New PowaKaddy Freeway electric trolleys revealed
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.
“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.
The 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.
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).
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).
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.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.
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Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
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Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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