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Are Lifted Golf Carts Better for Driving on the Streets?

Are Lifted Golf Carts Better for Driving on the Streets?

Since the three-wheel golf cart was first spotted on California streets in the 1930s, people have discovered many uses for this less-expensive means of transportation that runs on battery power. Even though golfers with mobility issues were quick to praise the advantages of the electric golf cart, most ignored the potential benefits and chose to walk the course alongside their caddies. That was the tradition and golf has always been a very traditional sport. As the social aspect of the sport began to attract more people, most courses quickly recognized the distinct advantages the electric golf cart had in moving golfers from one stroke to the next. As baby boomers began to age, electric golf carts became even more popular. Without the burden of carrying their clubs, older golfers realized they could enjoy playing the game more often. When the first neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) were introduced in the mid-80s, the popularity of driving the lightweight electric vehicles on th...

July 13, 2022

Prep Your Street Legal Golf Cart for Summer Fun

Prep Your Street Legal Golf Cart for Summer Fun

Summer has been hot. In fact, it's been much hotter than normal in many parts of the country. When atmospheric high-pressure settles over an area for more than a couple of days, the upper level of air is forced toward the ground and traps the already hot air at the surface making it even hotter. When the sunny days of summer heat-up the sinking air, it is compressed and the sun’s rays greatly increase the ambient temperature. High pressure forms a heat dome that can linger for weeks leaving people to suffer with stagnant air that feels like they are living in an oven. Combined with high levels of humidity, hot air forms a heat bubble over a certain area with extremely dangerous weather conditions. This year the Dog Days of Summer are expected to bring brutally hot conditions across most of the nation. So far, climate change only appears to be making heat waves happen more often and last longer with even more damaging effects. Unfortunately, today’s heat domes can linger...

June 28, 2022

When Did Golf Carts Take to the Streets?

When Did Golf Carts Take to the Streets?

If you are fifty or older, you probably remember when golf carts were only seen on the golf course. Although the first electric golf carts were garage-built in the 1930s, the idea really didn’t catch on for another twenty-five years. Early designs included three-wheel and four-wheel carts designed to haul two golfers in the front and a couple golf bags on the rear deck. These cumbersome vehicles were limited to using cart paths or grass-covered fairways. Now, electric carts are being used for a variety of transportation needs. If you drive through a resort area, campus environment, retirement community or town center, you will probably be sharing the road with a street legal golf cart. What was once your grandfather’s lame golf cart has now become one of the gnarliest looking and most popular ways to get from point A to point B. Early models of electric carts were much less reliable and often ran out of power on the course. Back then, maintaining the vehicle was often c...

June 9, 2022

Advantages of Lithium Batteries for Street Legal Golf Carts

Advantages of Lithium Batteries for Street Legal Golf Carts

If you’ve been following our blogs over the years, you might remember “What the World Needs Now is a Better Battery” published in March of 2015. Seven years ago, we were already reporting on the benefits of street legal golf carts with fewer environmental emissions, less conventional traffic, and reduced noise for use in quieter neighborhoods. However, the power source depended on electricity that was still difficult to store and manage. Several co-op members of the Electric Power Research Institute were already testing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that were using large lithium-ion batteries that could recharge overnight from a standard 110-volt outlet. Just weeks before the global lockdown at the onset of the pandemic back in December of 2019, MotoEV notified consumers that we were offering a new RoyPow 48V 105Ah Lithium Battery Pack upgrade to replace the traditional eight (8) T-105 lead acid batteries used to power their golf cart. Today, RoyPow is the most...

May 27, 2022

Lifted Golf Carts for Commercial Use & Transportation

Lifted Golf Carts for Commercial Use & Transportation

Lifted golf carts for commercial use have never been as popular. The natural habitat for the traditional golf cart was smooth, grassy terrain with well-kept dirt or paved cart paths. While those carts were well designed for playing a round of golf, today’s lifted golf carts can be customized for improved use in residential communities, on farms, around town centers, up and down the beach, and about anywhere you need to go. If you are shopping for electric lifted golf carts to use as utility vehicles or people movers, Moto Electric Vehicles can custom build a eco-friendly vehicle, or give you a quote for fleet pricing. Moto EV has years of experience in designing lifted utility vehicles for moving people, delivering products, or making service calls. “No doubt jacked up golf carts are more appealing and will turn heads everywhere they go,” remarked Brett Jackrel at Moto Electric Vehicles. “But like most things, there is always some downside. Before you purcha...

