How Fast does the Golf Carts Go

 

 


The standard speed of a golf cart today is 12 to 14 miles per hour but

 

many options are available to increase both the speed and power

 

should you desire.

 

 

Gas Golf Cart

 

Simply adjusting or removing the governor system on a gas golf cart is

 

asking for trouble. The engine design RPM should not be exceeded.

 

Your golf cart professional can adjust these systems to the high end of

 

the acceptable RPM.
Changing the differential gear ratio is a great way

 

to gain additional speed, but you will lose low-end torque for hill

 

 

climbing so there is a trade off. Speeds of up to 25 MPH are attainable

 

 

with the right combination of gear ratio, tire size and engine

 

 

adjustments.

 

 

 


Electric Golf Cart

 

A large assortment of optional motors, controllers and tires can make

 

your electric golf cart a powerful and fast vehicle. These changes must

 

 

be designed as a system where wire size, controller capacity and motor

 

 

amp draw are all taken into consideration. Even the forward and

 

 

reverse switch may require an upgrade to handle the increased power.

 

 

The club car IQ cart has some factory adjustment upgrades available

 

 

which is the most cost effective way to attain speeds approaching 20 MPH.

 

Discuss your requirements with your golf cart professional; and he can

 

 

suggest a power package to best give you what you want.