Clean, Emissions-free Electric Vehicles Cost Pennies Per Day to Operate

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recently signed a law allowing low speed vehicles (LSVs) on roadways with posted speed limits of 35 miles per hour or less. LSVs are also known as neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs).

“This is great news for Pennsylvanians who want to reduce their carbon output and cut their transportation costs,” says Mary A. Sicard, consumer marketing manager at Club Car, the manufacturer of the Villager™ LSV.

Villager LSVs do not use carbon fuel, and they create no carbon monoxide. They get up to 30 miles to a six-hour charge and cost just pennies per day to operate.

Enjoy the Ride of Your Life

The nimble Villager LSV makes it easy for drivers to stop at shops, restaurants and to chat with friends. They foster social interaction and integrate shopping and dining into the fabric of life. They are also easy to park.

“Residents of gated, retirement, urban, college and military communities are using their Villager LSVs for neighborhood transportation, shopping, dropping kids off at school, going out to dinner, zipping to the gym or just cruising,” Sicard says.

With more than 75 percent of all American vehicle trips coming in at 10 miles or less, these jaunts — and the savings — add up quickly.

What is an LSV?

Unlike golf cars, LSVs are classified as motor vehicles and regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. LSVs must have vehicle identification numbers and be titled, licensed and insured. Only licensed drivers may operate them.

Further, LSVs must be equipped with windshields, turn signals, head and tail lights, seat belts and other safety equipment. They can weigh up to 3,000 pounds and travel at 20-25 mph.

LSVs are also subject to state Department of Motor

Vehicle (DMV) rules.

Experience the Villager LSV Difference

The Club Car Villager LSV is the only LSV that’s engineered on a rustproof aluminum frame. A special I-beam construction makes it stronger than steel frames, yet it weighs about half as much. This increases the range of the vehicle.

“You can charge the vehicle through a standard 110-volt outlet, so you won’t have to pay $300 – $1,500 to install a 220-volt outlet as you would to juice an electric car,” Sicard says.

Villager LSVs are available in two- and four-passenger models. “They can be customized for you climate and lifestyle with enclosures, heating and cooling systems, stereos and MP3 players, a single point battery watering system for easy maintenance, a cargo bed for hauling groceries or golf clubs and many other Club Car accessories,” Sicard says.

Club Car vehicles are sold through Authorized Club Car Dealers. To find a dealer near you, visit