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Old 04-22-2011, 04:55 PM
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Not sure how we find out the details, but I would love to learn more. I do believe they could go 80 miles depending on HOW they drove with normal wet batteries. Heck I believe I could go 80 miles in my Club Car that has 8-6volt batteries given the right circumstances. If I go at a slower speed, if the pack could get a rest occasionally, etc.

I took my cart 50 miles last winter which discharged the pack to 50%. That was driving like a Villager at full speed. If I had done that test at a slower speed, if I had allowed the pack to discharge to dead...... who knows.

Since I am intrigued, I will probably give a call to Par Car Monday. IMO it is fun to know...
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:20 PM
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Just for information and nothing more let me state the following.
1. We used regular batteries in our cart and not the maintenance free ones.
Ours are not gel. They are Glass Matt. We had water filled batteries for the
test.
2. We drove at a speed of 19.5 miles per hour to make it legal.
3. We had a police escort the entire way so no one would get hurt by ???
4. We stopped every 10 to 12 miles to let other cancer survivors drive the
cart and check the batteries.
5. We went a distance of 80.6 miles on the cart before it ran out of energy
and had to push it into the Moffitt Center Office that night.
6. The lady, Joan Miller, of Belvedere, was the winner of the cart at her
guestimate of 80.5 miles.
7. We raised over $15,000 for the Moffitt Cancer Center on the pledges
that were taken on vendor nights in the squares.
8. We have over $15,000 worth of business donations to still give away
to all the 2nd place winners(over 100).
9. The last time we did this was in 2002 in the Utah flats under perfect
conditions and did an astounding 112 miles. Club car did not show up.
10. We under no conditions tell you to drive a cart for 80 miles. All we
state is that you can if pushed to that extent. You are ruining your
batteries when you do what we did. Remember your battery is like
a giant fuel tank...you can only go so many miles, or hours, or amps
till you need new ones. Just like you can only go so many miles on
a gas cart till you need more gas.
11. The cart was never modified in any way prior or during or after our
Miles for Moffitt endurance test.
12. Tire pressure was set at 35.
13. We have S.E.C.O. checking on how much energy the cart used and how
much it will cost to fully charge the fully discharged batteries.
14. The batteries were not new, they were charge about 10 times to us
using the batteries in the cart. Joan will recieve new Maintenance
Free battereies in her cart upon delivery.

I have not said anything on this site because of a few factors.
I have not advertised here for almost a year and because of restraints from other factors I could not do it for this great cause.
In the near future you will be seeing Columbia Parcar as a regular advertiser
on this site. Not because of being forced to do it, but because it is one of
the few sites in the villages that is worth supporting.

I hope I have answered most, if not all, of your questions.
I will not use this forum to keep answering questions because that ils just
not right.

Thanks, Greg Kar Guy
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:25 PM
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Hey Greg.....Karguy

Thanks for taking the time to post this....
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for the real facts. For a while I thought maybe the mileage was calculated by the same clowns at the EPA who publish the milage claims on new car stickers -----calculated at 10 miles an hour with the engine off down hill with a 40 mile-an-hour tail wind.
Anyway hats off to ParCar and the money it raised and all the buzz it created. You have a great advertising guy working for you!

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Old 04-23-2011, 06:26 PM
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Thanks Karguy
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:52 AM
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Just for information and nothing more let me state the following.

4. We stopped every 10 to 12 miles to let other cancer survivors drive the
cart and check the batteries.
13. We have S.E.C.O. checking on how much energy the cart used and how
much it will cost to fully charge the fully discharged batteries.

I hope I have answered most, if not all, of your questions.
I will not use this forum to keep answering questions because that ils just
not right.

Thanks, Greg Kar Guy
I am extremely impressed by the results of this test, kudos to Par Car. I know Kar Guy said he will not respond with any more answers, but I ask just in case he reconsiders....... if not I fully understand.

I am really interested (and maybe others?) in the items below if you are willing to share.

4. When the batteries were checked, did anyone keep a matrix with miles and pack voltage after those miles?

13. Is this information from SECO publicly available?


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Old 04-07-2012, 05:40 AM
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I am happy with mine just that the seat on my rear will never make it the 80 miles i've done about 40 but my rear was killing me need better or more comfortable seat
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Thanks for your support
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Did they modify the cart in any way?

Did they drive a certain way (like real slow)?

That total seems incredible.
They must've been going south so it was all down hill and down wind with a 100 pounder driving......

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2014 Par Car uses 8- 6volt batteries instead of 6- 8 volt. They cost $850.00. That's why you get better mileage and the cost is about the same as other carts batteries.
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