Chapter 5 Global Golf Cart and NEV Market Analysis, by Type
Chapter 6 Global Golf Cart and NEV Market Analysis and Forecast, by Geography
Golf carts are analyzed to be the fastest growing segment and NEVs and are expected to attain a significant growth in the recent future.
The study represents the first publicly available information on the usage patterns of NEV owners.
Based on the study results, it's clear that these NEV users are having a demonstrably positive impact on emissions reduction and traffic congestion relief in California," Fulks says.
The NEV is a relatively new federally designated class of vehicle with a top speed of 25 mph.
The 260 survey respondents were randomly selected from a database of 10,000 NEV users provided by Global Electric Motorcars, LLC (GEM -- a DaimlerChrysler company), one of several automotive and energy industry financial contributors to Green Car Institute's research programs.
The GEM database was chosen as the test universe because it is the largest single verifiable source of NEV users in California.
The sample size of 260 provides a statistically accurate representation of overall NEV user travel behavior in California with a margin of error of plus or minus 6-8 percent.
While standard vehicles in California typically carry a single driver with no passengers more than 70% of the time, the study found that NEV users have a completely opposite occupancy rate: 75.
The NEV is used for far more purposes than anyone might have imagined," he says, "usually in trips characterized as 'trips of necessity.