Oshawa golf cart dealer teams up with Texas zero-emission vehicle maker to sell the ‘Vanish’

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Published January 27, 2023 at 2:28 pm

AYRO, a Texas-based designer and manufacturer of zero emission vehicles and systems, is teaming up with Oshawa’s Masters Golf and Utility Vehicles to distribute the Vanish, a multi-purpose utility low-speed electric vehicle.

The first pre-production model of the all-aluminum chassis Vanish, which offers adaptable bed configurations to support both light-duty and heavy-duty needs (while also limiting the vehicle’s impact on the environment) was completed in December. Full scale production is expected later this year.

Masters Golf and Utility Vehicles, a dealer and fleet solutions provider located on Taunton Road, provides versatile golf and compact utility cart solutions, ranging from customized vehicles to full-scale fleet solutions and currently holds 700 rental vehicles in its fleet inventory. The company becomes AYRO’s distributor.

“The timing of this new partnership with AYRO is perfect,” said Joe Labriola, owner and dealer principal for Masters Golf and Utility Vehicles. “Utility and commercial needs in our province currently outweigh multi-passenger vehicles. AYRO products and vehicles provide the ideal solution for our range of customers.”

AYRO was only approved for the U.S. patent for the Vanish technology earlier this week, the first of several patents in process to support the company’s product roadmap.

“This new partnership is key for AYRO as it makes the Vanish available throughout Ontario and in Toronto,” said AYRO CEO Tom Wittenschlaeger. “Ontario has the largest population and largest opportunity for business applications for the Vanish in Canada. In addition, the City of Toronto is seeking to transition its government fleet vehicles to electric, which also aligns with our product and vehicle offerings.”

AYRO’s Dealer Program will allow the Vanish and future products to be brought to additional markets, including fleet and operations managers for facilities in education, corporate and medical campuses, hotels and resorts, golf courses, stadiums, marinas, governments, municipalities and urban delivery.

With Masters Golf and Utility Vehicles becoming AYRO’s first official dealer, pre-orders for the Vanish for Masters’ customers will begin within weeks.

“We’re excited that Masters Golf and Utility Vehicles is our first official dealer and partner for the AYRO Vanish,” said Terry Kahl, AYRO’s vice president of dealer and distributor sales and channel developments. “The team at Masters is wonderful and should be a great partner for AYRO for years to come.”

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