Golf Carts: The Electric Car of the Future That's Already Here

Golf carts are growing in popularity, to the point where some communities have begun designing infrastructure with the “neighborhood electric vehicles” in mind. The Atlantic explains the trend:

Why drive a cart? Certainly, disposable income, warm weather, and relatively dense settlements are prerequisites. But drivers also say that NEVs allow for old-fashioned urban social interaction.

“It’s impossible to deny what fun these little vehicles seem to be,” the editorial board of the Greenville News wrote last year, “and how they have served to better connect neighbors in a busy world.”

Certainly, these vehicles come with limitations. You’re not going to venture out on a cross-country road trip in a golf cart. But retirees living in warmer climates who don’t venture far from home find that the vehicles perfectly compliment their lifestyle.