The project goal is to develop a sustainable neighborhood vehicle that:
- Is environmentally friendly through the use of a renewable power source.
- Meets the necessary performance metrics to be safely implemented in the target market.
- Is fiscally competitive to the existing alternatives in the target market.
Nick Bunn, Danny Fifer, Mikhail Gordin, Eric Mansfield, Bobby Rasul, Jason Rehlaender, Bryan Stem
The target market we are building a vehicle for is the neighborhood vehicle market (i.e. golf cart) in closed communities (retirement communities, golf clubs, campuses). Size of market: # of golf courses: 16,944; # of resorts: 3,000+; # of campuses: 2,600.
Price points: Price range for new golf carts: $4,700 - $15,000; average price for a new golf cart: $5,000-$7,000. Very basic; average price for a used golf cart: $2,500 - $5,000.
Solar-powered golf cart.