Golf Cart Wins the Battle of the Electrical Vehicle Market

The winner of the battle is a vehicle well-known to all of us. Over the last decades the market of electrical vehicles has seen several attempts at meeting new consumer needs spurred on by environmental concern and a new urban landscape where the need for a large petroleum-driven vehicle for small errands and short commutes is becoming less and less pronounced.

What consumers want are small electric vehicles that are as convenient as possible for day-to-day use and encompass the best from both worlds. From the world of traditional cars, consumers want a stable and car-like driving experience and storage space for groceries or luggage, while the world of golf carts boasts smaller and more maneuverable vehicles with easier entry and exit and a much lighter environmental footprint.

These new consumer needs are all met by a vehicle which has been around for the last seven decades and is well-known in today’s market.

The first golf carts were built in the 1940s for golfers with disabilities, but are now available as street legal golf carts such as the NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) and LSV (Low Speed Vehicle) which is allowed to be operated on public roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less.

The demand for street legal golf carts in communities or other urban environments is now larger than ever. And since these small electric vehicles are less costly to keep on the road and far less polluting than traditional vehicles there is all the more reason to believe that the demand will increase in years to come.

As the first manufacturer to bring a luxury version of the golf cart to market and challenge the current conventions in terms of design, usability and quality, Garia has introduced The Garia Golf Car and The Garia LSV, a street legal version with a top speed of 25 mph.

The Garia is built at the same factory as the Porsche Boxster and Cayman, features a drive train built by an Italian company that also produces Ducati gearboxes, and components made by the same companies that supply Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Volvo. With automotive features unseen in the golf cart industry The Garia has entered the automotive league and earned its right to be called a car as opposed to a cart.

A vehicle like The Garia LSV is ideal for short, daily commutes. It has a comfortable car-like driving position, extra storage space and a double wishbone front suspension offering superb handling and stability at all times.