 amp hour battery will now give us the opportunity to offer a solution to a golf course that has exceptionally high amp hour usage, without worrying about replacing batteries before their lease is up. Or as we like to say, ‘Don’t let your lease outlive your batteries!’ We look at this as partnering with our customers to give them options on lowering their total cost of operating their golf car fleet.”

The Traveler 8V design includes Trojan’s patent-pending Internal Battery Protection System, which features thicker grids, membrane-wrapped plates, and the company’s exclusive T2 Technology with Maxguard T2 multi-rib separators. To extend overall battery life, Traveler 8V also incorporates a moss guard that insulates and protects the top of the battery plates, and features stronger case walls to increase durability. Enhancing battery maintenance, Traveler 8V is compatible with Trojan’s HydroLink single-point watering system that can fill a set of batteries in 30 seconds.

“After four years of extensive research and development, the Traveler 8V has been introduced as a truly break-through product,” said David Godber, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Trojan Battery. “It features even more advanced deep-cycle battery technology and longer battery life than Trojan’s current industry-leading technology and cycle life performance. There is simply no comparable deep-cycle battery on the market today.”

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