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Jan
28

Choosing Between a Gas or Electric Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

The biggest choice you need to make when buying a golf cart is whether you want a gas or electric model. Although there are many other options to consider, this is the biggest differentiator between types of carts. Both are used in many types of applications, including as recreation vehicles, for businesses and even for on-road transportation. Here are the basics on each to help you choose between the power options on your new golf cart.

Electric Golf Carts

Electric golf carts depend on a battery for power versus gas. This means they run on a charge and must be recharged between uses. Like any electric vehicle, you must consider how far you plan to go when using an electric golf cart. For a day out on the course or for use around your property, an electric cart is perfect. However, for a long day out on the trails, you may run out of a charge. A few other factors to consider about electric models:

  • Electric golf carts tend to cost less than gas models
  • You must have a place to charge the vehicle
  • Low maintenance, with batteries needing to be replaced every 5-6 years

Gas-Powered Golf Carts

Gas powered carts are more similar to the combustion engines that power most vehicles, just smaller. You will have higher horsepower options than an electric cart and it is more conducive to adding more features like stereos, heating and cooling options since they won’t drain the battery you need for power. For anyone planning on using their cart for trips of more than 25 miles or for more than 2 hours of continuous use, a gas powered cart is a better option.

Talk to your local golf cart retailer to learn more about the pros and cons between gas and electric golf carts to determine which is best for your needs.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

 

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