Evolution Golf Cart Review: How Do They Stack Up In 2023?
Evolution golf carts are electric golf carts created with solutions for commercial, residential, fleet, and even maintenance and work situations.
I was really familiar with Club Car, EZ Go, and Yahama. If you spend enough time around the world of golf, these are the three brands that continually come up.
In my review of the Evolution golf carts, I’ll try to fill you in a bit more as to what this brand has to offer, whether or not they are worth the pricing, and if this could be a good alternative to the standard options you are already aware of on the market.
Evolution Golf Cart Models
The first thing to tackle is the models that Evolution offers. As I mentioned, there are options for golfers looking for a personal cart or even families looking for more of an around-town transport for six or more people.
Here are the Evolution golf cart models that are available as of January 2023.
The Classic Series golf carts come in both two and four seater options. They are powered with LIthium batteries and have options for many add-ons and features.
This will be your standard model and the most popular with Evolution Golf Carts.
The Carrier Series from Evolution Golf Carts is all about transportation in style.
There are two Carrier Series carts; one will seat six people and the other eight. Although you can use a 6 seater to play golf, it’s certainly easier to use a 2 or 4 seater. The Carrier Series carts have lithium power and a touch screen.
There are three Turfman Series golf carts available. These are work carts with quite a bit of power.
Interestingly these Turfman Series golf carts are also powered with Lithium batteries, something you don’t often see in a work cart.
Most carts are gas powered when used for work, but Evolution has done a great job combining luxury and power.
The Forester Series is a newer addition to the Evolution Golf Cart lineup. These carts come in either a 4 or 6 seat model, and they are designed for use with some more rough terrain.
If you are using the cart to get around town or through your property, the Forrester could be a great choice. Larger tires and a slightly lifted design make it a good option for things other than golf.
Evolution Golf Cart Features and Benefits
As you can see, Evolution golf carts have plenty of different options for you to choose from, much like Icon golf carts. However, each of these carts has options for tons of features and benefits for you to consider.
Some of the things that stand out about the Evolution carts are the warranty coverage, Injection molding, aluminum packaging, touchscreen, and more.
The Evolution golf carts come with great warranty coverage. It comes with a 2-year warranty on parts and labor, a 4-year warranty for both the charger and controller, a 5-year warranty on the lithium battery, and a lifetime warranty on the frame.
Golf cart maintenance on a cart like this is actually minimal, especially with the lithium batteries, but it’s still nice to know that you have the warranty in place should you need it.
Color and Seating Options
Golf cart manufacturers have become increasingly aware that golfers are looking for more customization options in the carts they choose. Color and seating options from Evolution are strong.
Gone are the days of the white, black, and tan golf carts.
If you want a custom color, that is not a problem; in addition, there are seating options built to match, and some are even two tone for more detailed options.
The dashboards of golf carts are becoming more advanced as well.
With Evolution golf carts, expect a 9 inch touchscreen. The touchscreen will have a backup camera to help when you are pulling out of your parking spot.
In addition, expect this to be your hub of information related to all issues that could come up with the cart. The Touchscreen is durable and will hold up on a vehicle you use outdoors.
We do recommend covering the touchscreen and using the windshield when in a really rough storm.
Take a look at our Tomberlin golf cart review for another great option in this category.
One thing I noticed about Evolution is that they don’t do anything that could be considered a base model. All of their carts feature premium components.
Some of the things you can expect to be included are a luxury steering wheel, PPG Paint, two toned sweets, premium wheel upgrades, and more.
In addition, when you work with a dealer on ordering your premium Evolution golf cart, you can then make additional upgrades and adjustments to the cart.
Lithium Power System
We have seen this trend coming over the last few years. What started as an option for golf cart owners is now becoming standard.
Lithium batteries are expensive upfront, but they last a long time and are incredibly easy to take care of.
No more setting a reminder to fill your batteries with water. In addition, the battery terminals stay clean, and there are no issues with battery acid.
The LIthium batteries make the golf cart lighter in weight than other options on the market, and that increases the overall speed of the golf cart. If you want to go closer to 25mph than 20mph, Lithium is a great choice to consider.
Most carts also have a standard 4KW AC Motor and 400 Amp Evolution AC Controller. Of course, larger carts will have slightly larger motors and more power but similar speeds.
The Lithium powered carts are certainly the way fo the future, and it can be seen as a positive that the Evolution carts offer this.
When you purchase Evolution golf carts, you will work with a local dealer that can help you customize your needs and get support regarding issues that may come up. The customer support from Evolution is quite strong, and there is a nationwide dealer network that you can work with.
Cart App Connection
To take the technology in the Evolution golf carts to the next level, you will also notice that they feature a connection between your cart and your phone via a mobile app. Manage everything you need for your Evolution cart right from your phone.
This is helpful when it comes to maintenance issues or even if you want to add accessories or schedule service. Having better tabs on your cart will certainly help make it last longer.
Evolution Golf Carts Pricing
It’s impossible to get exact pricing for an Evolution golf cart by searching online. You can see that the carts range in price from around $10,000 to closer to $20,000.
The key to purchasing a golf cart like this is to work with local dealers to see what kinds of deals they are willing to make you. Buying a golf cart is similar to purchasing a car, so you can expect to go through a similar process.
The pricing of Evolution golf carts will be similar to what you see from companies like EZ Go and maybe a little less expensive than Club Car.
One thing to keep in mind when you compare pricing is the fact that these are lithium-ion golf carts. With the LIthium batteries, you will not have to replace the batteries themselves for quite some time.
Most say that the batteries last about ten years, which is really great from a value perspective but will cost you a little more upfront.
Evolution Golf Carts: Our Take
Overall I was impressed by the Evolution golf carts and the options that they have for golfers to choose from. This is a newer company within the last ten years, and they have certainly worked their up to being one of the better-known brands.
The value for these lithium ion golf carts is quite good, lithium is not cheap, so this is impressive.
Customization is great from Evolution. Regardless of what you are looking for in your cart, Evolution probably has it; expect customization to cost more, but these carts look great. For other great customizable golf carts, check out our Cazador golf cart review.
With the carts having lightweight batteries, they are faster than what you will find from other golf cart companies on the market. If speed is something you have been looking for, Evolution has you covered.
Hopefully, you feel like you have learned a bit more about the Evolution golf cart brand and whether or not it could be a good fit for you. I was impressed with what Evolution has to offer; this is, without a doubt, a premium cart brand with some impressive features and great overall value.
If you want a cart that has very little overall maintenance and plenty of speed, I would consider Evolution. You will be impressed with the long-term value you get from investing in something like this.
So don’t be like me and assume EZ Go, Yamaha, and Club Car are your only golf cart choices, be open to other brands.
I live in The Villages, Florida. I currently own a 2015 Yamaha gas cart with full curtains.
Are curtains available for the Evolution 2 plus?
Dale check out Quality Golf Cart Enclosures. They in Summfield just off 441. I just checked with them and told me they have done many Evolutions.
I would like to know how I can adjust the speed on my 2023 Evolution. Currently it only goes 20 mph but the web site says it goes 25mph. My dealer will not help me. Can you?
Lynn, I have the same question and circumstance as you for my 2023 Evolution. If you get an answer, I would like to know. If I get an answer I’ll let you know.
I have the same question as well.
I just bought a 2023 Classic 4 Plus and had the dealer tune before it was delivered. 29 to 30 MPH now.
Does the dealer have to do this , some say they can’t
Thinking about buying the exact model but wondering how it goes up hills?