Golf carts are among the many vehicles that benefit from lithium-ion golf cart battery. FlyKol offers easy, plug-and-play LiFeP04 battery solutions for your vehicle that are far superior to lead-acid. This provides you with less weight, more power, and zero maintenance! Our Li-Ion battery allow you to enjoy more mileage on a single charge and stronger acceleration up hills with less charging time. They also have a longer life span saving you both money and time.

Golf cart lithium battery have revolutionized the golfing industry, offering numerous advantages over traditional lead-acid battery. With their superior performance, longer lifespan, and reduced maintenance requirements, these battery have become the preferred choice for golf cart enthusiasts.

FlyKol specializes in 48V lithium-ion golf cart battery solutions, which are the safest yet most powerful alternatives in the market. All battery come standard with BMS (Battery Management System) protection which maintains the integrity of the cells, and an LED charge indicator that lets you know precisely how much amperage remains in the battery. All these features make our lithium-Ion golf cart kits an easy and safe replacement for lead-acid battery.

12V Lithium Golf Cart Battery

24V Lithium Golf Cart Battery

36V Lithium Golf Cart Battery

Best 48V Lithium Battery for Golf Cart:

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What Makes Golf Cart Lithium battery So Excellent?

  • Constant power: Lithium battery operate at full strength throughout discharge, even at less than 5%. A low battery won’t result in sluggish performance.
  • Lightweight: Lithium battery are 50-60% lighter than lead-acid equivalents. This makes them significantly easier to install. Plus, it increases your golf cart’s weight-to-performance ratio, enabling you to reach higher speeds with less effort. Even the best golf carts could benefit from being a little lighter.
  • Fast charging: Lithium battery may be charged entirely within one to three hours. This is a significant improvement compared to lead-acid battery, which may take over 8 hours to charge completely.
  • Maintenance-free: No water is needed, and no cleaning of acid residue is required. Just charge them up, and they’re ready to go.
  • Safety: Most lithium battery utilise Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4), an inherently safe chemistry. In addition, Battery Management Systems (BMS) have been developed to regulate heat, eliminating the risk of overcharging and overheating.
  • Long-life: Lithium battery have up to a 10x longer life cycle than lead-acid battery.
  • Long shelf life: Lithium battery have a meager rate of self-discharge, meaning they maintain a state of charge for longer when not used.
  • Eco-friendly: Due to their lower charge times and fewer hazardous materials, lithium battery are far better for the environment than lead-acid battery. They’re the best golf cart battery for the environment by far.

Lithium Golf Cart battery Benefits

Maintenance Free

No constant checking or watering needed. No extra products need to keep your battery at their best. Lithium power saves you time and money!

Lasts 4-6x Longer

With a lifetime this long (4-6 times that of lead acid), lithium battery are a hole-in-one for golf carts.


Store your 48v and 36v LiFePO4 battery anywhere–even indoors! Lithium battery are safe for the environment and 100% leak-free.

Up to 70% Lighter

No more crawling uphill or struggling to accelerate! Gain speed (and more space for people and gear) with lightweight lithium power.

Drop In Ready

Designed specifically for golf carts, our 48v battery will fit your vehicle without tray modifications or complicated connections.

15x Lower Discharge Rate

battery discharging when not in use? That’s as frustrating as a lip out. Lithium battery discharge just 2% per month, compared to 30% for lead acid.

Charges 4-6x Faster

In the time it takes a lead acid battery to charge (6-12 hours), you could golf 18 holes a few times over! Charge your battery in as little as an hour or two with lithium. Looking for a 48V charger? Here you go!

Run in Parallel

Want to run two 48 volt (or 36 volt) golf cart battery in parallel? Or maybe you’d like to add a third battery in your lineup, but it’s been a couple of years since your initial setup? No problem! Our lithium battery sync together instantly without complicated connections.

Bluetooth Monitoring

No need to play a betting game. Know exactly how much power is left at all times with our Bluetooth-monitored lithium battery.

