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Use Good Sense Behind the Wheel

Use Good Sense Behind the Wheel

The first electric golf cart was built in 1932 but widespread acceptance did not occur until the 1950s when they were used as an alternative means of individual transportation for people with disabilities. Since that time, the golf cart has become faster and more nimble. Today, it is both amazing and scary to see all the things that people do with an electric golf cart. Recently, the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, discovered that nearly 148,000 golf cart-related injuries were reported between 1990 to 2006. Because these vehicles are being used in resorts, hospitals, industrial settings, airports, campuses and on the roadways of low-speed communities, many of the 13,500 reported injuries in 2006 occurred away from the links.  According to Dr. Lara McKenzie (one of the authors of the study), electric carts tend to bring out the devil in everyone and people are getting hurt because they do things in a golf cart they nor...

April 20, 2016

Will Low-Carbon Societies Rely on Electric Carts?

Will Low-Carbon Societies Rely on Electric Carts?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 8.2 million deaths a year are directly linked to airborne pollution. Unfortunately, indicators suggest that the death toll is still on the rise. Vehicle emissions are a major reason that many cities have a higher than average air pollution level. In the United States, our modern lifestyle depends heavily on the use of private vehicles as we go about our daily routines. As our industrial society began to develop, neighborhoods popped up in the suburban areas surrounding our major cities. The place people lived moved further and further away from commercial areas, which created a need for more and more high-speed thoroughfares (where street legal golf carts are prohibited) to accommodate daily commutes. Over the past two decades, ideas for developing low-speed electric communities for the establishment of sustainable low-carbon transportation systems has gone from the drawing board to implementation. Three communities have endured t...

April 14, 2016

Why Electric Golf Carts Might Rule the Roads

Why Electric Golf Carts Might Rule the Roads

You are starting to see more and more of them. You see them in neighborhoods, on campuses and on playing fields. You'll see them at amusement parks, concerts, and at corporate events. We're talking about electric golf carts and shuttles and they just may soon rule the roads. What is behind the growing popularity of these efficient and quiet vehicles? Electric golf carts are more versatile than ever. What were simple two person golf carts are now available in a wide range of body styles and passenger capacities. Shuttles can carry a dozen or more people. They come in body styles that mimic classic cars. They are even being used for emergency vehicles. They are affordable. Brand new electric golf carts start at about $2,000. This makes it an affordable transportation option, especially in communities that allow them or when they are produced in street legal versions. Many view electric golf cart transportation as a greener form of transportation. Consumers ar...

March 26, 2016

So It's Time to Buy New Street Legal Golf Cart Tires

So It's Time to Buy New Street Legal Golf Cart Tires

Golf cart tires are really where the rubber meets the road. If it's time for you to buy new street legal golf cart tires, what should you know? First, let's address the basics. Electric golf cart tires are simply flexible, rubber containers filled with compressed air. They have two primary jobs. One is to provide traction so your golf cart can move, and the second is to create a cushion between your cart and the road it's riding upon. Like automobile tires, golf cart tires are manufactured in layers called "plys". They generally are two pieces of rubber covering a steel belt. If you will always be driving on a smooth surface, you may be able to get away with a lower ply tire. If however, you can imagine your golf cart occasionally bumping into a curb, riding in rougher terrain, or over dirt or gravel, you may want to consider a higher ply tire. If it's time to buy new golf cart tires, you'll also want to understand the numbering on the sidewalls on your tires. You will find three ...

March 26, 2016

Golf Carts -- A Better Way to Get Things Done

Golf Carts -- A Better Way to Get Things Done

In 1951, the first electric golf cart was manufactured in Redlands, California. This ingenious invention delighted golfers around the country. Instead of walking around expansive courses laden with heavy clubs, golfers began riding around them in style. As time passed, people discovered new, exciting uses for golf carts. These handy vehicles no longer solely serve the golfing population. Nowadays, golf carts can be seen parked at suburban homes, churches, farmhouses, universities, factories, and resorts. If you live in a gated, suburban community, riding around the neighborhood in your own golf can feel luxurious. When the weather is treacherous outside, you can quickly, and easily, ride to a neighbor’s home. Carrying pot luck dinners to your friends’ homes is also convenient if you own a golf cart. You can also safely transport your kids to neighboring homes without worrying about them walking alone. Perhaps, you live in a sprawling, rural area. Utilizing a g...

February 19, 2016

Street Legal Golf Carts for Improved Efficiency

Street Legal Golf Carts for Improved Efficiency

Businesses of all sizes can utilize electric vehicles to improve both their business services and their customer satisfaction rating. Moto Electric Vehicles offer affordable and customized solutions for transporting equipment, customers, and staff. Perfect in a Variety of Ways Whether you need a custom golf cart or electronic gold carts and shuttles your business's needs come first. Businesses all across the nation focus on efficiency. Electric vehicles and street legal carts add efficiency in a variety of ways. For service team usage, an electric cart allows team members to move equipment and supplies quickly and easily across your entire operation. The benefit for businesses is the reduction in lifting injuries and faster repair and restocking by employees. For emergency teams, being able to transport a guest or employee is essential when EMS transport is not able to reach all areas of your floor plan. Electric carts also mean that EMS and first responders can reach all areas ...

February 11, 2016

Tips to Care for Your Street-Legal Golf Cart

Tips to Care for Your Street-Legal Golf Cart

Owning an electric cart and operating it in a low-speed environment is a fun lifestyle change. However, golf carts can easily fall into the "out-of-sight.. out-of-mind" category. If you don't drive your car for months, it will simply sit there waiting for your next trip. Electric golf carts on the other hand do require certain maintenance whether they are used daily or not. If you received an Owner's Manual when you purchased your street-legal golf cart, take the time to read all the information provided about regular maintenance as well as how to prepare your vehicle when it is not going to be used for a longer period of time, like harsh winter months. Your maintenance schedule may vary slightly due to the actual model you purchased as well as what you use it for and how often you use it. However, there are four basic requirements for the ongoing maintenance of any electric golf cart: Routine Inspections - It is always important to observe how your vehicle is performing...

January 19, 2016

Low Speed Vehicles: Not Your Father's Golf Cart

Low Speed Vehicles:  Not Your Father's Golf Cart

Many communities both on and off the links are beginning to recognize the value of today's street legal golf carts as a viable alternative to automobiles and light-weight trucks. If you currently live in a low-speed community, you may have already noticed customized electric carts taking to the streets. These probably didn't look anything like your father's golf cart, because they are not. Sleek, sexy and functional, these golf carts have morphed into nimble, environmentally friendly modes of transportation. And, not just for hauling the family but for work applications, too.  Low-speed vehicles (LSVs) are federally-approved street-legal vehicles that came into existence under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 500. LSVs are defined as a four-wheeled motor vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 3,000 pounds (1,400 kg) and a top speed of between 20 to 25 mph (32 to 40 km/h). In most states, operators are generally restricted to driving their str...

January 12, 2016

Novant Health Receives their New MotoEV 6 Passenger Low Speed Vehicle!

Novant Health Receives their New MotoEV 6 Passenger Low Speed Vehicle!

Congratulations to Novant Health on their new 6 passenger electric shuttle! Novant had this unit donated last week and they love the low speed vehicle. They will now be able to pick up patients easily in their new electric cart! Some comments below from their Executive Director: "I thought you might like a photo of the donor’s presenting the key to the new shuttle to our president, Dari Caldwell. Everyone has been very impressed with the quality of the shuttle. It rides very smooth and is extremely quiet operationally." Thank you Novant Health, the Moto Electric Vehicles' Team is very excited to have your organization as a customer!

March 19, 2015