U.S. Communities


Utility, Transportation and Golf Vehicles

  • Phone: 608-535-6636
  • Fax: 608-524-8380

With over 60 years of industry experience, Columbia is the premier manufacturer of electric work vehicles. Columbia vehicles are specifically engineered to do more and last longer. It is why Columbia vehicles are used exclusively every day at the Las Vegas Convention Center, seen all over mega office complexes in Silicon Valley, and are used at the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport! It is also why Disney awarded Columbia with its prestigious Innovation Award.

There was a time when gas and diesel were preferred over electric but that’s history. With advances in battery technology and charging systems, electric vehicles have become the standard for work vehicles. There are no messy lubricant or gasoline/diesel by-products created, nor are there other hazardous exhaust and other materials left by our vehicles causing them to be the top rated eco-friendly vehicles on the market. Our industry leading vehicles can handle any load from transporting 1-26 people, carrying 5,200 pounds of materials or towing up to 7 tons!

Columbia is a leader in our industry’s innovation having introduced more industry changing firsts in design and manufacturing than our competitors. Our vehicles are not cookie cutter, one size fits all like most competitors. If you do not see a vehicle that fits your needs, let us know! We can customize any vehicle for any application and have an extensive library of customized vehicles

When you buy Columbia, you are buying the best work vehicles available today. Each vehicle is proudly built in Reedsburg, WI and rigorously tested to ensure the vehicle’s durability and reliability on the job. Each vehicle is American made in Reedsburg, WI, which  is a proud tradition that Columbia can date back to the 1940’s.  We also support our vehicles with an extensive dealer network and the best customer experience possible. Don’t settle for less! Don’t settle for a modified golf car others are selling as a work vehicle. Step up to the best and you’ll be a hero with your constituencies!

Contact us today if you have questions or wish to place an order or call 608-535-6636 and we will take care of you! Both purchase and lease options available.



Low-Speed Vehicle (LSV): The Summit Utilitruck LSV is perfect for a variety of roles on and around campuses and cities. These vehicles are licensed Low Speed Vehicles that travel 25 mph and are street legal on roads with speed limits up to 35 mph. Carry up to 1,500 lbs. of cargo or move 4 passengers with theses versatile vehicles.

Utility: The Summit Utilitruck utility vehicles are perfect for off-road applications like parks and recreation, jobsite management and athletic facilities. Carry up to 1,500 lbs. of cargo or move 4 passengers with theses versatile vehicles.

People Movers: The Shuttle, Transport Express and Tram are perfect for moving people around different environments.  The Transport Express is perfect for moving up to six people through indoor spaces like airport terminals.  The Shuttle can move up to six people on variety of terrains like pavement, grass or gravel paths.  The Tram can carry up to 26 people and is your go-to source to move large groups of people quietly and efficiently.


Payloader: The BC2, BC3, BC4 and BC5 Payloaders are hardworking burden carriers capable of hauling up to 5,200 lbs. and towing up to 14,000 lbs.

Expediter: This highly maneuverable two-person personnel carrier is built strong with a class leading 750 lb. capacity and 1,000 lb. tow rating. 

Stockchaser: This narrow aisle burden carrier is highly maneuverable and built to be a real workhorse. With an on deck capacity of up to 1,200 lbs and tow rating of up to 6,000 lbs, the Stockchaser can get your work done.


Adding Columbia vehicles to your fleet can increase employee productivity and multiply the return on investment per team member. Columbia has a focused set of characteristics that make us unique in the task-oriented vehicle industry.

  • Ergonomics: Our design teams focus on making our vehicles the most comfortable to operate or ride in.
  • Green: Designed to be friendly to the environment you won’t find a greener solution than our zero emission vehicles.
  • Smart Power: With over 60 years of practical experience our power systems are the most intelligent in the industry.
  • Easy Maintenance: Our engineers hate “knuckle-busters”, so they work hard to make our vehicles easy to service and maintain.
  • Extreme Range: Our vehicles have all the range you need to get more done with power to spare.
  • American Made: Skilled American workers assemble all vehicles in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
  • Built Strong: We use the strongest materials in our industry to build vehicles that outlast the competition.

Electric Vehicles

The benefits of electric vehicles are multi-faceted. Operating costs are lower (between 2 and 3 cents per mile) maintenance costs drop dramatically as there are fewer moving parts to maintain. Additionally, switching from noisy, smelly gas will not only eliminate your tailpipe emission and lessen your team’s environmental impact but will also make anywhere your team operates more comfortable to work and visit. Now, through U.S. Communities you can put pure electric vehicles in your fleet quickly and easily.


How do I place an order with Columbia?
Orders can be placed directly from Columbia or through a certified local Columbia dealer. 
Columbia U.S. Communities page  
Columbia Dealer Locator 

My state requires local governments to bid everything. Can local governments in my state use this program without going to bid?
This contract has been competitively bid by a lead public agency. Through the Joint Powers Authority or an inter-local agreement, local governments can “piggy-back” this competitively bid contract through U.S. Communities. Please refer to the state statutes page if you need additional information.

What products are available through this contract with Columbia?
All vehicles built and sold by Columbia are available through this U.S. Communities contract. This includes the Commercial and Industrial product lines. 

Do you lease vehicles? 
Yes. Various types of leasing options are available.

What is the pricing and shipping cost for Columbia vehicles?Columbia has committed to providing the lowest public sector pricing available through the U.S. Communities contract to participating public agencies. Additional information can be found if you login to U.S. Communities.

Contact uscommunities@columbiausa.com or call 608-535-6636 for additional information. 


"Room for six, excellent suspension, and every seat has a stunning view! Our new electric cart has exceeded our expectations. We have been able to provide a comfortable and safe experience for visitors to our headquarters who may not normally be able to view the cranes on their own."
- Jen Stewart, International Crane Foundation