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Old 05-18-2021, 03:06 PM
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Question Evolution 180AH Lithium Golf Carts

I test drove an Evolution Electric Plus 4 Passenger cart today at Villages Discount Golf Carts on 441. I have a 2013 gas Yamaha 4-seater and am looking at new lithium battery carts.

It had the LED display, speakers, and back up camera and fancy wheels/tires. But other than that, it's a barebones cart--no locking glove box, for example. I drove over a pretty deep pothole without a bounce (compared to my 2013 Y). I definitely liked the price.

Evolution owners:
  • Do you like it?
  • Does the "jump" start throw you off or do you get used to it?
  • Nothing on the dash has a closure. Do you have problems with items blowing away--maybe there's a hack to make a cavity a glove box?
  • What is the mileage on the 180AH battery charge? The sales rep said 55-65 miles.
  • What advice do you have about the Evolution cart or about the dealers in the area?

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Old 05-18-2021, 03:47 PM
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Buy gas
Oh was that the question? I guess I misunderstood.
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Buy gas
I see where you get your nickname.
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Gas is history. Electric is the future.
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Love my lithium EZGO, 70 mi range, quiet, no exhaust smell, strong acceleration.
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We bought a "loaded" 2-seater last fall. We really love it. It does get up and go, but after a few times, you figure it out. I can't quote a range. I also have a Yamaha gas cart for the longer trips; however, I'm confident the EVolution could get it done as well.
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We have two carts, brand new Yamaha four seater gas and a six year old EZ-GO electric.
No comparison, electric is the way to go.
It’s fast, it’s quiet, no stink, no maintenance to speak of, doesn’t get a hot seat in the summer, no lag going up hills, charges fast, charge lasts a long time, automatic parking brake, no trips to the gas station, no spills, no brainer.
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Old 05-19-2021, 05:23 AM
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We bought a "loaded" 2-seater last fall. We really love it. It does get up and go, but after a few times, you figure it out. I can't quote a range. I also have a Yamaha gas cart for the longer trips; however, I'm confident the EVolution could get it done as well.
But it sounds like you don't trust it. I get it, it is hard to give up a trusty Yamaha.
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Old 05-19-2021, 05:37 AM
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Default Electric Golf Cart w/ 60 - 80 Mile Range

We have a STAR EV golf cart whose range exceeds 60 to 80 miles. It has 8 lead-acid batteries, which are almost 3 years old. So, I'd expect the range that the salesman quoted you is probably accurate.
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My buddy bought one and loves it so I bought one also. Great cart. Much nicer than my club car and customer service at the dealer is great. Not like cart world! Have the shelf installed and you don’t have to worry about storage.
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Take a look at an Atomic. They are in Wildwood. I get around 100 miles/charge on mine.
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Oh was that the question? I guess I misunderstood.
Before you buy, consider an Atomic golf cart. They are looking across the street from Sparr
They drive like a car and have all The features of car does including air conditioning heat electric windows back up camera windshield wipers high and low beams and so much more. It’s very quiet and reliable. It can go almost 100 miles
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Just add solar and get the best of both
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We have one on order; demand exceeds supply right now. They can adjust the ‘jump’ at the start to make it less noticeable without effecting the top end speed. The 180 Amp Hour battery should last you for a drive anywhere in the Villages and back. We currently have a 120 Amp Hour battery on our EZGO and driven it at top speed for over three hours and still showed a quarter charge on the meter. Gas is yesterday’s familiar habit, lithium is the future.
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