High Discharge Current

These golf cart battery have a very, very high discharge current, up to 500A discharge on one battery. Want over 1000A discharge on a 48V system? Easy. Just put two battery in parallel. Still want more? No problem – slap some more battery in parallel and lo and behold, you get an even higher discharge current.

Advantages of Using Lithium Batteries in Golf Carts

Zero Maintenance

When we say “zero”, we mean it. No cleaning, watering, or corrosion removal needed. Since LiFePO4 batteries contain lithium iron phosphate instead of acid, they don’t require any upkeep. This means you’ll save both time and money. (Which you’d rather spend golfing or getting good use out of your cart, no doubt!)

Stunning Efficiency

Enjoy the same amount of power you would get with a big, back-breaking battery– in a small, energy efficient package. Lithium batteries have a 99% charge efficiency, compared to lead acid’s 85%. They also take up less space, and are built to fit perfectly in your golf cart without the need for tray modifications.

Bluetooth Connected

Wouldn’t it be nice if batteries were smart, like our TVs, cell phones and home appliances? No need for wishful thinking– we’ve made it reality with our Bluetooth connected lithium batteries. With just a few taps on your smartphone, you can see how much power your cart has left, at any time. Our handy app (included) also lets you monitor other important data. Data like voltage, temperature, current, and charging status.

Lightning Fast Charge

Never cancel a golf trip because of a dead battery again. Since lithium batteries can accept higher charge currents, you can get a full charge for your golf cart in just 2-3 hours. So you can charge quickly for an impromptu trip or have your rental cart ready in a flash for the next customer.

Also, lithium batteries won’t overcharge. Our LiFePO4 batteries have a built-in management system to prevent overcharging. So go ahead, and connect them overnight without worrying about accidents or damage.

No Voltage Sag

With lithium, your cart will perform as if the battery’s at 100%–even if it’s at 50%. That’s because lithium batteries keep a consistent output no matter how long you’ve been running them. This can come in handy when you’ve been using your cart all day, but you’re heading home–and it’s all uphill. Lead acid batteries peter out after discharging 70-75%, but lithium will go strong, all day long.

Clean and Green

Can a battery be eco-friendly? When it’s lithium, it can. Ionic lithium batteries are toxin free. They never leak so you can store them anywhere, even indoors. Also, since they take less time to charge, they use much less energy than lead acid batteries.

Better Carrying Capacity

Want to increase your cart’s weight-to-performance ratio? Just switch to lithium batteries. They weigh up to 70% less than lead acid batteries. That means you’re getting rid of dead weight that can slow your cart down. You can carry more people and more gear without turning your cart into a sloth-mobile. Better yet, you can reach higher speeds without a lot less energy and effort.

Shocking Lifespan

Lithium is the Methuselah of batteries. They last around 5,000 cycles, an incredible lifespan for a battery! That’s about 10 years, depending on how often you charge them (one cycle = one charge). By comparison, lead acid batteries stay in the game for only 400 cycles, or 2-6 years. That number may be even less if you fail to pamper them with the constant attention they demand. So even if it costs more at first, a lithium golf cart battery will save you big bucks in the long run. And plus, with a 48v setup, you can always add more batteries in parallel as you go. Get ready for ridiculous longevity and superior performance, with the best battery type: lithium.

What Are Golf Cart battery?

On average, electric golf motors operate at 36 or 48 volts and draw between 50-70 amps of current while cruising at about 15 miles per hour. Keep in mind that the current draw during acceleration or while going up a hill is much higher. To keep you from getting stranded, golf cart battery must supply a steady flow of high current for long periods.

Additionally, golf cart battery will typically go through full charge and discharge cycles daily. Draining battery below 50% is hard on them and often leads to a shortened lifespan and reduced performance.

