Club Car, based in Augusta, is a subsidiary company of Ingersoll Rand Pure. The company, which, according to Wall Street Journal, is the largest golf car manufacturer, has seen little success in sale of pure electric cars. Electric car sales are lack luster despite its many advantages.
On road pure electric cars sell at a quarter of what pure electric golf cars sell and at a tenth of pure electric forklifts. It is due to this fact that Ingersoll Rand is seriously contemplating selling subsidiary Club Car according to Wall Street Journal.
Competitive pricing and extended range are two problems hampering progress, while the problem of quick and convenient charging stations is not to be overlooked. Lack of proper infrastructure are among the host of problems being faced by electric car buyers despite the fact that auto companies are coming out with launch of pure electric cars. BMW and Volkswagen have added their electric vehicles to the list though, all these pure electric vehicle have only a 100 mile range. The benchmark is a 150 mile range. This feature was seen in the Kleenspeed car from Silicon Valley at the end of last year.