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We played golf at Harbor Hills yesterday and they have new lithium battery powered Club Car golf carts. We all were very impressed with the power and smoothness these carts have. If you can, play a round over there just to try the new carts.
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Played there several weeks ago with the new carts. I like the idea of Lithium Ion batteries, but the only cart they had available had problems. Could barely make it up a hill without bucking. These carts have a/c motors instead of d/c, and is a good idea. More expensive to buy, and, I've been told by a cart mechanic, much more expensive to fix.
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Check out the EzGo Elite. We bought one and Love it.
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I also have an EZGO Elite! bought from VGC's love it!

expensive but the battery does have a 8/10 year warranty

it's like a TESLA but for the golf course.
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Brushless A/C motors do not break.
The EZGO Elite acceleration is too slow for me.
How was the acceleration on the Club Car?
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The EZGO Elite acceleration is too slow for me.
I'm surprised at that comment as we found the Elite to be quicker in acceleration than the gas Yamahas we test drove. Maybe something was off on the one you tried. We ended up buying the Elite and are very happy (but just 3-months in). YMMV
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Gas carts are far too slow.
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I also have an EZGO Elite! bought from VGC's love it!

expensive but the battery does have a 8/10 year warranty

it's like a TESLA but for the golf course.
What is the pro-rated schedule for the warranty? Also, do you expect to keep the cart 8-10 years? I have two electrics and we change batteries every 3.5 years which is about 2K over 7 years, last check the ION batteries cost more than that. Maybe it changed. Unfortunately we seem to change carts every 5 - 6 years.
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If maintenance free batteries would work in a regular golf cart, that would be the best option. If they lasted 3-4 years with no maintenance, it would be just as good as lithium.
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Gas carts are far too slow.
For the fun of it I just timed 0 to 20mph - 7.1 seconds. Two seat E-Z-GO ELiTE, stock plus Villages Golf Cars std. pkg., 1-person, no clubs. Max speed reads ~22.
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If maintenance free batteries would work in a regular golf cart, that would be the best option. If they lasted 3-4 years with no maintenance, it would be just as good as lithium.
I have maintenance free batteries in my new cart so they are available.
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I dont like the slow ramp up in speed with the EZGO electrics. I need 0-20 in under 5 seconds and linear/immediate throttle response or I get aggravated

The new Yamaha PowerTech AC comes with maintenance free AGM batteries (Trojan T875-AGM). They have adequate acceleration but top out at 19.5 MPH which means you will be the slowest cart in The Villages...and everyone will pass you...and some of them have really poor judgement
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Gas carts are far too slow.
??? Our gas carts go plenty fast enough. And that is with the governor set at the legal speed limit. They are golf carts, not race cars.
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I dont like the slow ramp up in speed with the EZGO electrics. I need 0-20 in under 5 seconds and linear/immediate throttle response or I get aggravated

The new Yamaha PowerTech AC comes with maintenance free AGM batteries (Trojan T875-AGM). They have adequate acceleration but top out at 19.5 MPH which means you will be the slowest cart in The Villages...and everyone will pass you...and some of them have really poor judgement
You know you can have the speed adjusted right?
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I didn't know new carts are now offered with maintenance free batteries. Gotta look at some new carts.
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