While 2 and 4 passenger golf carts are the most common, many businesses and communities are utilizing gas or electric 6 passenger golf carts to add more efficiency to their purpose, either permanently or for the short-term.
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These shuttle-like golf carts are helpful because they carry more people and cargo without the need for additional customization.
They are sometimes referred to as trams, limos, or shuttles — all names that reflect greater passenger capacity.
Airports, sports arenas, and fairgrounds frequently use these golf carts to chauffeur clients, including the elderly and disabled.
For special occasions, such as large fundraisers or university events, these 6 passenger golf carts are often rented or leased. Although the carts are similar to 2- and 4-passenger golf carts, they still require special accessories and maintenance that many businesses may not be willing to foot the bill for.
One of the main differences between 6-passenger golf carts and smaller golf carts is that most come equipped with additional accessories for both safety and control, such as headlights, brake lights, turn signals, rear view mirrors, front and rear bumpers, etc…
These additional golf cart accessories give both the rental company and the lessee peace of mind. Also, most of these features are mandatory for making the cart street legal.
With more and more golf cart friendly communities and street legal golf carts around, owning a golf cart with a larger carrying capacity has its advantages.
If you are opting to purchase a 6 passenger golf cart, there are plenty on the market that claim to be street legal and have speeds that can reach up to 30 mph.
A lot of these multi-passenger golf carts also have additional bells and whistles, such as custom paint, custom tires, and custom lights.
Check with your local laws and compare them to what the seller may be advertising to make sure that the cart is indeed street legal for your local jurisdiction. If a few more accessories or modifications are necessary, then the seller may be willing to work with you to make sure that everything is legit.