The DN-8 Series from Boss is a no-nonsense electric shuttle designed to keep operating costs at a minimum in situations where large numbers of people require quiet and comfortable transportation from one point to another or on sightseeing tours. Even though Boss prefers to call it an eight-seat electric golf cart, the DN-8 is so much more. It excels as a fleet car for golf tourists but is also suited to a variety of other applications.
When most people see the DN-8 for the first time, they are awestruck by its modern design. At a glance, the three open rows of seats and the curved windscreen that transforms into a horizontal canopy to keep passengers out of the sun or rain take center stage. However, upon taking a seat, the high level of comfort immediately steals the spotlight.
The front bucket seats support the driver and a single passenger while the other two rows feature ergonomic bench seats that can accommodate three people each. The open sides allow for easy access when entering and exiting, and an optional weather curtain is available to protect passengers from inclement weather.
Boss have spent the majority of its time, equipment and talent researching and developing vehicles such as the DN-8, and to provide superior quality, many of the primary systems are imported from the U.S. and Canada, including the 25-amp Delta-Q charger, 48-volt Curtis controller and eight 6-volt batteries, which can be upgraded to Trojan batteries.
The smooth, seamless ride provided by the DN-8 comes courtesy of several systems operating in conjunction, such as the recirculating-ball steering, integral rear axle and consistent electric drivetrain. As with all Marshell vehicles, the DN-8 also benefits from the company’s vertically integrated manufacturing process that ensures high quality and reliability.
The 48-volt DC motor in the DN-8 is powerful enough to carry a maximum capacity of 640 kilograms up hills with 20 percent slopes at a top speed of 25 kmh, and the charge in the batteries can last for up to 60 kilometers. Because the vehicle is fully electric, it is extremely quiet and produces no polluting exhaust. Electric shuttles are the wave of the future not only because they help to protect the environment but also because they are inexpensive to operate and require very little maintenance.
In addition to being perfect for sightseeing tours, the DN-8 is great for a variety of commercial applications, including all of the following: sporting events, special occasions, promotions, campgrounds, parks, amusement parks and college campuses.