The increase in relaxed golf cart laws in the United States has lead to a boom in people looking to buy new and used golf carts. This article will look at the pros and cons of both electric and gas powered golf carts.
Used golf carts essentially are available in two options, gas powered or electric powered. Each fuel option has it's own distinct set of advantages and weaknesses on the golf course, the roads or in a field. Feel free to use the information below to help decide if a electric or gas powered golf cart is the right option for you if you are thinking of purchasing a used golf cart.
Gas powered golf carts are powered by gas as the name suggests. Both Diesel and unleaded gas powered golf carts can be found on the market. One possible problem with gas powered golf carts is that you may be required to carry around extra gas as precaution to your engine running out so that, if this were to happen, you would simply refill the golf cart with gas and then be on your way. However, if you did not have an extra can of gas onboard, you might find yourself stranded with no fuel. Used golf carts that run on petrol can be to your advantage as running out of gas is not something you want to happen. However, it is much easier to refuel and get moving again if you have a spare fuel can with you.
Contrary to the gas powered golf cart, the used electric golf cart has a major setback if you run out power. If you are driving up the fairway and find the electric golf cart no longer able to drive, you also find yourself in a major dilemma. Where in the world can you plug into to get a recharge? I'm not aware of too many places that have golf cart power facilities available.
It could be argued that electric golf carts are much more ecologically beneficial than gas powered golf carts. Electric does not emit any pollution that you may find in a gas golf cart. An electrically powered cart also moves more quietly than a gas powered cart.
Whether you are looking to find electric of gas golf carts for sale, it is recommend that you choose a used golf cart because they often much cheaper and affordable.