Golf cart battery are deep-cycle battery designed and built with additional durability to sustain prolonged current draw and frequent deep discharging. They usually come in 6, 8, and 12-volt configurations that can be wired in series to provide the required voltage. For example, six 6-volt battery connected in series would provide 36 volts, or four 12-volt battery would provide 48 volts.

Lower voltage battery typically have a higher amp-hour capacity. For example, if you wanted to provide 48 volts to your golf cart motor, eight 6-volt battery would have more capacity and run longer than six 8-volt battery. This is because you are using more battery overall.


The golf cart battery industry is in a state of flux. On one hand we have golf cart manufacturers and retailers that realize lithium-ion battery are better for golf cart performance and longevity than lead acid battery. On the other hand are consumers who resist the high upfront cost of lithium golf cart battery, and consequently still rely on inferior lead-acid battery options.


Equipping a lithium-ion battery into a golf cart enables the cart to significantly increase its weight-to-performance ratio. Lithium golf cart battery are half the size of a traditional lead-acid battery, which shaves off two-thirds of the battery weight a golf cart would normally operate with. The lighter weight means the golf cart can reach higher speeds with less effort and carry more weight without feeling sluggish to the occupants.

The weight-to-performance ratio difference lets the lithium-powered cart carry an additional two average-sized adults and their equipment before reaching carrying capacity. Because lithium battery maintain the same voltage outputs regardless of the battery’s charge, the cart continues to perform after its lead-acid counterpart has fallen behind the pack. In comparison, lead acid and Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery lose voltage output and performance after 70-75 percent of the rated battery capacity is used, which negatively affects carrying capacity and compounds the issue as the day wears on.


Regardless if you’re using a lead-acid battery or a lithium-ion battery, any electric car or golf cart faces the same flaw: they have to be charged. Charging takes time, and unless you happen to have a second cart at your disposal, that time can put you out of the game for a while.

A good golf cart needs to maintain consistent power and speed on any course terrain. Lithium-ion battery can manage this without a problem, but a lead-acid battery will slow the cart down as its voltage dips. Plus after the charge has dissipated, it takes an average lead-acid battery roughly eight hours to recharge back to full. Whereas, lithium-ion golf cart battery can be recharged up to 80 percent capacity in about an hour, and reach full charge in less than three hours.

Plus, partially-charged lead-acid battery sustain sulfation damage, which results in significantly reduced life. On the other hand, lithium-ion battery have no adverse reaction to being less than fully charged, so it’s okay to give the golf cart a pit-stop charge during lunch.


Golf carts designed for lead-acid battery can see a significant performance boost by swapping the lead-acid battery to a lithium-ion battery. However, this second wind can come at an instillation cost. Many lead-acid equipped golf carts need a retro-fit kit to operate with a lithium-ion battery, and if the cart manufacturer doesn’t have a kit, then the cart will need modifications to operate with a lithium battery.

The easiest way to tell if a cart is going to need modifications or a simple retro-fit kit is the battery voltage. Compare a lithium-ion battery and a lead-acid battery side-by-side, and if the battery voltage and amp-hour capacity are the same, then the battery can be plugged directly into the golf cart. However, lithium-ion battery’s smaller size and design often means the golf cart might needs alterations to its battery mount, charger and cable connecters.


Lithium battery last significantly longer than lead-acid battery because the lithium chemistry increases the number of charge cycles. An average lithium-ion battery can cycle between 2,000 and 5,000 times; whereas, an average lead-acid battery can last roughly 500 to 1,000 cycles. Although lithium battery have a high upfront cost, compared to frequent lead-acid battery replacements, a lithium battery pays for itself over its lifetime.

How Much Do Golf Cart battery Cost?

Golf cart battery usually cost between $100 and $300, depending on the type and size. Lead-acid battery are typically the most affordable option, while lithium battery tend to be more expensive. Lithium battery usually last longer and require less maintenance, so they may be a better investment in the long run.

