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What is a low-speed vehicle (LSV)?
A low-speed vehicle (LSV) is a legal class of 4-wheel vehicles that have a maximum capable speed of 25mph and a minimum capable speed of 20mph that allows them to travel on public roads posted 35mph or less, not accessible to all golf carts or neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs).
Why buy an XG rather than a golf cart?
We consider there to be four main reasons why an XG electric LSV is a much better investment than a traditional golf cart:
What powers the XG vehicle?
An electric vehicle is only as good as the batteries that power it. HiLine Carts & Cars has teamed with a maintenance-free silicon power battery supplier that supports global green initiatives and provides a superior eco-friendly product with an extended lifespan, high-current discharge capability, quick recharge time and minimal acid vapor to preserve the environment. XG vehicles are powered by a 48VDC battery sytem (8 x 6V) which provides power to a Curtis 1268 self-checking controller and the heavy-duty 6HP DC drive motor.
How do I recharge the XG vehicle and how long does recharging take?
XG drivers do not need to buy any special recharging equipment. Simply plug the complimentary cord set kit that comes with your XG vehicle into the onboard charger on the console and any standard 110-volt AC 15-amp outlet. Standard XG models with the 48VDC battery system can generally be 80% recharged in 8-10 hours and 100% recharged in 12 hours using an outlet with a 15-amp circuit breaker.
Will battery power drain if the vehicle is not used frequently?
Self-discharge loss rate is 4% for the first month, declines after the second month; battery maintains at 90% after a year.
Will I damage the batteries if I plug the XG in for a "partial charge"?
No, you can plug in and replenish the battery charge in your XG at any time without damage.
How much does it cost to recharge the XG vehicle?
Charging costs are dependent upon the cost of electricity in your area. To fully charge an XG from a completely discharged state will take approximately 10kwH of power. Simply multiply 10kwH by the local cost per kwH and you have your cost to recharge the XG vehicle.
Where can XG vehicles be used?
As it has a maximum speed of 25mph, the XG has been certified for use in most states on roads with a posted speed limit of 35mph or less; the standard speed transition switch also allows the driver to reduce the maximum speed to 17mph for golf course path use. We recommend that you contact the appropriate state and/or local agencies regarding restrictions governing LSV use in your area of residence prior to purchasing an XG or any other low-speed vehicle.
How fast can XG vehicles go?
Top speeds for the XG are faster than 25mph but each model is equipped with a speed reducer to limit the maximum speed to 25mph or less due to FMVSS 500 regulations for LSV road use.
What range of distance can the XG travel on a single charge?
What is the "regenerative braking system" and how does it work?
The XG features two separate hydraulic braking systems: one for the front disc brakes and another for the rear drum brakes. If one braking system experiences difficulty, the other braking system will compensate, ensuring the driver's ability to stop quickly and safely.
Where can I test-drive or purchase an XG?
XG vehicles are available for test-driving or purchase at Authorized XG Dealers as well as at our retail showroom at Eco Auto Sales in
Do you offer any purchase incentives?
To encourage consumers to use eco-friendly forms of transportation, an increasing number of states, cities and townships are offering free parking and other incentives to residents driving low-speed electric vehicles. Check with your City Hall to see what local incentives are offered in your area. The IRS also offers tax credits to electric car drivers such as the Qualified Electric Vehicle Tax Credit and the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refuelling Property Credit. The home page of our web site provides links to PDF downloads of the applicable IRS forms.
How do I become an XG dealer?
If you are interested in becoming an Authorized XG Dealer, please contact the HiLine Carts & Cars Team at
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