PilotMall has launched its new line of Aviation Custom Carts, electric vehicles optimized for FBO, airport and airpark use.
The line includes aviation-themed four-seat “California Custom Roadsters” (reminiscent of 1950s “Hot Rods”) and eight-seat “Estate” versions modeled on the GM Hummer H-3 or Cadillac Escalade.
FBOs and flight departments can use the carts for passenger transport, baggage hauling and general ramp duties. Both versions are street-legal, meeting DOT and NHTSA standards as Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV)
The lineup highlights aviation-themed paint schemes by artist Gary Velasco.
The vehicles also boast standard automotive headlamps, brake lights, turn signals, horn and conventional speedometer. They come standard with large wheels and tires, four-wheel braking, front disc brakes and independent front suspension, according to PilotMall officials.
The vehicles feature a 17.5-hp AC electric motor that propels them at up to 25 mph or more. Built from the ground up as NEVs, they feature an aluminum chassis and regenerative braking system to save weight and energy. The carts employ a 48-volt battery system and on-board DeltaQ charging system monitored via in-dash Vehicle Data Screen. There’s also a standard 12-volt power receptacle for charging smart phones, GPSs and other devices on the go.
Optional upgrades include a Sony-Xplod audio system, an integral DVD player with flip-down screen, leather seating, retractable seat belts, vehicle security system, sand/seed dispenser, removable roof, fold-down windshield, and custom paint, wheels and tires.
Every cart is protected by a one-year bumper-to-bumper warranty plus a four-year, unlimited mileage powertrain warranty.