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Golf Cart Review - Top 9 Reasons to Own a Golf Cart for Daily Transportation

Using a street-legal Golf Cart for daily driving duties is not only affordable and eco-friendly, but they are incredibly fun to drive! Let’s explore, ‘Top 9 Reasons to Own a Golf Cart for Daily Transportation.’

In this latest EV Cart Blog article, ‘Top 9 Reasons to Own a Golf Cart for Daily Transportation’ – we’ll review the benefits of investing in a street-legal, eco-friendly Golf Cart, or EV Cart and why they are not only great for the environment, but these sturdy-built electric vehicles are more affordable than their gas guzzling, full-size automotive counterparts.

9 Compelling Reasons to Choose a Street-Legal Golf Cart Over a Gas-Powered Vehicle

The modern transportation landscape is rapidly evolving, and street-legal Golf Carts, or EV Carts are emerging as a sustainable and efficient alternative to traditional gas-powered vehicles. If you’re considering a switch, here are the top 9 reasons why investing in a Golf Cart for everyday transportation might be your best move.

  1. Eco-Friendly Choice: Unlike gas-guzzling cars, electric Golf Carts produce zero emissions. This means a significant reduction in your carbon footprint, contributing to a cleaner and greener environment.
  2. Cost-Effective Operation: Operating an electric Golf Cart is considerably cheaper than a gas-powered vehicle. With the rising cost of gasoline, the savings on fuel alone make a compelling case.
  3. Low Maintenance Costs: Electric Golf Carts have fewer moving parts than traditional vehicles. This translates to less wear and tear, resulting in lower maintenance costs over time.
  4. Affordable Insurance: Insurance rates for Golf Carts are generally lower than those for cars. This can lead to substantial savings over the life of the vehicle.
  5. Ideal for Short Trips: Whether it’s a quick trip to the grocery store, dropping the kids at their sporting events, or heading to a local game, a Golf Cart is perfectly suited for short-distance travel.
  6. Community-Friendly: Many communities are embracing Golf Carts as a primary mode of transportation, with dedicated lanes and parking spots. This fosters a sense of community and reduces traffic congestion.
  7. Safety: Modern street-legal Golf Carts come equipped with safety features like seat belts, headlights, and mirrors, making them safe for neighborhood roads.
  8. Space-Efficient: Their compact size makes parking a breeze, especially in crowded areas or events.
  9. Customizable: One of the fun aspects about owning an EV Cart is that there are no limits to what you can do to ‘make them your own’ and make them reflect your own personal style. This includes custom paint, upgraded wheels & tires, custom upholstered seats, LED lights, upgraded sound systems and much more.
  10. Bonus! The Fun Factor: Let’s face it, driving a Golf Cart, or an EV Cart is just fun! Driving your Golf Cart offers an open-air experience that traditional vehicles can’t match. Driving the kids to the lake or beach or to and from sports practice or even a night on the town just has a different feel to it when you jump into your Golf Cart and zip down the road listening to your favorite music and knowing you’re not burning gas to do it…and we challenge you to drive a Golf Cart to get a few items at the grocery store and not have a smile on your face while doing it.
Golf Cart overlooking the beach

Perhaps the ‘Fun Factor’ of driving your own Golf Cart to the Beach, Lake, taking the kids to the game or running errands are among the top reasons to ‘Own a Golf Cart for an alternative Daily Driver!’

Operating Cost Comparison of an Electric Golf Cart and a Gas-Powered Full-Size Vehicle.

When comparing the operating costs of an electric Golf Cart to a full-size gas-powered vehicle, several factors come into play:

  1. Fuel vs. Electricity: While the price of gasoline fluctuates, electricity costs remain relatively stable. Charging a Golf Cart can cost mere pennies per mile, whereas gas-powered vehicles can cost several times that amount.
  2. Maintenance: Electric Golf Carts require minimal maintenance. There’s no need for oil changes, exhaust system repairs, or other common car-related expenses.
  3. Longevity: With proper care, electric Golf Carts can last for many years, ensuring a good return on investment.

FAQs About Owning an Electric Golf Cart for Transportation:

Q: Is it legal to drive a Golf Cart on the street?

A: This varies by location. Many places allow street-legal Golf Carts on roads with speed limits up to 35 mph. Always check local regulations.

Q: How long does a Golf Cart battery last on a full charge?

A: Most can travel 20-40 miles on a full charge, depending on the model and terrain.

Q: What’s the lifespan of a Golf Cart battery?

A: With proper maintenance, they can last 5-7 years.

Q: How fast can street-legal Golf Carts go?

A: Typically, they can reach speeds of 20-25 mph, but some upgraded models can go faster.

Q: Do Golf Carts come with warranties?

A: Yes, many manufacturers offer warranties. Coverage and duration vary.

Q: Can I customize my Golf Cart?

A: Absolutely! There are numerous accessories and upgrades available, from Lift Kits to custom paint jobs, specialty wheels and tires, sound systems and much more!

Q: Are Golf Carts safe for kids?

A: While Golf Carts are safe, it’s essential to follow safety guidelines. Kids should always be supervised and seated with seat belts fastened.

In conclusion, as the world shifts towards sustainable transportation, electric Golf Carts present a viable and efficient alternative for many of our daily commuting needs. Whether it’s the eco-friendly nature, the cost savings, or simply the joy of a breezy ride, there’s no denying the appeal of these versatile vehicles.

We hope you find value in our latest EV Cart Blog article, ‘Top 9 Reasons to Own a Golf Cart for Daily Transportation.’ We invite you to visit our Bright Electric Vehicle Golf Cart Blog for more tips & recommendations for all there is to experience when owning a Golf Cart.

For more information on purchasing a new or used Golf Cart, or to learn about favorable financing options, call us at: 888.260.0707 or Email us.

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 being added along with and our own branded Bright Electric Vehicles are 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., Canada, Mexico and beyond, at the most competitive pricing possible.

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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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