May 4, 2022

Why Street Legal Golf Carts Are So Popular

Why Street Legal Golf Carts Are So Popular

Electric vehicles that were once limited to cart paths at golf courses are now being used as an economical mode of transportation in many environmentally conscious communities around the country. Affordable, Versatile, and Fun… “As a likely carry over from their use at resorts and amusement parks, street legal golf carts have taken to the open road,” says Brett Jackrel at Moto Electric Vehicles. “In golf course communities, town centers, schools, corporate campuses, and retirement areas, electric carts are more practical to drive on low-speed streets and private roadways.” In addition to being better for the environment, electric carts also have additional appeal for daily commutes, such as: More Affordable – Even a fully-loaded lifted golf cart will cost much less than one of today’s automobiles. Moreover, due to their size and weight, a street legal electric golf cart offer cost-effective technologies like lithium ion batteries that ...

April 25, 2022

Should You Lift Your Street Legal Golf Cart?

Should You Lift Your Street Legal Golf Cart?

“You likely remember when golf carts were actually for golfers,” says Brett Jackrel, Sales Manager of Moto Electric Vehicles. “Thankfully, I got started in the business when the conventional electric cart began to evolve into today’s more versatile low-speed vehicles for street and fun. Now, lifted golf carts are providing people with the unique advantage of having more ground clearance as well as bigger wheels and tires.”   Getting passed on the path? If other golf carts are passing you up on the path or the road, it might be a good time to consider a lift kit or maybe a brand new lifted electric golf cart. When the chassis is raised, it lifts the bodywork to increase your overall ground clearance. Moreover, lifting the weight boosts the center of gravity, which means your driving style and habits must change slightly to safely maneuver a lifted vehicle. Conversely, a lifted street legal golf cart has a more stable stance with larger wheels and...

March 31, 2022

What Makes an Electric Golf Cart Street Legal?

What Makes an Electric Golf Cart Street Legal?

“What you have to do to legally operate a golf cart on the street will vary from one location to the next,” says Brett Jackrel, Sales Manager of Moto Electric Vehicles. “We discuss below how laws at different levels apply but contact us directly to learn more about regulations in your location.”   Federal, State, Municipal, and Community Laws Although golf carts were once limited to cart paths at the local course, “times they are a changing” and changing fast. During the latter part of the 20th century, both economic and environmental concerns began to challenge what private forms of transportation would look like in the future. Similar to how the horse and buggy was forced to share roadways with early two and four-wheel vehicles, traditional modes of transportation are now being asked to share the right of way with street legal golf carts. As the owner of a street legal golf cart, you should have a thorough understanding of vehicle standar...

March 10, 2022

Lithium Batteries NOW AVAILABLE for all 48v Models!!

Lithium Batteries NOW AVAILABLE for all 48v Models!!

Moto Electric Vehicles is now offering the NEW RoyPOW 105ah Lithium Battery Pack. With this technology being so new, it does have it advantages compared to the normal Lead Acid Batteries that have been around for years! Please review the information below and let us know if you have any questions! Advantages: 10-15 Year Battery Life vs Normal 5 Year Life of Trojan Lead Acid Batteries 5 Hour Charge Time vs Normal 6-8 Hour Charger Time with Pro Charger Systems Charger Lithium Batteries do better when opportunity charging. You can plug in at any time! Battery Shut Off: You can Manually Shut Off the Lithium Battery if it Won’t Be Used 5 Year Warranty on RoyPow Lithium Battery vs 18 Month Warranty on Trojan Battery Reduces Weight Inside the Cart, Resulting in less overall Maintenance and less wear on the Vehicle Lithium Battery = 95lbs / QTY 8 Trojan T-105 Batteries = 496 lbs Highly Recommended for customers that have multiple houses and wont be using their ne...

December 8, 2019

New Model Release: MotoEV Electro Bubble Buddy 5 Passenger EMS Responder Electric Shuttle

New Model Release: MotoEV Electro Bubble Buddy 5 Passenger EMS Responder Electric Shuttle

EMS Responder Electric Shuttle That Can Save Lives And Tackle The Climate Emergency   Summary: The new EMS Responder which can help cut down on carbon emissions is much cheaper to run that a standard EMS responder. It takes 8 hours on a regular 120v outlet to charge and costs 2 cents per mile to run. EMS Responder Electric Shuttles help tackle the climate emergency and reduce the cost of running emergency vehicles. Moto Electric Vehicles has introduced the Electro Bubble Buddy 5 Passenger EMS Responder Electric Shuttle which can be used to patrol stadiums, state parks, hospitals, manufacturing plants, and Universities. The new electric responder vehicle which can be used by police, security, EMS, and Fire, can be custom made to the requirements of the end user. It can accommodate four paramedics and a patient on a stretcher and also includes emergency lighting and the needed safety equipment.As well as being cheaper to run and more friendly to the environment, there are also...

November 27, 2019