Golfers only started using lithium batteries to power their Motocaddy trolleys six years ago, but now more than one in four (27%) are using the lightweight and compact batteries as a means of making the game less expensive and physically exerting.
The market-leading electric trolley brand introduced a five-year warranty – an industry first – on its lithium batteries back in 2012 and since then it has added 18-hole versions that have proved an attractive alternative to the popular 36-hole lithium battery.
“Golfers are experiencing much better reliability on the course thanks to lithium technology and are enjoying the added benefit of reduced wear and tear on their powered trolley,” said Motocaddy Managing Director Tony Webb. “This, coupled with the convenience of keeping the battery in its tray when folded down and quicker charging, has made lithium models the increasingly popular choice,” added Webb.”
Launched last year, the 18-hole Motocaddy Lithium battery weighs just 2.5kg – a third of the lead-acid equivalent – while at 3.2kg, the 36-hole Lithium not only offers an increased weight reduction from the lead-acid version, but is considerably smaller at less than half the size. An integrated Battery Management System protects all lithium units and helps to provide a five-times-longer lifespan, while they can also be charged from empty in less than five hours.
Motocaddy 18 and 36-hole Lithium batteries have a RRP of £199.99 and £249.99 respectively. Thanks to specialised battery units for S-Series and M-Series trolleys, there are lithium options available for all five electric models in the 2014 line-up.
For more information on all Motocaddy trolleys, bags, batteries and accessories, go to www.motocaddy.com.