Insanely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: 12 Seater Golf Cart Limousine

There is nothing like a golf cart to get the child out of every driver. A combination of car-like operation, kart-like handling, and video game-like repercussions makes it a pleasure to drive. But with the typical 2 + 2 seat layout, you’re normally limited to enjoying the experience with just three friends. For anyone looking to bring the whole family, class, or circle of friends, this expandable 12-seat limo golf cart will probably fit the bill better. It certainly matches what I’m looking for in this week’s Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week.

I found this cute little number while scrolling through the Alibaba seller Henan Robeta’s page this week.

This is mostly a normal golf cart, except that you can fit 10 properly seated adults with two more in the vomit seats, or possibly 20+ poorly seated adults.

Technically, this will exceed the lean weight limit of 700 kg (1,543 lbs). But then again, it will be the same for only 12 adults, as that equates to 58 kg (128 lbs) per person.

But let’s put those little details aside for a moment and just enjoy all that this awesome vehicle has to offer.

It might only offer a top speed of 30 km / h (18 mph), but that’s about normal for the course on a golf cart.

With a giant 48V 190Ah battery, this thing charges more battery than many electric motorcycles and hybrid electric cars with almost 10kWh of capacity. They claim it’s good for 70 km (43.5 miles) of range, which seems like more than any golf cart should ever need. And there is enough space above to add about six square miles of cheap solar panels to give this buggy almost endless reach.

This battery might just be an old-fashioned lead-acid monstrosity made up of eight 6V bricks, but that doesn’t surprise me. We are not looking at the peak of automotive technology here. Instead, we’re looking at such a disproportionate golf cart that you’ll likely have to allocate seats based on weight class.

The party cart here gets its power from a single 5.5 kW (7.4 hp) electric motor on the rear axle. That’s maybe double the horsepower of most golf carts, but that ratio doesn’t seem to keep up with the seat mitosis going on here. I have to wonder what the 0-15mph time of this cart is when it’s fully loaded with geriatric golfers or the entire grounds maintenance crew for South Florida.

In a particularly comedic turn, they seem to have tried to reassure potential customers about the short stopping distance of vehicles, but instead listed it as “break:

Assuming it doesn’t crash within the first 13 feet, it honestly looks like a pretty fun ride. The turning radius probably leaves a lot to be desired, but just imagine bringing it into a community where golf carts are allowed on the roads. You could arrange a shuttle service for half of Key Biscayne on that bad boy.

Or ride to the fanciest of country clubs in this thing. If a limousine is your usual form of transportation, why should you suffer the indignity of having to use normal transportation, no limousine golf cart. The horror!

Now I know what you are thinking: “Surely I could never afford a limousine golf cart, I’m just a humble commoner, forced to walk the golf course like a peasant without the help of a driver who stays a good 10 feet in front of me at all times, always reflecting on the mediocrity of my existence and my lack of ability to afford the finer things in life due to my lack of aspirations and my annoying penchant for the repeated sentence communication But don’t worry, this odd creation is actually surprisingly affordable.

It starts at a reasonable price of $ 5,300, but drops to a remarkably practical price of $ 4,800 if you buy one hundred units. Of course, that seems long enough to have a hard time closing the doors of the shipping containers on one, so you’re probably considering a shipping cost of 5 times the price of the vehicle based on the rates of current shipping, but let’s cross that bridge when we get there.

For now, I’m too excited to roll over to the local bingo night like the biggest, deep-pocketed blue hair on this side of West Palm Beach.

Bring my cart, Jeeves!

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