Our kit is designed to work with 19 spline golf cart and NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) Motors, so you have a wide range of used stock motors to choose from if you are on a budget, as well as a large selection of high performance motors that are available.
All of these motors are designed to be as compact as possible, freeing up valuable space on your motorcycle, while also bolting on with a common bolt pattern so you have used options from your local golf cart shop or NEV dealer, or dozens to choose from if you choose to shop around for something with even more power!
The two most common types of golf cart motor out there are Series Wound motors and SepEx motors.
With 3 Phase Brushless AC motors slowly gaining popularity, but are still somewhat rare.
Series Wound motors are one of the most powerful motors for their size and weight, they also tend to be low cost because they don’t use any rare earth magnets, the draw back is they do not support easy, cost effective regenerative braking.
SepEx or Shunt Wound motors are slightly less powerful then series wound motors, they tend to be low cost as well, their advantages include easy regenerative braking, simplified reversing by sending a signal to the speed controller and under light loads SepEx motors can be more efficient, leading to all around greater range with the same size battery pack.
The main draw back is that they are slightly less powerful with less peek torque from a dead stop.
AC 3 Phase motors are pretty new on vehicles even tho the motors have been around in factories for decades, the main reason is that AC motors that you want to vary the speed of require a speed controller that is also an alternating current inverter with a 3 phase output.
3 Phase motors tend to be some of the most efficient, many of the 3 phase speed controllers also offer regenerative braking, so if you want to get the most miles per charge they are a great choice, the biggest disadvantage is the motor and speed controller combination also tend to be the most expensive of any option.