The Drive PTV Gas

The DRIVE® PTV Gas Features & Benefits


Features & BenefitsSpecifications

Yamaha Built 357FI Gasoline Engine

yamaha engineWe’re the only golf car manufacturer that builds its own engines. At 357cc’s, producing 11.4 horsepower, it’s the industry’s most fuel efficient, with gas mileage that’s up to 38% better than our competition. It’s quiet, virtually vibration free, and has low emissions. If we’re going to build our own, it’s a good thing we’re Yamaha.

Electronic Fuel Injection

yamaha fuel injectionAn industry first, Electronic Fuel Injection provides chokeless starts, smoother acceleration, improved gas mileage and reduced emissions.

Headlights & Tail Lights

yamaha headlightStylish, halogen headlights and tail lights are standard equipment.

Floor Mounted Horn

yamaha hornThe conveniently located horn is close to the accelerator and brake pedals. A quick turn of the ankle lets them know you’re coming.

Side Reflectors

yamaha reflectorsReflex reflectors on the front and rear make The Drive PTV easily visible from any direction.

Filterless Oil System

yamaha filterless oilOur Yamaha gasoline engines use a splash-style positive oil lubrication system that eliminates the need for an oil pump. And with no oil pump to protect, there’s no need for an oil filter. You save on maintenance, you don’t have to buy new filters, and you don’t have to figure out how to dispose of the old ones.

HybriCore™ Chassis

yamaha hybricoreHow do you make a chassis nearly 20% lighter and 2.5 times stronger? We mated an automotive, ladder-style, 100% robotically welded steel frame, protected by an 18-step paint process, to a polypropylene structural floor. It’s unique design provides added strength and protects the battery.

Automotive-Style Dash

yamaha dashThe auto industry spent a hundred years getting this right, so why not use it? We gave it four cup holders to hold different-size cups; a center storage area for wallets, cell phones, and personal items; six ball holders; six tee holders; and a big, easy-to-clean storage compartment on each side.

Deep Cycle Battery

yamaha batteryThis deep cycle battery provides 500 cold cranking amps and its reserve capacity lets you power accessories by day and night. Its spill proof, sealed design is vibration resistant providing durable performance and reliability.

EnduraDrive™ Transaxle with Internal Disc Brake Technology

yamaha transaxleAn industry first, inspired by the Yamaha ATV. A completely enclosed disc brake system that eliminates brake drums and shoes, needs only one brake cable, and is projected, based on extensive testing, to have an incredibly long life with essentially no maintenance.

Largest Most Comfortable Seat in the Industry

yamaha seatDeep, supportive contours are intended to help hold occupants in place while the car is moving. Designed to accommodate occupants of all different heights and sizes, it’s made of pure, supple foam bonded to a seamless, fabric-backed vinyl cover, and the polypropylene seat base is strengthened with plated steel inserts. Won’t sag or warp, stands up to repeated pressure washings, and remains the most comfortable seat in the business despite daily abuse.

ClimaGuard Top™ with Dual Gutters

yamaha guttersOur top is wider and extends farther in the front for maximum occupant protection, and it’s longer in the rear to give maximum protection without interfering with the clubs. It has the only 360° double rain channel in the industry, and its integrated water drain system has an exclusive clog-proof design. It’s built for rattle-free stability and has integrated grab handles. So who’s afraid of a little rain?

Tru-Trak II™ Fully Independent Front Suspension

yamaha front suspensionNotice how one tire stays firmly planted, even though the other adjusts to the terrain? That’s the fully independent suspension at work. We designed a maintenance-free suspension using automotive-style, coil-over-shock struts to minimize roll and deliver a smooth, comfortable ride. Sooner or later, some golfer will offer to trade his car for it.

Best Front & Rear Bumpers in the Industry

yamaha bumperYou know and we know: things happen out there. So we made our bumpers with thicker walls and textured surfaces to withstand mishaps. They’re the same height front and rear to minimize damage. They release air on impact; in fact, they’re 5 mph rated. And if worse comes to worst, you can replace them by removing only two bolts.

Sentry Wraparound Protection System™

yamaha protection systemThe DRIVE® comes with 360° protection against scrapes, scratches, and bumps. Polypropylene side sills protect against side impacts. In the front and rear, energy-absorbing bumpers release air on impact to protect the body and frame while tires fill in the gaps. Hazards can approach from any angle. You’re covered.

Responsible Turning Radius

yamaha turning radiusSteering and suspension have been designed to be geometrically correct which not only provides optimal turning radius but also helps protect turf.

Built-In Transaxle Protection

yamaha trasnaxleSometimes work takes you off the beaten path so we designed our cast aluminum transaxle case with integrated impact protection to fend off the hazards that come from underneath.

Maintenance-Free Rack-and-Pinion Steering

yamaha rack and pinion steeringSteering this nimble and responsive was once found only on high-performance sports cars. Our version is permanently greased with sealed bearings and is virtually maintenance free.

One-Piece Fender Well with Integrated Splash Guards

yamaha fenderInner fenders and splash guards are made of one-piece seamless plastic and are designed to keep mechanical and electrical components from getting wet. The rear wells include integrated mud flaps to keep occupants and golf bags from being splashed on.

Removable Floorboard Access Panel

yamaha access panelForget the floor jack for inspecting the brake and accelerator pedals. This access panel makes it easy. Integrated brushes prevent debris and foreign objects from entering.

Virtually Greaseless Chassis

yamaha chassisSealed bearings, automotive grade tie-rods and permanently lubricated steering components that never need greasing save you time and money. That’s smart design.

Easy-To-Clean, Durable One-Piece Floor Mat

yamaha floor matThe point was to make it easy to clean. So we made it one piece, covering the floorboard and footrest area. We made it from durable, textured rubber to provide cushioned comfort for the occupants.

Premium Tread Tires

yamaha tireCheck out the tread pattern on our four-ply tires. It’s designed to provide superior on-course performance while minimizing turf compaction, the perfect combination.

Easy-To-Clean Cup Holders

yamaha cup holderYou know that really gross stuff that collects in the bottom of cup holders? We don’t have that. Our cup holders are built with drain holes that keep liquids and debris from accumulating. And they’re removable, so cleaning them is a snap.

Large Comfortable Armrest

yamaha armrestExactly how important is an armrest? Depends on whether it’s done right. Ours is strong, made of steel-reinforced, glass filled polypropylene. It’s larger and wider than previous models, but it doesn’t interfere with entry or exit. It’s substantial enough to provide comfort and security for the occupants—and if that’s not important, what is?

Largest Rear Access Panel

yamaha rear access panelIf you need to access the starter generator, governor and transaxle on the gas car, or the motor control unit and vital electrical components on the electric car, you have the advantage of the largest access panel in the business. Open it up and make it happen.

Easy-Grip Steering Wheel

yamaha steering wheelIt’s not just that it’s thick, contoured and textured for easy gripping. It’s not even that we integrated a scorecard holder and a pencil holder into the design. It’s the way we carefully positioned the pencil holder to avoid scratched wrists and torn golf gloves. That’s what we mean by attention to detail.

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