Ez-Go is also well known for its business and operational excellence. In 2009, E-Z-GO received the coveted Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence. That same year, the company's Augusta facility was named one of Industry Week magazine's top 10 manufacturing plants in North America. The company's facilities are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001-certified.
Today, E-Z-GO vehicles are designed and manufactured by Textron Specialized Vehicles, a division of Textron Inc. that also manufactures commercial and industrial utility vehicles, recreational side-by-side UTVs, and ground support equipment for the aviation industry. E-Z-GO stands alongside its sister Textron Specialized Vehicles brands -- Cushman®, Bad Boy® Off Road, TUG™ and Douglas -- as leaders in the respective industries they serve.
During a hot summer in 1954, in a cramped one-room machine shop in Augusta, Georgia, E-Z-GO® was born. Two brothers started with a simple belief that they could build a better golf car, that better met the needs of the customer, than any other vehicle then on the market.
From those humble beginnings, E-Z-GO has become a world leader in transportation and a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility vehicles and personal transportation vehicles. From our headquarters in Augusta, we build tens of thousands of vehicles each year, many of which feature game-changing technology and innovations to improve vehicle efficiency and enhance the user experience like no other vehicle can. As but one example, our exclusive AC Drive, found in the E-Z-GO RXV golf-car platform, uses an alternating-current motor and electrical powertrain to deliver unparalleled hill-climbing power and vehicle performance with unmatched energy efficiency, with industry-leading features like a parking brake that automatically engages whenever the vehicle stops.