AUGUSTA, Ga.-Cushman introduces the Cushman LSV 800, a street-legal utility vehicle ideal for use in management of large grounds and campuses, municipalities and utilities, and others seeking an energy-efficient, eco-friendly solution for light-transportation needs. The LSV 800 has a maximum speed of 25 mph and features a 48-volt AC electric powertrain with automotive-inspired braking system.
The LSV 800 meets or exceeds the standards mandated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 500, as well as additional standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for "low-speed vehicles," or LSVs. LSVs must have a top speed of no more than 25 mph, and be equipped with certain additional features including a windshield, seat belts, mirrors, turn signals and headlights and taillights. The vehicles are issued a vehicle identification number, like any automobile, and can be titled and, subject to state or local regulation, operated by licensed drivers on most public roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less.
Powered by four 12-volt deep-cycle batteries, the LSV 800's patented, highly efficient 48-volt AC electric drivetrain can provide up to 25 miles of travel between charges, more than enough for a typical day's work.