Although the battery cost $100 to $300 on average, it’s important to keep in mind that your cart does require multiple battery to run. So, when it comes down to it, your lead-acid or AGM battery are likely to cost between $800 and $1,500, depending on what you purchase and how many. Lithium battery, on the other hand, will likely cost you upwards of $2,000.

What are the different types of golf cart battery?

Inside your cart, you will find it uses several battery to run – the amount of battery required depends on the cart’s voltage. Depending on the make and model of the golf cart, as well as how it is used, golf carts usually come with one of three types of battery: lead-acid, AGM, or lithium ion.

Lead-Acid battery

Lead-acid battery are the most common battery available and have been the standard on carts for many years. You will commonly also see these battery listed as “flooded lead-acid battery.” They are also the most affordable battery on the market. The lead plates on the battery are in a sulfuric acid solution, making a chemical reaction to store the battery’s energy in.Lead-acid battery are the heaviest out of all the options, and also require routine maintenance to run properly.

AGM battery

AGM battery are very similar to lead-acid battery, but they are a sealed variation. Standing for Absorbed Glass Mat, there are electrolyte saturated fiberglass mats that hold the lead plates in place. Because of this, your AGM battery do not need to be refilled periodically, nor do they leak. They have a higher price point than standard flooded lead-acid battery thanks to needing less maintenance, and generally having a slightly higher power output than lead-acid battery.

Lithium Ion battery

Lithium ion battery are a newer technology that is quickly becoming the preferred choice for golf cart owners. Lithium ion battery are more expensive than lead-acid battery, but they offer a number of advantages in terms of performance and maintenance. They are one of the most stable forms of lithium ion battery around!

How do you maintain a golf cart battery?

There are a few critical steps to keeping your golf cart’s battery in tip-top shape. They relate to charging, cleaning, and watering.

Charging: First, especially for lead-acid battery, it is best to keep your golf cart battery at full charge when not in use. Regularly draining a golf cart battery and keeping it at a low charge reduces its lifespan by changing the chemical processes within the battery. Golf cart battery are meant to be used, so charging your battery after each use can go a long way. If you plan on keeping your golf cart in long-term storage, it is best practice to disconnect and reconnect the charger to top off the battery every few days.

Cleaning: Battery corrosion can be common on a battery’s terminal connections due to the release of hydrogen gas, water, and acid that occurs during the charging process. Although it may seem harmless, corrosion that is left unchecked can start to damage your terminals and begin to make having a clean and robust connection between your battery and cable more difficult. Combine a cup of hot water and a tablespoon of baking soda to clean the corrosion on your battery. Using a small brush, use this mixture to scrub the terminals. Once the excess corrosion is removed, wipe off your terminals and make sure they are completely dry. For extra protection, add some terminal protectant gel before re-attaching your cables.

Watering: (Not required with lithium battery) Watering your battery is crucial as your golf cart battery produces electricity through electrolytes and water. Precisely like your body, if the balance of electrolytes to water in the system is off, your battery won’t perform as they should. If your battery water levels are left unchecked for too long and drop to severe levels, you can cause significant damage to your battery. To water your battery, make sure the water line in each cell is above the lead element and approximately 1 inch from the top of the cell. If you find your water levels lower than that, add distilled water to your battery to raise the water level. Regular tap or spring water won’t do the trick, as they both have trace elements and minerals that can mess up your battery’s chemical profile.

What battery voltage do I need for my golf cart?

Each golf cart will have a motor and controller calibrated to a specific voltage. The most common golf carts operate on either 36 or 48 volts, with a few 72-volt golf carts on the road.

As a result, when purchasing new golf cart battery, you must ensure that the battery you buy can provide your cart with the correct voltage. Here is a list of the standard battery setups on 36 and 48-volt carts.

