An electric golf cart is an electrically powered vehicle, which is used to transport golf players and their heavy equipment around the golf course. It provides a faster and easier way of going around the golf course, as compared to walking
Today, golf carts are both electrically operated, as well as gasoline powered. But, originally, all golf carts were electrically powered. J.K.Wadley of Texarkana, Texas was probably the first person to think of using an electric cart for the golf course. In 1932, the first electric golf cart was manufactured, but surprisingly, it was not well received. But, there is evidence to show that golf carts have been in use from 1951 when the Marketeer Company began mass producing their electric golf carts in California. After that, there was no looking back. Many other companies began the production of these electrically operated golf carts. Prominent companies like Cushman began manufacturing them in 1955, Harley Davidson in 1963 and Yamaha Golf Car in 1979.
Electric golf carts have many obvious advantages as compared to the gasoline-operated ones. They are environment-friendly and zero emission vehicles. Also, they make very little noise, which is a very useful quality on the golf course.
Due to their usefulness, Electric golf carts are also used outside the golf course, in country clubs, in malls and even on roads, if the street laws permit their use. Because of their low speed, they are safe for other cars and also for the pedestrians. They are used in grocery stores, mainly to transport elderly people. In all these cases, the stability and the slow speed of the golf cart are the unique selling point.
However, whether they are used on the golf course or on the roads, there are some precautions to be taken. The electric golf carts are not meant for high speed and joy riding. Therefore, operate them at reasonable speeds. The riders should also avoid sudden braking and take sharp turns.
An electric golf cart is an electrically powered vehicle, which is used to transport golf players and their heavy equipment around the golf course. It provides a faster and easier way of going around the golf course, as compared to walking.