About Club Car
Club Car is the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles.
Club Car was founded in 1958 and is based in Augusta Georgia, the home town of the Augusta Masters.
Club Car is now part of the Ingersoll Rand group of companies.
Club Car History
Club Car was founded in the early to mid 1950s in Dallas, Texas. Bill Stevens bought the rights to the golf car and moved the manufacturing facility to Augusta, Georgia, where he lived.
Stevens eventually sold out to Johns Manville Company and then in 1978 Club Car was sold again to a group of investors. They redesigned the golf car and in 1982 introduced the DS model which is still familiar today. They developed this small company to become a world class manufacturer of golf and utility vehicles.
In 1995 Club Car offered the first modern 48-volt power train for golf courses. It employed six 8-volt batteries and had a unique on-board computer to control the charging process. Later that same year they offered a regenerative braking 48-volt system as well. In the late 1990s Club Car became the best selling electric golf car in the world.