Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Alphard Golf's eWheels Turn Any Push Cart into an Electric Remote-Controlled Golf Caddie
The eWheels unit is powered by two whisper-quiet 130W brushless hub motors and can reach speeds up to 5 M.P.H., enough torque and speed to maintain a consistent pace while keeping up with you as you walk. Controlled via a remote control, eWheels can be maneuvered in all directions (forward, backward, left and right) at a range of up to 50 yards. A controlled distance function allows you to select a desired distance (15, 30 or 60 yards) and the cart will stop there. Cruise control mode gives it the ability to traverse any terrain at a consistent speed ... whether uphill or downhill. The eWheels caddy compensates on the fly for a change in pitch and velocity and adjusts its motors accordingly. An electronic parking brake stops and holds the cart for safety.
Its two rugged 11" wheels are made of polyurethane; the same material used in luggage wheels, and can retract into the body of the unit, making it more compact to travel. The unit weighs only 23 pounds and includes a convenient built-in carrying handle. When fully extended, the eWheels platform measures 33" wide. When retracted, it's a mere 25" wide.
The eWheels motorized platform is constructed of rugged aircraft-grade aluminum. It's water- and weather-resistant, so if the weather takes a turn for the worse, eWheels will continue to operate until the round is over.
eWheels comes with a set of brackets for various models of push carts, including carts from manufacturers like Sun Mountain, Clicgear, Bagboy and Caddytek. It installs in minutes using a quick-latching system. Its 36V, 4.4Ah Lithium-ion battery recharges with the included AC charging cable. The battery features circuit protection and complies with UN38.3 safety standards.
eWheels can be purchased for $499.00 ($100 OFF their estimated MSRP) via Alphard Golf's crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo right now.
Estimated delivery date is December 2017. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ewheels#/
For more information on Alphard Golf and eWheels visit www.AlphardGolf.com.