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Putting the Golf Cart Before the Horsepower

Could this be the future of transport?

At The Villages retirement community northwest of Orlando, Fla., electric golf carts — 50,000 of them at last count — outnumber New York's taxi fleet.

 

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Whether you're headed for the doctor's office or the grocery store, a street-safe (if low-speed) golf cart stands ready to take you there. (Many have been converted to resemble roadsters, Mustangs or ‘57 Chevys.) Could this laid-back state of affairs be a glimpse of our transportation future?


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