Good question, I started out on the dark side owning gas based cars like, AMC javelin Sst, 73 z28 and many mustangs and trans ams. All along I worked in the Powder Coating Industry doing everything from owning and running systems to designing the control panels and programming the PlC. Then one day I bought an 36 volt club car for a project and a vehicle to drive around our campground. Well 144 volts later I got hooked on the torque that Electric Vehicles Produce. I spent many years customizing and fixing all makes of golf carts, but one thing always bothered me. No matter what I did to a golf cart it was still a golf cart. I looked for something different and found that Gem Cars gave the different look but had there own quirky issues. Don’t get me wrong I think Gem Car had it right in a lot of ways and was a lot fun to work on and own.
As I got older and hopefully wiser( lol) I had gotten back to wanting reliability, comfort and range. At the time AC drive system were new and problematic, brushed technology was reliable but inefficient. I read a lot and experimented a lot with brushless technology and found it was efficient and reliable. In my opinion in the LSV’s market it is ideal and I found that the golf car companies had not went that direction due to added initial cost of brushless over brushed. This technology helped reach the original goal of 80 miles on a charge due to its low amperage needs at higher speeds. I found this was the easy part, putting Air Conditioning, heat and other options in an golf cart/ LSV’s was a different animal.
In the future we look to produce a multiple hub motor driven LSV with drive by wire steering. This will allow people that are handicapped or limited to a wheel chair the ability to drive on there own and experience freedom.
In ending I ask you to think back to when Henry Ford built his first model T. I’m sure people thought it would never outlast the horse, skip forward 85 years EV’s are the model T and the gas cars are like the horse. I’m betting that EV’s will prove they are here to stay and eventually will win over all the horse owners.