Club cars are low-speed vehicles that use electricity for power and are typically used for golf carts and off-road transportation, such as driving around apartment complexes, college campuses, resorts and parking lots. Most are categorized as utility vehicles, but they are used for other purposes, such as driving on rough terrain–golf courses–or for shuttling passengers around places like amusement or theme parks or to and around different venues during public events.
The 2000 Club Car
There were several makes and models of the 2000 Club Car, including those made by the Club Car company, Yamaha and a custom model made by Harley-Davidson. The Harley model was labeled a utility transportation vehicle. They were two-passenger gas-powered utility golf carts with six 8-volt batteries, a stock motor and a top vehicle speed of up to 12 miles per hour.
The Villager 4 is one type of transportation club car. It runs on gas or electricity, has a Kawasaki single-cylinder engine, standing horsepower of 11 and running horsepower of 3. It has foot-operated parking brakes, an aluminum chassis and a seating capacity of four. The gas-operated vehicle can hold up to seven gallons of fuel. The electric model can go as high as 19 miles per hour and the gas model as high as 15 miles per hour.
One type of utility club car is called a Carryall 295. There are two types, gas or diesel-engine powered, and they are air or liquid-cooled, have between 20 and 23 horsepower and both models have four-wheel drives. They both have tubular aluminum chassis, an all-aluminum rear body and are considered all-terrain vehicles. Both can carry around 800 pounds each and have a seating capacity of two persons. The fuel tank capacity for each is six and one-half gallons and both maintain maximum speeds of 25 miles per hour.
The latest utility vehicle (club car), as of 2010, is called the Carryall LSV line. They consist of the Villager 2+2, the Carryall 2 and the Carryall 6. They are considered “street legal” because they can transport up to four passengers and have a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour. The Villager 2+2 itself holds six 8-volt batteries, has a pedal start system, a self-adjusting rack and pinion, dual-hydraulic shocks and a foot-operated parking brake. It carries up to 800 pounds and has an aluminum I-beam chassis.