  • 36-volt golf carts
  • Six 6V battery
  • Three 12V battery

36V lithium battery (you can install more than one 36V lithium battery in your cart as long as you hook up your battery in parallel)

  • 48-volt golf carts
  • Six 8V battery
  • Four 12V battery

48V lithium battery (you can install more than one 48V lithium battery in your cart as long as you hook up your battery in parallel)

When to Replace Your Lithium ion Golf Cart battery? Four Signs

After a long time of use, your golf cart battery needs to be replaced. Because going in the field with a faulty or dying battery opens the window of many annoying problems. But how can you figure out when to replace your lithium ion golf cart battery? Let’s uncover those alarming situations that are called for battery replacement:

It takes more time to charge

Every golf cart battery has a specific time to get fully charged and perform the whole next day. If you notice that a battery takes more time, it’s a red flag for you. Over the period, battery cells become weak and alter the charging time. Before an entire break-down, it’s important to replace the battery.

Accessories Create Problems

Another great way to check the dying lithium ion golf cart battery is by examining the accessories. If you’re doubtful about your battery performance, test the accessories like radio, air conditioning, or refrigerator. They all draw power from the battery, so the lousy performance of these is actually a sign of a weak battery.

Less Power

Although golf carts aren’t made for hills, they shouldn’t disappoint us in case of climbing small knolls. Consider a replacement if you feel that cart is trying hard to overcome even small hills.

Also, it’s an alarming situation if you keep pressing the accelerator on plain ground. Hills takes a bit more energy from the battery. That’s why if the battery died in the middle of the hill, anything bad could happen.

Physical Abnormalities

Other obvious signs of dying battery are leaking and bulging. Most of the time, the cells are not charging properly because of a problem with internal parts. If you are in such a situation, replace the battery and also discard the old one safely. Leakage from the battery causes fire hazards and many other tragedies.

How to Maintain the Longevity of lithium ion golf cart battery?

A real frustrating thing for golfers is the adverse behavior of golf carts in the course. For a comfortable experience and fast play, your battery for golf cart should be in good condition and must be maintained regularly. So, it’s significant to check your battery more frequently and ensure the best practices to enhance its lifespan.

Here are some tips to improve your battery’s life:

Go For Partial Discharge Cycles

Complete discharge cycles should be prevented, and practice partial-discharge cycles to improve the battery timing. After consuming 30% or 40% of battery capacity, recharging confirms the extended life cycles. Apart from that, keeping the battery for golf cart always in a fully charged state also shortens the lifetime.

Optimum Battery Temperature

Charging battery at very high and low temperatures can be the reason for early failure. It’s suggested to ensure the optimum temperature while charging the battery. Charging at extreme temperatures causes metal plating at the anode and makes the battery unsafe due to internal shots.

Prevent High Currents for Charging & Discharging

Although high charge and discharge current reduce the charging time, but it affects the battery life cycles. High currents led to increased stress and reduced lifespan. That’s not the case with every battery, as some models like Li-ion phosphate and Li-ion manganese are suitable for high currents. Still, it’s better to avoid the high currents for charging.

Maintain Properly

Terminals of the battery are exposed to the environment, and they must be leaned every time. Particles in the atmosphere build up corrosion which increases the resistance. Therefore, washout the terminals using a hard-bristled brush with the solution of water and baking soda. After rinsing, dry them with a soft cloth to avoid scratches.

Also, look out for faulty cables and replace them with new ones. Tight the loose connection and coat terminals with petroleum jelly. In case of flooded lead-acid battery, ensure the recommended water level every time.

Use the Excellent Charger

Sometimes the tools we select matter a lot for battery performance. Charging is the major phenomenon that happens with the battery, and using the right charger for it is the real game-changer. Since we shouldn’t overcharge the battery and it’s impossible to look over all the time. Therefore, it’s better to use the automatic charger to turn off the power after a certain limit.

It was hard to find such a versatile charger in the old models, and you had to oversee all the time. If you still have those models, then set the alarm or timer. Overall, using a dual pro charger confirms the safety against overcharging and enhances battery lifespan.

