|Electric golf carts are not only for golfing, but they are a great form of transportation if you live in a golf cart community like we do.|
Wondering if you should get an electric or gas golf cart? Here are some of the things one should consider.
You can always keep your gas golf cart running as long as you have access to fuel. An electric golf cart needs several hours to recharge once the charge has been depleted. How far or how many hours do you plan to use your cart? There seems to be a wide variety of statistics for this. Between 30-50 miles on one charge is possible with new, fully charged batteries.
One of the biggest advantages of an electric cart, is that it is much easier to maintain. With less than 50 moving parts, compared to over 1000 for a gas cart, there is much less opportunity for things to go wrong. A gas cart is much like a gas operated car - it requires regular oil changes and tune ups while an electric cart does not.
Gas golf carts cost more to run than an electric one. As gas prices go up, so does the cost of using a gas cart. You also need to be sure you have gas on hand. An electric golf cart only needs an outlet.
Other disadvantages to gas is the noise. An electric cart is so
quiet that often I need to make some noise with the horn to an
unsuspecting runner on the paths. Electric is more environmentally
friendly - it doesn't produce any fumes or smell.
One area that the gas cart excels in, is power. If one is using it to go over rough and steep terrain gas has more power to climb those steep hills. When I'm driving up one of the long inclines in our golf cart community, it is a slow climb while the gas cart owner quickly passes me without any problem.
I have owned a used Club Car electric golf cart for the past 22 years.
We bought a 1987 Club golf cart used when we first moved to Peachtree City and then upgraded to a used 2006 Club Car. It has been a very reliable and low maintenance golf cart.
A lot has changed in 18 years and Club Car offers some great new golf carts. They are one of the top choices for an electric golf cart for golf courses and for golf cart dealers.
To learn more click here: Club Car Electric Golf Carts
The EZ Go Golf Cart is a very familiar brand of golf carts in Peachtree City. My daughter and son-in-law love their EZ Go.
They have owned theirs for 15 years with little need for repairs - well except for when my son-in-law overinflated the tires. Oh, yes and then there was the time my daughter ran the golf cart into a wall.
It is available as gas or electric and can be used for golf, personal use or hunting. To learn more click here:
The Yamaha golf cart comes in many different models and can be used for many different functions. They are a solid performer with good reliability.
1) Personal Golf Cart for Home Use
2) Fleet golf carts for golf clubs
3) Transportation golf carts used by hotels, churches, resorts, etc.
4) Utility Golf Cart for maintenance purposes
5) Refreshment Golf Cart for selling refreshments
To learn more click here: Yamaha Golf Cart
Living in a golf cart community, there are many used golf carts for sale. Don't be afraid to consider a used golf cart.
The most important question to ask the buyer is ...
how old are the batteries?
Replacing batteries can be a big expense - and they keep getting more expensive each year.
To learn more about what to look for in a used golf cart and what questions to ask the seller click here: Used Electric Golf Cars
Some electric golf cars belong to a class designated by the Federal Government as a 'Street Legal' vehicle.
They are also called Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV).
The main difference between a regular golf cart and a NEV is that they are safer, go faster and usually seat four people.
A solar powered golf cart can extend how far your electric golf cart can travel on a single charge and can save you money on your electric bill.
A solar panel can be added to your existing golf cart.
If you use a golf cart enclosure you would need to use the track system rather than one that fits over the top.
Learn more about this green powered golf cart: Solar Powered Golf Cart
Your golf cart electrical wiring diagram can normally be found on the manufacturers website - except for Club Car :(
Most often they are free and can be downloaded and printed in a PDF file.
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