citEcar Electric Vehicles is your home for the most extensive selection of street legal, electric vehicles including electric golf carts, electric shuttles, commercial electric vehicles, low speed vehicles, ADA shuttles, parts and accessories.
All citEcar Electric Vehicles are American built in our Gainesville, Florida facility, and then are put through rigorous inspection programs by our highly trained American workers. To ensure the quality of our electric vehicles all major electrical components in our vehicles are purchased from industry leading, name brand suppliers who produce their products in the USA.
At citEcar we are constantly building and adding new electric vehicle models to our inventory. At this time we have over forty standard models of vehicles that include golf course carts, street legal golf carts, passenger trams, parking lot shuttles, low speed vehicles, and emergency service vehicles. If we don’t have a low speed vehicle to fit your needs, our team will design and modify an electric vehicle specifically for you.
At citEcar we pride ourselves in offering our customers the highest quality electric vehicles with the best customer service in the industry. You deserve the best so contact citEcar for quality American built electric vehicles. Additionally, citEcar offers a wholesale program for all of our street legal golf carts, electric low speed vehicles, and electric shuttles. If you are interested in becoming a golf cart dealer, please complete our dealership application.
Please note that the prices listed on our website reflect cash discounts for orders paid by cash, personal check, wire transfer, or money order. Orders paid by credit card will have a slightly higher price due to not receiving a cash discount price. If you have any questions regarding this or any other policy, please do not hesitate to contact us!
For starters, electric golf carts use electrical energy, which is extremely eco-friendly. The energy is stored in the standard lead-acid batteries and does not produce any pollution. Gas-powered carts, on the other hand, emit smoke when they are running that subsequently harms the environment. As a result, not only are electric golf carts preferable of course, they are also useful for other personal applications.
Unless you are planning to run your golf cart for hours on end, an electric golf cart may help you get around the golf course, neighborhood, or any other short distance for that matter between 12 and 15 miles. It is usually advisable to keep the batteries fully charged all the time, and maintain appropriate water levels in every cell while avoiding keeping them idle for several days without a temperature compensated battery maintainer. The temperature compensation is used to prevent over/under charging with precision settings for gel, “wet” flooded, or AGM lead-acid batteries. The charger-maintainer-desulfation are completely safe and easy to use.
You could almost hear a pin drop when operating an electric golf cart. Apart from the fact that they do not use any fuel, their minimal maintenance costs are jaw dropping. Overall, the cost of using an electric cart is significantly lower than using gasoline-powered carts.
The battery is the most significant part of an electric golf cart and can be extremely costly if handled carelessly. Under the right conditions, the battery should last between four and five years. When servicing batteries, it is advisable to remove jewelry (rings and watches). Bringing the battery terminals into contact with any metal can be hazardous. The voltage in the electric golf cart batteries is enough to weld metal together. Thick rubber gloves and safety glasses are also encouraged when checking and refilling batteries as the battery acid is awfully corrosive. Stick to distilled water when refilling the battery, and be sure not to flood out the acid, which can spill out of the covers and cause corrosion of the cables and metal frames.
The importance of tire maintenance in an electric golf cart cannot be overemphasized. Tire pressure should be checked every month or so and refilled to the recommended pressure (mostly 22 psi). An under-inflated tire can lead to uneven wear and compromise the lifespan of the tire. Uneven wear can also be caused by an alignment problem when the electric golf cart hits a hole or curb. Check the alignment on a regular basis and rotate the tires if necessary. Proper alignment, rotation and tire pressure will help extend the lifespan of your tires.
It is advisable to check and service the mechanical brakes on your electric gas cart at least once per year. This may involve cleaning, checking, and adjusting the pedal, cables, drums, and pads. Wrongly serviced brakes can lead to costly repairs, not to mention posing a potential danger to the passengers.
The rear differential is the back end of an electric golf calf, through which the machine operates. An oil leak could lead to expensive repairs. An oil leak can be detected from excessive dirt or oil on the exterior of the differential.
Steering and suspension
You should check all steering and suspension components every twelve months for wear, loose nuts or bolts.
How speed control works in street legal electric golf carts
The accelerator pedal in the simplest speed controller in the market is just one major switch running from the batteries to the motor. To slow down the golf cart, you just tap the accelerator pedal every couple of seconds. To increase the speed, you touch the accelerator with a higher frequency. Holding down the pedal will increase the pace to the fastest possible speed. However, this type of tapping can take a toll on your electric golf cart, which is why more new gold carts employ a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller similar to the ones found in electric vehicles. A computer in the PWM controller sends power surges to the motor numerous times per second. The motor slows down when introduced to very short pulses, and gains speed with long pulses. Traditionally, PMW controllers were exceptionally costly, so older carts employed resistors instead. A large resistor facilitates the flow of power from the battery to the motor, and even converts some of the power to heat. The resistors range from two to three, and solenoids go for different combinations to produce different speeds.
Maximizing electric golf carts
By now, you should have deduced that the usefulness of electric golf carts extends beyond the golf course. They are useful virtually anywhere a car cannot access. Some communities have started developing golf-cart paths. In fact, not only are these communities built around the golf courses, but they also use golf cart paths to promote a car-less lifestyle. Rather than using cars to make short trips to the store and what not, residents simply hop into their electric golf carts. When used this way, the golf carts are referred to as Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (or just NEVs).
A vital part of proper electric golf cart maintenance is ensuring that your charging source doesn’t compromise your battery life through overcharging. Several original “stock” chargers that come with the equipment tend to use outdated technology and have been known to overcharge batteries, especially as they get older. A good charger will save you money by enhancing both performance and lifespan, and eliminate or diminishing “water loss” caused by overcharging. Investing in the right charger also means that you can leave the electric golf cart for weeks on end unattended without worrying. When ready to start operations, the batteries will be completely charged and free of sulfate. Contact us today to learn more about electric golf carts.