Mature ideas in a new golf cart
The Advanced EV A-series
May 2, 2016 · 3 min read (Editor's note: components used in the Advanced EV carts offered at Mister Golf Cart have further been upgraded since the writing of this article. It has been edited to reflect those changes - MR)
The Advanced EV A-series, first introduced in late 2014, may be a relatively new line of golf carts for the personal transportation market. But, by using mature ideas like integrating time-tested components, being parts and service friendly, and focusing on comfort, the A-series delivers a quality vehicle with a smooth, quiet ride for users. It’s currently being offered factory-direct to dealers and distributors.
The A-series line refers to Advanced EV’s carts with the golf cart body style. There are nine models designed for carrying people, with dealers concentrating on two 48V models: the four passenger A2+2; and six passenger A4+2, and come in many colors: black, white, bright red, yellow, sky, lime and tangerine orange, and metallic silver, champagne, burgundy and blue.
Standard equipment includes a full complement of lights and instrumentation…head, tail, and brake lights, turn signals, horn, speedometer, state of charge meter, side mirrors, rear drum brakes, reverse beeper and retractable seat belts.
The 48V vehicles offered at Mister Golf Cart all feature the AC drive and TOYOTA Controllers for better performance, and come standard with folding windshields. Of course, popular accessories, like rain enclosures and more are available.
One of the risks of buying a newer brand of golf carts is its track record…there usually isn’t one. The Advanced EV A-series was born from the idea of integrating a new body style with components that have a successful track record in the industry.
Each model in the A-series, therefore, uses key components… the ADC motor, the Toyota controller, the Dual Pro on-board charger, an LY trans-axle and Nivel tires... that have stood the test of time and have proven to be reliable.
The 48V models use the 4kW AC motor together with the Toyota 48M-350A controller, and a high-speed/high-torque 16:1 trans-axle. The 48V carts also have a good climbing ability with speeds between 19–25 mph and 30-40 mile range on premium batteries.
Parts and Service Friendly
Parts, particularly warranty parts, are sourced from the Advanced EV facility in Texas. A manufacturer’s 2-year limited warranty covers each vehicle. Dealer service staffs simply call the Texas Parts and Service Consultants when parts and warranty service needs come up. Most issues are handled easily over the phone.
Durability and Comfort
The A-series body and dashboard, built from automotive grade polypropylene (PP) material, give the cart a solid look and feel. The roof canopy is a vacuum formed ABS plastic.
The roof, both top and underside, are painted the same color as the cart body. As an additional feature detail, in addition to the 1" rubber spacers at each roof/strut contact point, a heavy-duty 2-1/4" rubber stopper added to the roof center support provides stability, minimizes vibration, makes a quieter ride and reduces possibility of stress fractures.
The A-series uses a high tensile steel welded chassis. The chassis, as well as, the steel uprights are treated with anti-rust protection. They undergo an electrophoretic treatment followed by an application of a powder coated paint. To further guard against rust, stainless steel nuts and bolts are used throughout the vehicle.
Ride comfort is addressed in a couple of ways. First, the vehicles have an independent support frame and balance bar on the rear of cart. This allows the passenger area to move independently of the chassis. Secondly, instead of leaf springs, the suspension consists of 4-wheel independent coil springs over the shock absorbers. The chassis and suspension take the bumps while passengers enjoy the ride in custom cut seats.
So you see the Advanced EV A-series is a new solution with mature ideas. The carts use proven components and are warrantied from Texas.