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#329177 - 03/19/09 09:23 PM What would be the reaction if electric golf carts
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were mandated? Would there be an uproar, or would the single best way to improve the air quality in San Pedro/AC be accepted? Are gas carts a status symbol that will not be given up? Is their speed so important to San Pedranos? Is there sufficient electrical supply to go all electric golf carts?

Every time I walk from the beach to the street, I am amazed at how bad the air quality is.
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#329179 - 03/19/09 09:30 PM Re: What would be the reaction if electric golf carts [Re: skippy]
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There was a time when 95% of the carts were electric. That worked out OK then as the roads didn't extend nearly so far and the range of an electric cart was sufficient.
Now a cart needs a much greater range to cover the island roads.

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#329180 - 03/19/09 09:39 PM Re: What would be the reaction if electric golf carts [Re: SP Daily]
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I use a gas golf cart because I am call 24/7 and I live 2 miles north of town. I might not have enough charge to get to town if I had just been using it.
All the dead batteries from electric carts are also a problem to the environment.

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#329181 - 03/19/09 09:41 PM Re: What would be the reaction if electric golf carts [Re: natalie p]
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I understand, good points.
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#329193 - 03/19/09 11:11 PM Re: What would be the reaction if electric golf carts [Re: skippy]
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The dead batteries are supposedly collected by the Town Council and shipped to a battery manufacturer in Belize City where they are salvaged for re-manufacture. At least that was the plan/program years ago...

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#329195 - 03/19/09 11:16 PM Re: What would be the reaction if electric golf carts [Re: SP Daily]
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we are seeing more and more carts here as well.
i had thought about a 'charging station' up this side as the electrics also can't make the round trip.
questions:
how long to charge the normal battery bank in a cart?
could it be done at, oh,, say a bar while they had a few drinks?
can you daisy-chain an extra battery or two?

just curios.

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#329197 - 03/19/09 11:20 PM Re: What would be the reaction if electric golf ca [Re: Barnacle]
SP Daily Offline
A charger is a very good idea at any bar! It'll get drinkers to stay while the cart charges. I recently spent 2 hours at The Cloisters while my cart charged enough to get back home.
The carts are either 36 volt or 48 volt if newer style.
Back when Capricorn was the first bar up north that we could drive to, they offered cart charges and enticed many customers that way.

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#329198 - 03/19/09 11:23 PM Re: What would be the reaction if electric golf carts [Re: skippy]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Electric carts are quite a bit heavier than gas carts and therefore have more of an affect on the roads.
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#329199 - 03/19/09 11:24 PM Re: What would be the reaction if electric golf carts [Re: Loansum-Al K]
SP Daily Offline
HA!!! Can you document that statement?

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#329201 - 03/19/09 11:25 PM Re: What would be the reaction if electric golf carts [Re: SP Daily]
champion Offline
A good set of batteries will easily get through 2 rounds of golf. If you figure about 7000 yards for an average course then add for shoelacing and it easily gets to 16000 yards or 9 miles.
Also they do recover somewhat if they sit for a while.
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