Walmart announced Wednesday that it will begin selling electric golf carts starting in late 2018, as part of a new initiative to move away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy.
The first of its kind in the U.S., the electric golf bike will be available exclusively in Walmart stores.
The Walmart electric golf is powered by a lithium ion battery, which is able to produce electricity at a lower power than traditional batteries.
The electric bike, however, uses an onboard computer and a battery charger to run on solar power, rather than an internal battery.
The bike also uses a proprietary motor that allows it to travel much faster than traditional bikes.
The electric golf’s unique design makes it more accessible to families, as it doesn’t have a handlebar to keep children from climbing into the back.
Walmart also announced that it has teamed up with the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association to create the Walmart Electric Heart Challenge.
The challenge aims to provide a better way for families to get exercise while protecting heart health.
Walmart will offer a free $20 gift card for the first time to anyone who takes part in the challenge.
In addition to electric bikes, Walmart also is planning to offer an electric car for the public.
The company announced Wednesday it will partner with a private company to build a electric car at a new factory in Michigan.
Walmart hopes the new factory will be able to manufacture more electric cars by 2020, as more automakers are moving to a zero-emission car.
The company said it will also begin using renewable energy to power its stores.
WalMart has long offered an assortment of electric cars, from the popular Bolt EV electric vehicle to the $1,200 Tesla Model 3.
Walmart announced in 2016 it would be launching a new line of electric electric cars in 2019, and that the company would sell 1 million of them in 2019 alone.
Wal-Mart has said it wants to become a “global leader in the transition to zero-carbon energy.”