Seating Capacity: 2
2-Passenger Transportation Vehicle
Top speed: 21 mph
Exterior color: Black, White
Interior color: Ivory
Power source: Electric
Power: 6.7 Horsepower
Fuel capacity: N/A
Oil capacity: N/A
Drive system: 2*2
Length: 95 inches
Width: 46.5 inches
Height: 47 inches
Front Body: Injection moulded plastic
Rear Body: Injection moulded plastic
Brakes: Four Wheel Hydraulic
E-Z-GO, Club Car and Yamaha are the top three golf-cart manufacturers in North America and many other parts around the world, but thanks to the help of Golf Cart Group as its national distributor, EMC golf carts have become a huge hit in Australia. EMC is a relatively unknown manufacturer in other parts of the world, but this company must be doing something right because reviewers are ranking the EMC Vantage among models from the big three. The Vantage has been called revolutionary, and many believe it is the best golf cart the market has to offer.
Although EMC produces a full range of gasoline and electric utility vehicles, cargo vehicles, personnel transports, low-speed vehicles (LSVs) and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), the Vantage is one of the company’s dedicated golf carts. However, even though it is marketed as a golf cart, the Vantage 2 can still easily double as an LSV in residential, commercial or industrial settings.
EMC spent 10 years developing the all-new Vantage 2, and in addition to sporting a sleek, stylish body, the company claims that it offers a technology package that has never before been available to the public. Although it is difficult to verify this claim in an objective review, it can be said of the EMC Vantage that it does include a few unique features that cannot be found on any other vehicles in its class.
The Vantage 2 is on the small side, but this only adds to its maneuverability and versatility because it can still fit two adults comfortably for long periods of time. This golf cart is 95.25 inches in overall length, 46.5 inches wide, 47.25 inches high without the canopy and 71.65 inches high with the canopy.
The 10-inch alloy wheels give the Vantage 2 a ground clearance of 4.75 inches, and its wheelbase is 65.75 inches with a turning radius of 118 inches. The vehicle’s total weight including the batteries is 1,102 pounds, and it has a maximum capacity of 771 pounds.
The electric AC motor operates on 48 volts and provides 5.0 kilowatts of power, which is equivalent to 6.7 horsepower, and it was specially designed with high torque for climbing steep hills and minimizing overall energy use. Coupled with this efficient motor is a programmable Zapi controller, and the standard batteries in the bank are high-quality Trojans. The onboard charger is also extremely efficient, providing a fast maximum charge time of eight hours, and the maximum range fully loaded is 50 miles.
The new Vantage 2 has an upgraded aluminum chassis that is very light for additional agility, yet it is extremely durable to get through rough terrain. The body is injection-molded plastic, and it is protected on all sides by a 360-degree reinforced bumper. The rack-and-pinion steering is self-compensating, and the automotive steering wheel has a comfortable feel. The front suspension consists of adjustable coil springs while the rear suspension uses leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers.
One of the most innovative features of this golf cart is its electromechanical braking system. Rather than having to set the parking brake manually, it is automatically engaged by the braking system when the vehicle comes to a complete stop. To disengage the parking brake, all you have to do is depress the accelerator, and you are on your way. This state-of-the-art system is complemented by four-wheel hydraulic brakes that remain 100 percent effective when wet or on wet surfaces.
Standard equipment on the Vantage 2 includes an LED lighting package consisting of automotive projector headlights with high and low beams, LED running lights and LED turn signals. In addition, the base model comes with a split-fold windshield, rearview mirrors, an adjustable steering column and a speedometer with an integrated trip meter. Last but not least, the Vantage has a Drytop canopy, which is designed so that water is directed through the canopy uprights to the ground. This keeps it from spilling over the edges or corners onto the passengers.
Several options are also available from EMC for the Vantage 2, such as a GPS with Bluetooth capability, auxiliary sensors for battery level and tire pressure and extended-life lithium batteries with a battery management system (BMS) and charger.
In 2015, EMC released two resort vehicles with the Vantage name: the Vantage 4 and Vantage 6. Both have specifications nearly identical to those of the Vantage 2. The biggest differences are that the Vantage 4 can hold two additional passengers in a rear-facing bench seat, and the Vantage 6 has two sets of forward-facing seats and a rear-facing seat.