New Orleans’ Luxury Golf Cart, More Than Just a Parade Float


Talk about an oddity. There’s a street-legal golf cart inside the French Quarter Ritz-Carlton’s valet lot? So, what’s it doing there you might be wondering?

This 48 Volt, 5.4 horsepower electronic engine with a top speed of 27 mph costs a wopping $17,499 and that’s just the starting price. Talk about bells and whistles on this Garia LSV. The Garia however touts a 40 miles on a single charge, largely because of its regenerative braking on hills. That’s the performance, but what about the perks?

The cart is golf course-ready with rear-mounted golf bag holders, a dashboard-mounted icebox, score card, pen, ball, tee and cup holders, roof vent, water-resistant handstitched seats and chrome alloy wheels.

Hmm, all this to ride around a golf course? Some have used it for a tour for a bit more than a golf game. Google Garia LSV for more.

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