The battery lifespan and backup time are two fundamental parameters for a battery. This is no different when it comes to the batteries of electric golf carts.
Many owners of golf carts are concerned as to how long the battery would last on a single charge and what would be its overall lifespan.
These concerns stem from the fact that it can be highly inconvenient to find a dead battery just before the start of a golfing session. That is why BPZ feels that these queries need to be addressed.
In terms of a single charge, the average distance that a golf cart can cover is 12 - 20kms (8-13 miles). This can be lower if there are more passengers and luggage on the golf cart.
This normally translates to 2-3 golfing sessions’ worth of usage. In terms of time, this could be around 1-2 hours of use.
For the overall lifespan, if proper maintenance of the battery is done then it could last around 4-5 years.
This can vary depending on the sub-category of the battery. For instance, lead-acid batteries have shorter lifespans while lithium-ion batteries have much longer lifespans.