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Old 01-28-2020, 11:55 AM
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How is the charging of electric cars paid for in California?
The charging stations at the school used an app similar to apps used in the cities for bike or scooter rentals. It’s called PowerFlex.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:23 PM
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I have a lithium powered cart- EZGO Elite - really a super piece of machinery. 8 yr on battery and no maintenance. I'm actually very surprised nobody is complaining about the smells of gas carts. (instantly gives me a headache) I wipe my windscreen down once a week with plexus plastic polish and the micro fiber cloth is black (from the soot of gas carts) - long story short I'm the guy wearing the face mask.

No charging stations.. YET but suspect they will be here soon.

Lithium carts go a long way on a very quick charge.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:25 PM
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Love our electric, can’t stand the gas smell . We had a Yamaha that stalled while on our lifestyle. Hmmmm....
Love that we have options.

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If we would ever buy a golf cart, it would be an Atomic/ enclosed .a/c & heat--90 mile range & appears to be the safest
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If we would ever buy a golf cart, it would be an Atomic/ enclosed .a/c & heat--90 mile range & appears to be the safest
We have been kicking it around for a while but someone just gave us an Electric Cart and I don't know now. I'm sure the Atomic has to be leaps and bounds above an old jalopy.

Maybe I'll surprise Momma for her Birthday, it has to be a certain color. I just can't remember which color that was. I think maybe it was white????

Our neighbor just got one and it's beautiful except they Golf and they hate to be opening the door 150 times every 9 holes, they stink at Golf. We'll see.

Charging Station at the Square. NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!

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Where do you think that electricity comes from that charges your cart? It is either from a coal/natural gas powered generation plant or nuclear. I doubt there are any hydroelectric pants in Florida. Generating electric power produces pollution. Do some research on how dirty the process is to produce new batteries and to dispose of worn out ones.

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Have an electric car for over five years and got superior batteries for it when purchased. Keep it plugged in and check water levels all the time and never had a problem. The charger is a trickle, so can leave it plugged in when I am not here. My garage doesn’t stink like the tunnels after all those gas carts go through. Gas carts are big polluters because they do not have the emission controls that autos have. Just doing my bit for the environment and have been very happy. To each his own.
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Old 01-28-2020, 04:07 PM
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If you're not crazy about the idea of street legal golf carts with auto insurance and car tags, and if you can live without the A/C and don't want ordinary, get a Lux. They're sold at Streetrods on CR 101, the same people that sell the fancy old time hot rod golf carts. Best price I've found is at Costco, $16,999 delivered to you.

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If we would ever buy a golf cart, it would be an Atomic/ enclosed .a/c & heat--90 mile range & appears to be the safest
Have a friend that has an Atomic and loves it however, the range drops drastically when the heat or a/c is used. They still love it but were disappointed with how much was lost, especially with the AC in the summer.
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A street legal cart has it's benefits, but mixing with cars has it's downfalls as well. This driver was killed in an Atomic Vehicle.

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Have a friend that has an Atomic and loves it however, the range drops drastically when the heat or a/c is used. They still love it but were disappointed with how much was lost, especially with the AC in the summer.
Another patient at the ear doctor was saying the same thing. They look so cool and I was kinda thinking of trading in old Bessie for one. He said they are disappointing in that the air conditioning doesn't work and they don't go very far.
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Have an electric car for over five years and got superior batteries for it when purchased. Keep it plugged in and check water levels all the time and never had a problem. The charger is a trickle, so can leave it plugged in when I am not here. My garage doesn’t stink like the tunnels after all those gas carts go through. Gas carts are big polluters because they do not have the emission controls that autos have. Just doing my bit for the environment and have been very happy. To each his own.
Do you mean cart?
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Do you mean cart?
Coffeebean, open up the link for The Villages Golf CARS. I've noticed it both ways, Cars & Carts! Who knows?

Golf Maven has an interesting article on the differences. Can't get it to link up. Sorry!

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Old 01-29-2020, 09:24 AM
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I agree that it is a push on cost and reliability. My objection to gas carts is when I am behind them (especially in tunnels) and have to put up with their stink and noise.
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I agree that it is a push on cost and reliability. My objection to gas carts is when I am behind them (especially in tunnels) and have to put up with their stink and noise.
I have never noticed or been bothered by the smell of gas golf carts. Being around people smoking cigarettes or cigars is another story altogether.
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