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Buying a Golf Cart: Using a Golf Cart for a Daily Driver

Buying a Golf Cart is an amazing way to add a fun, reliable and very cost effective vehicle to your family.

Buying a Golf Cart to add to your families driving options for daily driving makes sense. Golf Carts are affordable vehicle and transportation options for many driving needs including; travel to school, work, groceries and for going to restaurants and other entertainment destinations.

In this Golf Cart Blog article, “Buying a Golf Cart: Using a Golf Cart for a Daily Driver,” we’ll consider all the benefits of buying a Golf Cart for a daily driving option.

The common places and average distances people drive to from their homes most often can vary depending on where they live, their lifestyle, and their personal preferences.

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Golf Carts are becoming popular daily drivers to school, work, running errands & even going to the Beach!

Common destinations and average distances people drive to from their homes most often:

  1. Workplace: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average commute time for workers in the United States is about 27 minutes. This translates to an average one-way distance of 10-12 miles, depending on traffic and other factors.
  2. Grocery store: The average distance people drive to a grocery store is about 2-3 miles, according to a survey by the National Cooperative Grocers Association.
  3. School: Parents often drive their children to school, with the average distance ranging from 2-10 miles depending on the child’s age and the family’s location.
  4. Entertainment and leisure activities: This category includes restaurants, movie theaters, parks, and other recreational facilities. The average distance people drive to these destinations can range from 5-12 miles, depending on the type of activity and the individual’s location.
  5. Medical appointments: The average distance people drive to medical appointments can vary greatly depending on the type of appointment and the individual’s location. However, a study by the National Academy of Sciences found that the average distance people travel to see a primary care physician is about 5 miles.

It’s worth noting that these averages are just generalizations, and actual distances to these and other common destinations can vary depending on a variety of factors such as location, transportation options, and personal preferences.

Buying an Electric Golf Cart adds an affordable solution to your driving options compared to much more expensive to buy and maintain, gas guzzling full-size vehicles.

Other points of interest for Buying a Golf Cart for a Daily Driver include:

  1. Affordability: Buying an Electric Golf Cart adds an affordable solution to your driving options compared to much more expensive to buy and maintain, gas guzzling full-size vehicles. A used Golf Cart can range in cost from $3,500 – $5,000+. The cost of a new Golf Cart can vary wildly based on the brand, features and upgrades and can range from $8,000 to $25,000+.
  2. Easy to Maintain: Overall, a Golf Cart is very inexpensive to maintain compared to the maintenance of a full-sized vehicle. The main items on a Golf Cart that take on wear and tear from use include; tires, batteries, seating/upholstery, etc. With an EV Cart, you do not have the expense of maintaining an expensive gas-powered engine, tune ups, oil changes and of course, you don’t need to constantly fill the tank with gas at ever increasing prices. With an EV Cart, all you need is a power outlet and a little time to get charged up and you are ready to go!
  3. Environmentally Friendly: An EV Cart, or Electric Golf Cart is powered by batteries and does not use expensive gasoline that pollutes the air.
  4. Fun: Although you can not apply an exact dollar value for ‘Fun’ – the fun you and your family will experience driving your own Golf Cart around town, to run errands, to work or school is definitely a distinct benefit for owning your own golf Cart.
  5. Cart Life: What is, ‘Cart Life?’ When you own a Golf Cart, you will begin to know what ‘Cart Life’ is all about. Cart Life is a feeling you have when you own and drive your Golf Cart around town. When you own a Golf Cart you will begin thinking of ways to make your Golf Cart perform better and look unique. You may find yourself adding a Lift Kit, custom Light Kits, adding an upgraded stereo and speakers, new seats and storage racks and more. Cart Life is about the community of owning a Golf Cart and when you own and drive a Golf Cart around town you will discover there are many more Golf Carts driving around town than you thought.

We hope you enjoyed latest Golf Cart Blog article, ‘Buying a Golf Cart: Using a Golf Cart for a Daily Driver’ – we invite you to visit our Bright Electric Vehicle Golf Cart Blog for more tips & recommendations for all there is to experience when owning an EV Cart.

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For more information on purchasing a new or used Golf Cart, or to learn about favorable financing options, feel free to call us at: 888.260.0707 – Any day. Any time.

About Bright Electric Vehicles:

Bright Electric Vehicles (‘BEV’) is a multi-brand, multi-state Golf Cart Dealership representing top Golf Cart Brands including, ICON Golf Carts and Evolution Golf Carts, with other brands coming soon.

Our commitment to providing each Customer with the very best prices and outstanding personalized service has earned Bright EV a Top 5-Star Rating from our loyal Customers.

With our strategic locations situated throughout the Southwest, Hawaii and new locations coming soon, Bright EV has the buying power and locations to serve our Customers and to ship Golf Carts throughout the U.S. at the most competitive pricing possible.

For more information on purchasing a new or used Golf Cart, or to learn about favorable financing options, feel free to call us at: 888.260.0707 – Any day. Any time.

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LSV Requirements

NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) issued a mandate that requires hybrids and electric vehicles travelling at less than 18.6 mph (30 km/h) to emit warning sounds that pedestrians must be able to hear over background noises- The regulation requires full compliance in all electric vehicles, including LSVs. Because of the quietness of electric vehicles and the possibility of collision with visually or audibly impaired pedestrians, the overall objective is to facilitate proximity awareness and minimize the chance of personal injury. In summary, an LSV (legally licensed to drive on streets up to 25 mph> must emit a sound when the forward or reverse switch is in the:

Forward position:

  • From 0 MPH to 18.6 mph.The sound is allowed to stop once the vehicle exceeds 18.6 mph.

Reverse position:
In order to comply with NHTSA rules, all LSV vehicles have a Pedestrian Alert sound generator installed.

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