When comparing gas golf carts versus electric, people generally think of electric. At first it may seem counter-productive to consider purchasing a gas powered golf cart, but in certain instances it may be the more logical choice.
The first advantage that gas golf cars have is the power. If you’ve really got some heavy lifting or towing to do then perhaps an electric cart might not have enough muscle. And if you’ve got a lot of up-hill driving, an electric golf cart would have a hard time making it up any steep grades.
Second, gas golf carts get far more mileage from a single tank of gas than electric carts do from a single charge.
Also, you can always carry an extra can of gas to ensure that you are able get to where you need to go. This is ideal for weekend hunting trips or large farm maintenance.
Historically, gas carts have been much louder than their electric counter-parts, but in recent times this has changed, and now there is not much difference between the two noise levels.
If you want a gas cart and still be environmentally conscious then be sure to get a 4-Cycle engine as opposed to an older 2-Cycle engine. Unlike the newer, cleaner burning 4-Cycle engines, the 2-Cycle engines burn a mixture of gas and oil which often causes smoke.
If your driving is long and frequent and you’ve got some heavy towing to do, then a gas golf cart is probably your better choice.
But if you’re environmentally conscious, know your driving needs, and would like to save some money, then you may want to consider an electric golf cart.
Most of the major manufacturers make both gas and electric models of their golf carts, so whatever you choose you should be able to find what you are looking for. Just be sure to weigh the pros and cons before you decide.