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Street Legal Golf Carts May Not Be a Legal Term

Street Legal Golf Carts May Not Be a Legal Term

From early spring to the late fall months, people seeking a little more fun and convenience in their lives often find themselves searching online for information about driving a golf cart on the streets. While local statutes and enforcement practices vary between federal, state, county, and municipal jurisdictions, understanding the laws that apply to your area is essential. At the end of the day, driving a golf cart on public roads can seem like a fun way to get around, but make sure you know the local laws and regulations that apply to your area before you hit the streets. If you're looking to use your golf cart as street legal transportation, then you may want to look into investing in a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV). These vehicles are designed specifically for road use and meet certain NHTSA regulations such as having headlamps, turn signals, windshields, seat belts and other safety features. Before you make the jump, check with your local government to see if they have any special ...

January 27, 2023

Happy Holidays from Moto Electric Vehicles

Happy Holidays from Moto Electric Vehicles

Electric street legal golf carts are small vehicles that are designed to be used on golf courses and other areas where traditional automobiles are not allowed. They are powered by electricity, which makes them environmentally friendly and quiet to operate. Many electric street legal golf carts are also equipped with features such as headlights, taillights, turn signals, and seat belts, which allow them to be used on public roads in certain areas. “You likely remember when golf carts were actually for golfers,” says Brett Jackrel, Sales Manager of Moto Electric Vehicles. “Thankfully, I was able to start in the business as the conventional electric cart began to evolve into today’s more versatile offering of low-speed vehicles for street use and fun activities. Now, lifted golf carts are providing people with a unique advantage with more ground clearance and bigger wheels and tires.” To be considered street legal, an electric golf cart typically mu...

December 21, 2022

Neighborhood Uber: 8 Passenger Street Legal Golf Carts

Neighborhood Uber: 8 Passenger Street Legal Golf Carts

Have you been searching online for a convenient way to move people around a low-speed environment?  MotoEV 8-passenger street legal golf carts are a perfect replacement for the neighborhood Uber; and with the ill effects of climate change like widespread flooding, stronger hurricanes, and more frequent forest fires, the world expects us to utilize electric-powered vehicles that can help protect everyone’s future. After all, one of the quickest ways to decarbonize the transportation sector in a sustainable way is take full advantage of multi-passenger electric utility vehicles for transporting people in areas with slower posted speed limits. In today’s busy world, low-speed vehicles that can carry multiple passengers are an ideal choice for use in airports, churches, campuses, resorts, amusement parks, real estate developments, military bases, hospitals, recreational facilities, and manufacturing plants as well as designated electric golf cart communities. Driving ...

November 16, 2022

Bride & Groom Street-Legal Wedding Golf Carts

Bride & Groom Street-Legal Wedding Golf Carts

Spring is no longer thought of as the only season for weddings. During the two-plus years of the Covid-19 pandemic, couples had to either scrap their wedding plans, delay the date, or get married after settling for a slimmed-down version of the celebration. To no surprise, there is now a huge demand from couples wanting to tie-the-knot… and many with a simpler wedding in mind. According to the Wedding Report, about 2.5 million couples are expected to get married in 2022. This is a 15% greater demand than before coronavirus. This means weddings will be taking place year-round somewhere, sometime, and every day of the week. Whether your Big Day is going to be more casual or not, now is a good time to assess transportation needs for your wedding. For those living in a low-speed neighborhood, golf-cart community, or a slow-speed resort environment, what better wedding present than giving each other a Bride & Groom street-legal lifted golf cart. It’s the perfect vehicl...

August 15, 2022

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