You’re in the market for a new golf cart, and as exciting as that is, you’re not sure whether you should purchase a gas model or an electric one. To make your decision a little bit easier, at Golf Cars of Hickory, we’ve put together a short list of the pros and cons of each type of model.

Gas and Electric-Powered Golf Carts: What's the Difference?

Gas-Powered Golf Carts

Pros

  • These carts have an engine that is very similar to the one in your car.
  • You can get between 10 and 12 horsepower when you’re out and about in a gas-powered cart.
  • Carts like these are great if you drive on rough terrain regularly.

Cons

  • With a gas-powered cart, you have to put gas in it to run, and you have to do regular maintenance work on the engine.
  • Like your car, gas-powered golf cars need filter and oil changes.
  • These carts are a little bit noisy and produce gas emissions.
Electric-Powered Golf Carts

Pros

  • These carts are powered by rechargeable batteries.
  • Keeping your electric-powered golf cart in great shape requires little to no maintenance.
  • Golf carts like these do not produce gas emissions and are relatively quiet when driven.

Cons

  • Most electric-powered golf carts only get between 3 and 5 horsepower.
  • After you’re done driving around your cart, you’ll need to charge the battery.
  • You’ll have to replace the battery every so often, and doing so can be costly.