There are golf carts, and then there are street legal golf carts. Or “golf cars,” as those of us in the industry call them! Street legal golf cars are a rising trend among suburbs and neighborhoods because they can be used both privately and on public roads with a speed limit at or below 35 miles per hour.
Street legal golf cars are limited to a maximum speed of 25 mile per hour and typically can reach an average driving range of 60 miles per charge. A hybrid between a golf cart and an on-road vehicle, street legal golf cars have several required features, including:
- Head Lamps/Stop Lamps
- Turn Signal Lamps
- Reflex Reflectors
- Parking Brakes
- Rearview Mirrors
- Seat Belts
- Vehicle Identification Numbers
Street legal golf carts include Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV).