What is the electric golf cart range for most carts on the market today? When you are looking for an electric golf cart, one of the most important things to consider is the range that the cart can travel. It’s not only important for your day-to-day but also your peace of mind. No one wants to get stuck on the road or course with a dead battery.
Most golf carts have a range of 20 to 60 miles, depending on the type of battery you choose. There are a few different types of batteries available, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at three types of golf cart batteries: lead-acid, lithium-ion, and Trojan brand batteries.
Range and Cost of Electric Golf Carts
You will find premium electric carts from $10,000 – $17,000. These carts are very capable and even outperform their gas counterparts in certain categories, such as top speed. Electric-powered carts can get you up to 30-35 miles on a single charge, which is plenty of miles for most people. This will largely depend on which type of battery you have. The main battery types you will see in electric golf carts are lead-acid and lithium-ion.
We will take a look at each battery type and discuss its pros and cons.
These batteries are the most common type of golf cart battery. They are also the least expensive, making them a popular choice for many cart owners. While they will perform well, lead-acid batteries have a shorter life span than lithium-ion batteries, and they require more maintenance.
You will also find that they are less powerful than lithium batteries. The main pros for them are that they are affordable and easy to replace. It is important to remember that this type of battery requires maintenance in the form of “watering” your batteries. This ensures proper electrolyte levels.
Lithium-ion batteries are becoming increasingly popular in golf carts. They have a longer life span than lead-acid batteries and don’t require maintenance. They offer greater power and range than lead-acid. However, they are more expensive than lead-acid batteries. Which will mean a greater initial investment.
These batteries charge faster, last longer, reduce weight, and don’t lose power with charge loss. Whether you are at 90% or 5% you will have the same power.
Want to convert your lead-acid powered cart to lithium? You can! So, don’t get too worried about it if you already own a lead-acid powered cart.
Trojan Brand Batteries
Trojan brand batteries are a popular choice for golf carts. These batteries can be a happy medium for people on the fence about upgrading to lithium. They have a long life span of possibly 7-9 years if maintained well. They give you a good range (19-23 miles) and they are dependable. This high-performing battery is an upgrade from lesser battery brands that won’t break the bank.
Consider this high-range electric cart
Looking for a golf cart that will make your friends green with envy? Look no further than the Legend Cart!
This all-electric golf cart is sure to turn heads with its 7 color LED lights inside the cabin and undercarriage. You can enjoy your favorite tunes while cruising around with Bluetooth audio and 2 speakers. Other features include a speedometer, rear hitch, sidebars, and 12v accessory plug. The lifted chassis and 14” wheels (in either body color or black/silver) give the Legend Cart a look of authority. And when it’s time to recharge, the onboard charger makes it a breeze!
The Legend is available with Trojan and Lithium-Ion battery upgrades. We also offer The Legend with an LSV (Low-speed Vehicle) package that makes it eligible for road use (where laws allow it).
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When choosing a golf cart battery with Golfcarts.com, it is important to consider your budget and your needs. If you are looking for a battery with a long life span, affordability, and better-than-average performance, then you may want to consider Trojan brand batteries. If you’re looking for peak performance, range, and power that requires no maintenance – then lithium-ion is for you!
Many carts can be equipped with lithium batteries post-purchase if you decide to upgrade later, so keep that in mind!