We were impressed with the first full range of PowaKaddy Freeway FW electric golf trolleys after the company returned to the hands of its original founders.
With 40 improvements to enhance reliability and performance the range confirmed PowaKaddy as a big player in the electric trolley market.
So news of updated versions of the FW3, FW5 and FW7 trolleys for 2015 made us wonder what could be improved to keep these successful trolleys at the head of the field.
David Howse, PowaKaddy Sales Manager, explains the 2015 line:
The Freeway family was one of our most successful launches in recent times and we are delighted to be able to bring improved and updated versions of the FW3, FW5, FW7 and FW7 EBS to market for 2015.
The changes that we have made have improved both the appearance and the functionality of the range, which will make it even more appealing to the consumer looking to benefit from the outstanding performance of a PowaKaddy electric trolley.
The most noticeable changes for 2015 are the wheels of all the Freeway models. All include 11 inch quick release wheels, 2 inches larger than the 9 inch wheels of the previous generation Freeway's, with low-profile tyres as well as a redesigned front wheel to enhance the sporty and stylish look of the PowaKaddy range.
A smaller tweak to the reshaped PowaFrame means the handle is raised one inch higher than previous versions, making the trolleys easier to use for taller golfers.
The latches that facilitate PowaKaddy's 3-Fold System has also been updated for 2015 to make the process both smoother and faster.
PowaKaddy FW3 2015 Trolley
The new wheels complement the now familiar lightweight PowaFrame and Plug 'N' Play Battery system. PowaKaddy's Key-Lock Base and Bungee Bag Straps secure your clubs, with controls mounted in the ambidextrous soft touch T-Bar grip.
The FW3 has an RRP from £299 dependent on battery option and comes in Polar White or Classic Black frame colours with Piano Black trim.
PowaKaddy FW5 2015 Trolley
As well as then new wheels, the FW5 2015 has an enhanced trim on the PowaFrame for both the Polar white and Classic black colour options.
With the same frame and bag support options as the FW3,the FW5 comes with a Digital Power Gauge and battery indicator as well as PowaKaddy's Automatic Distance Function letting you set the trolley off in distances of 15, 30 or 45 yards.
The FW5 will retail from £349 dependent on battery option.
PowaKaddy FW7 & FW7 EBS 2015 Trolleys
The FW7 is again offered with specific speed display and distance measurement options that are unique to this model, as well as a competition mode that disables features of this system that are banned in competitive play.
Like the previous generation you can also purchase the FW7 with PowaKaddy's Electronic Braking System (EBS) that gives three levels of progressive braking on downhill stretches or steep inclines.
The FW7 EBS trolley has a new enhanced trim to distinguish it from other models in the range and both FW7 options are available in a Titanium Silver frame with the choice of either a Carbon Graphite or Brushed Silver trim.
The FW7's will retail from £399 dependent on braking and battery options.