The Augusta-based manufacturer is now making a street-legal electric car called the 2Five.
Meeting the federal government classification of a low-speed vehicle, the 2Five has a top speed of 25 mph and is restricted to roads with a 35 mph speed limit.
The plant on Marvin Griffin Road shipped dozens of the vehicles to a select number of dealers a few weeks ago, said company president Kevin Holleran.
"The 2Five is a perfect vehicle option for neighborhood road travel, running errands and for those who lead an on-the-go lifestyle," Holleran said.
E-Z-Go is targeting two main demographics: homeowners in a master plan community and commuters in an urban reduced-carbon footprint environment.
The vehicle has a 48-volt AC electric powertrain, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes and an on-board charger. It comes in a two-passenger and four-passenger model. The two-passenger version has a trunk.
The 2Five offers a meter that indicates the amount of power left in the batteries. It also has an accessory outlet to provide an electrical charge for mobile phones, MP3 players and other devices while on the go.
The suggested retail price is between $8,300 and $9,000, depending on the number of passengers, said Brandon Haddock, E-Z-Go's communications director.
Other golf car manufacturers already have LSV models in production.
"I don't necessarily feel that we're late because I feel the brightest days for this emerging market are ahead of us," Holleran said. "Our brand will resonate very quickly and very well. While we're not the first, I think our brand associates well with this market and potential consumer."
Holleran didn't say how many vehicles have been made so far and how many the company hopes to make this year.
The addition of the vehicle to the E-Z-Go lineup will not add workers to the Augusta plant, Haddock said. The model can be assembled on the same line as its RXV golf cars.
Though the 2Five was designed for the street, it could also be used on a golf course. The vehicle has a switch to limit the maximum speed to 14 mph for golf course travel.