ICON i20 Golf Cart Review


    Key Highlights

    price

    Starting at $7,800

    power

    Electric

    speed

    25 mph

    condition

    New, Used

    ICON electric vehicles could certainly be driven on a golf course, but their real purpose is dedicated to moving people on public streets. As you may be aware, there are general features that must be included on a street legal cart than you would normally not find on a vehicle driven exclusively on a golf course.

    Because night golf has never been very popular, golf carts do not have lights. For street use, however, vehicle lights are required. The ICON i20 answers the call with headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals. This cart also comes with necessities like a horn, a digital speedometer, seat belts, functional front and rear bumpers and side mirrors. The nice thing is these features are all standard on the ICON i20 instead of being listed as options that cost extra. In addition, because the cart will be street-driven, the power plant is a 48-volt Toyota motor capable of a 25 mile per hour speed.

    Maintenance is basically not necessary when the vehicle is ordered with an advanced Lithium battery. Other items that simplify care include an on-board charger that can deliver 30-50 miles per charge and a chassis that is fabricated from powder coated steel.

    Features that could add to your cost with other manufacturers but are standard on the ICON i20 include four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, 10” aluminum wheels and a choice of eight standard colors.

    Street-ready vehicles can normally be driven legally on any public street where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. This opens up a world of possibilities from trips to the supermarket to a nice dinner out. You can drive with confidence because your ICON i20 has all the safety features to make sure you are visible to other motorists and can signal your intention to turn or stop. And, you can enjoy this freedom for a fraction of the cost of even the least expensive automobile.

    Driving a road-ready electric vehicle allows you to respect the environment, use less fossil fuel and save a great deal of money. Perhaps best of all, driving an ICON i20 is simply more fun. Silently cruising down a street in a solidly built vehicle is a real treat, especially considering your acquisition cost could be as much as 50% less than most electric carts.

    This is one case where specialization leads to excellence. You don’t convert an ICON to legal street use, it comes ready to take on the job. There is also the little-considered benefit of finding a place to park when you arrive at your destination. Personally, I would much rather find a small space to park an ICON i20 than to drive looking for a place to dock a large SUV.

    As with any cart you are looking to purchase, we highly recommend finding a dealer you trust to handle any issues that may arise in the future. Nothing is worse than having a cart you cannot find the parts for and are without a means to get it fixed when you are down and out.

    We’ve spoken to a few Dealers in regards to the ICON brand and most of them sing its praises stating that very rarely they have issues with them. If, as the Doobie Brothers sang, you are “takin’ it to the street,” the ICON i20 could be a great choice.

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    author- Ken Becker
    Ken is a veteran of the golf industry, with experience in golf course operations, country club marketing, tournament staging (including the nationally televised ProStakes) and too many mis-hit shots to count. He has been writing since he could hold a pen and has been published in numerous national and industry publications. Ken has worked on projects with PGA pros like Jack Nicklaus, Peter Jacobsen, Fuzzy Zoeller, Chi Chi Rodriguez and Craig Stadler.