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Club Car – Sustainability
May 20, 2014
LCA & Operational Sustainability
Take Back Program
Reman Process
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A Diverse Product Portfolio
World’s largest product portfolio of any small wheel vehicle manufacturer supporting three
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Vehicle Markets
Club Car platform variety drives opportunities in major market segments.
Golf, Utility & Hospitality Vehicles
Utility, Cargo & Personnel Vehicles
Home Use & Rough Terrain Vehicles
Café Express SE
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Street-legal LSV Solutions
Low-Speed Vehicles engineered to travel on roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less.
When compared to traditional transportation,
LSVs provide distinct advantages:
Zero Emissions
Reduce environmental impact.
Zero Fuel
Significantly reduce fuel consumption.
Lower Operating Expenses
Less expensive to purchase and operate. No fuel
and reduced maintenance costs translate into
significant savings.
Villager 2+2 Passenger LSV
Improved productivity
• Quicker vehicle entry and egress.
• Tighter turning radius and narrow vehicle width
enables LSV vehicle to enter tight areas and
get close to work zones.
• Lighter footprint is better for driving on grass.
• Payloads up to 1/2 ton.
Carryall 6 Cargo LSV
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Subaru EX40 EFI Gas Powertrain
Most modern small engine design and mfg. process in the world
More Power
30% more HP
400cc displacement
20 ft-lbs output torque
Limited Slip Option
Automotive design
Fewer parts
More robust design
Longer life
Quieter valve train
Splash/Chain Lubrication
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No choke
Up to 50% more fuel efficient
Quick cold starting
No oil filter to change
• Less cost
• Better for the
Cooler oil temps
Channel Presence
Our global footprint helps make Club Car No. 1 in world-wide market share.
• 500+ distributor locations worldwide
• Expanding consumer retail outlets & low-speed
vehicle (LSV) dealers
• Distribution is located in 80+ countries
• Distribution has sold 2,000,000+ vehicles worldwide
• No. 1 worldwide market share for electric plug-in
vehicles (EPVs)
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Life Cycle Assessment &
Operational Sustainability
• EHS included in NPD & MOC Process
– Evaluate utilities requirements, potential wastewater discharge,
air emissions, hazardous material usage, wastes and recyclables,
Project to eliminate industrial wastewater permit on-going
General Industrial Stormwater Permit Only
No permitted air emission sources
Minimal (deminimus) Hazardous Waste Generation
New Material Request process for hazardous materials
Periodic review of inventory to identify less/non-hazardous
Limited noise exposure to employees and surrounding area
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Environmental Impact – 2012 to YTD
1.1 million less gallons used in 2013
269,000 million less gallons 2014 YTD
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Nearly 1 Million Pounds Diverted
from Landfills in 2013
569,000 Pounds Diverted 2014 YTD
$38,000 saved in disposal costs in
Environmental Impact – 2012 to YTD (cont)
39% reduction in BTU in 2013
67% reduction in BTU 2014 YTD
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13% reduction in electricity in 2013
6% reduction in electricity 2014 YTD
$124,000 saved in 2013
Energy Conservation
• Energy efficient lighting and sensors - Main Office
and Service Parts
New energy efficient air compressor and dryer
Rapid-roll doors in Main Plant
Programmable and locked thermostats
Energy efficient furnaces in ATUs; removal of
inefficient NG heaters
Installation of energy efficient HVAC and removal
of 300 ½ HP fans
Dock and overhead door seals
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Recycling & Club Car
Sorting Areas Developed by Green Team Members and Employees
Garbage and Dumpster Dives by Employees
Food waste (anything with food in it or on it)
Chewing gum
Dirty air filters
Floor sweepings
Canteen food packaging (candy wrappers, chip bags)
Used gloves (latex or other)
Oily wipes
Tobacco products
Foam packing material
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Environmental Stewardship
• Installation of low-flow commodes and sensored
faucets in remodeled restrooms at Main Plant
and Service Parts
Elimination of acid wash for used car frames
Installation of energy efficient hand dryers in
remodeled restrooms
Electric fleet of plant use cars
Phased substitution of “green” products
Energy efficient vending machines
Food trucks to reduce commuting off 750+
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Recycling & Remanufacturing
Trash dives and sorting at point of generation
Battery Recycling - 99% of battery recycled and revenue to business
Approximately 5% of the used car sales are Remanufactured for
Aftermarket sale.
Used Parts sold to Channel Partners.
Recycling Streams:
Lead-Acid Batteries
Aluminum, Steel & Scrap Metal
Cardboard/OCC & Mixed Paper
Computer Parts/Electronics
LDPE Film Clear & Mixed Color
Mixed Strapping & PET Green Strapping
Mixed Rigid Parts
Scrap Wood/Pallets
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Battery Recycling - Environmental Benefits
99% of Battery Recycled
The disposal and recycling of lead acid batteries is strictly regulated by
government agencies.
According to the Battery Council International, the lead-acid battery is the mostrecycled consumer product in the world. At over 97 percent, the recycling rate of
spent lead-acid batteries beats aluminum cans (55%), newspapers (45%) and
glass bottles (26%) by a significant margin.
Lead is also able to be recycled infinitely without degradation of quality and
recycled lead is indistinguishable from primary lead.
Lead-acid batteries received at recycling facilities are shredded or otherwise
disassembled, and the lead, casing and acid fractions are separated.
Sulfuric acid is typically converted to sodium sulfate (a marketable material);
reused on a limited basis; or neutralizing and discharged as clean water.
Shredded polypropylene casings are washed, sized, classified, melted and
extruded to form polypropylene pellets used to manufacture new battery cases.
Lead is recovered in furnaces (smelters) and is reused for the manufacture of
lead-acid batteries or as a raw material in other processes.
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Batteries, Tires, Metal & Electronics
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Remanufacture (cont)
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• Questions??
– Christine Dron – EHS Leader
 706.228.7173
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