Golf cart sales surge as US families find unlikely alternative to second cars
"Golf carts are becoming the second car of choice for families across the US, with the market anticipated to surge to more than $2 billion (£1.57 billion) within the next few years.
In retirement villages, residential communities, university campuses and small towns, it is becoming commonplace to see people driving themselves around in golf carts."
The surprising rise of electric golf carts as ‘second cars’ in the US
"Modern electric golf carts now offer smooth and silent rides with ranges sufficient to cover daily short commutes comfortably. There’s no gasoline engine to require regular maintenance...Many states now have laws allowing golf carts to be driven on public roads with speed limits of up to 35 mph, provided they meet certain safety requirements."