FAQs :

Yes, lithium battery are generally more expensive upfront, but they offer longer lifespans and reduced maintenance, making them a cost-effective choice in the long run.

Yes, it is possible to replace lead-acid battery with lithium battery in most golf carts. However, it is essential to ensure compatibility and make any necessary electrical system modifications.

No, it is recommended to use chargers specifically designed for lithium battery, as they have the appropriate charging algorithms and safety features.

The lifespan of lithium battery can vary depending on factors such as usage, charging habits, and maintenance. However, they can typically last several years before needing replacement.

It is advisable to store lithium battery with a partial charge (around 50-70%) if they will not be used for an extended period. This helps to maintain their longevity.

There is no way around this, so I will say that Lithium Ion battery are expensive. The price range of Lithium Ion battery for Golf Carts is between $100- $2000, depending on the configurations. But Lithium Ion battery for Golf Carts are a saver due to their high lifetime useability. So it is wrong that Lithium Ion battery for Golf Carts are Expensive.

Golf cart lithium battery are required because they provide much more power than lead-acid battery and can be recharged quickly. You won’t need to replace them as often since they last longer. Lead-acid battery are not a good choice for golf carts; lithium battery are.

Lithium Golf Cart battery charge faster than Lead-Acid battery. For example, once a traditional golf cart has spent its energy and run out of charge, it takes roughly eight hours (on average) to recharge back to full power. Lithium battery can be recharged up to 80% of max capacity in just one hour, and fully charged in only 3 hours.

Lithium battery last longer, because the lithium battery chemistry increases the number of charge cycles the battery can handle. The average lithium ion golf cart battery can charge 3,000 to 5,000 cycles in its life vs. the average lead-acid battery charging just 1,000 total cycles.

Golf cart lithium battery (72 lbs.) weigh just 1/4 the weight of traditional Lead-Acid battery (325 lbs.). So when you convert your golf cart to lithium, your cart will lose 300 lbs. in weight. This major weight reduction will make your cart faster, more “fuel” (battery) efficient, and increases your ride height a bit (from ½ inch to 1 inch). For 6 and 8-passenger 72-Volt carts, the weight reduction is over 400 lbs. (saving your business valuable charging time)!

battery don’t require any maintenance. No more filling with water. No more corrosion. This is a HUGE selling point for those who use their golf cart commercially (hotels, concert venues, etc.). The switch to lithium means you no longer have to maintain your golf cart battery. Just charge them, and go!

Traditional Lead-Acid golf cart battery “get tired” while you are using them. As they heat up and lose charge during your drive, they also lose total power (meaning your cart goes slower, and has less torque the lower your battery charge level is).

Lithium battery for golf carts work at full power all the way until they are fully discharged (just like your cell phone). This means that even if your cart has 10% battery left, it will still have full power, speed and torque all the way down to 0% charge.

Lithium provides many benefits compared to lead acids or AGM battery, including more extended service life, significant weight reduction, and increased energy saving. These advantages make lithium battery a perfect replacement for golf car battery.

A lithium golf cart battery is a secret weapon for dreamers and adventurers. With their power and longevity, lithium golf cart battery are going the distance to revolutionize the distance a golf cart can travel on one charge—up to 100 miles!

Whether driving around your local course or exploring unfamiliar terrain, lithium battery-powered golf carts will get you there without worrying about wavering battery life.

A lithium golf cart battery can last 7 to 10 years compared to the 4-5 years from lead-acid counterparts, making them an excellent long-term investment that saves time on charges and lowers long-term maintenance costs.Better yet, this kind of battery doesn’t experience the same dramatic performance drop in cold weather as lead-acid battery, so head out at any temperature without worrying about your golf cart charge.

LiFePO4 batteries have a wide variety of advantages over lead acid and AGM batteries. They’re much lighter, for one. And they require no maintenence. They’re also cheaper long term, because of greater efficiency and a longer lifespan.