A number of cutting-edge frame, features and wheel updates appear on the new PowaKaddy Freeway electric trolleys for 2016

New Powakaddy Freeway electric trolleys

Keen to build on the success of its Freeway trolley range in 2016, PowaKaddy has unveiled a raft of updates to its FW3, FW5, FW7 and FW7 EBS models.

Each can now boast new low-profile wheels and chassis, new graphics on the three-way folding frames and, in the case of the flagship FW7, several never-seen-before features and a sporty new appearance that mean it has become the FW7S.

PowaKaddy FW7 hero

“We understand that golfers are always looking for extra in terms of performance, style and value – and ultimately we think the new line-up delivers on all those fronts,” David Catford, PowaKaddy CEO, told GM.

Headlining the updates is the brand new FW7S and FW7S EBS (Electronic Braking System) models, which feature a new 3.5” widescreen colour display.

PowaKaddy FW7 consoleThe screen calculates calories burned, lights up in vibrant blue and red colours when the trolley is turned on, displays battery power via a car-like fuel gauge and shows the trolley’s speed.

Covered by a three-year warranty, the FW7S also has new low profile wheels and a new Rear Diffuser that comes in Brushed Silver and Carbon Graphite colour options.

Powakaddy FW7 details

The motor has been upgraded to 230 watts to add power, while popular features from previous years have continued, such as the Automatic Distance Function, Distance Measurement functions; clock; round timer; and security pin lock.

As with the original Freeway iterations, a thin lithium battery attaches via Plug ‘n’ Play technology, which removes the need for fiddly wires, a design that has played a significant part in propelling lithium sales above lead-acid batteries for the first time last year.

Depending on the battery selected, the FW7S will retail from £429.99 (standard battery) to £629.99 (extended range lithium battery), while the FW7S EBS ranges from £479.99 (standard lithium battery), to £679.99 (extended range lithium battery).

PowaKaddy FW5 wheels

The FW5 model has also undergone a makeover that includes its wheels (above), yellow accent trims and a new Rear Diffuser that enhances the look, costing from £349.99 (standard battery) to £549.99 (extended range lithium battery).

Powakaddy FW3 hero

Finally the entry-level FW3 (above) joins the range in a wheel upgrade, while enhanced trim effects and stylish tube graphics provide another addition from £299.99 (standard battery) to £499.99 (extended lithium battery).

The trolleys will be available from March 2016. Visit www.powakaddy.co.uk for more information.