What Year Is My EzGo Golf Cart

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Before making any modifications, buying accessories or just talking with friends about your golf cart, it’s a good idea to know everything you can about your EzGo, including the date it was built. 

So, what year is my EzGo golf cart? The date of manufacture will be on the serial plate, the location of which is noted below. Here are the charts and corresponding dates that should be all you need to nail down your exact year and model golf cart and make it possible to order the correct accessories and repair parts.

Using The EZGO Serial Number Guide

1976 And Earlier

The EZGO company was started on June 13th, 1954 in a garage in Augusta Georgia by two brothers, Billy and Beverly “Bev” Dolan. This was the day after Bev had gotten out of the military. The very first golf carts they built used military surplus 24-volt motors which initially operated the wing flaps on the B-17. They ran these motors on a 36-volt battery stack. All of the golf carts produced ran on batteries until 1971 when they introduced a 175cc model 17-CES 1PG two cycle Robin version.

EZGO has used several different manufacturer’s codes and serial numbers over the years. Here are some of the earlier years:

Before ’76, the SN plate was under the driver’s side seat, just behind the driver side battery, on the fender skirt.

Example Number 644X 3456

  • 1st digit = 6th month of production
  • 2nd digit = year of production (1974)
  • 3rd/4th digits = If one 4, the vehicle is a three-wheeler;
  • If two 4’s, vehicle is a four-wheeler
  • X = Not Used
  • Four digits at the end = sequential number off the production line

So, in our example serial number, we can tell this is a 1974 Three Wheel EzGo Classic (Marathon started in 1979) that was built in the 6th month of production and was the 3,456 unit off the line. If the serial had been 6444 3456, then it would have been a 4 wheel cart.

E-Z-Go Carts 1977 - 2004

Most modern (76-present) E-Z-GO cars have their Serial Number & Manufacturer’s Code in or under the passenger side dashboard looking toward the center of the vehicle. My custom body caused the plate to be located under the dash in the middle…just above the carpet. It can be seen by kneeling down outside the cart and leaning in with your elbows on the floorboard.

There are four different serial formats used in the models produced after 1976. If there is a letter in the manufacturing code, it represents a month, but not in the Jan=A Feb=B way. The manufacturing month begins in July or August (depending on what year) and so in our examples, an “A” would likely mean July.

Format #1: 791009 123456 (1979 Model)

  • 1st/2nd digits = year of production (1979)
  • 2nd/3rd digits = 10th month of production
  • 4th/5th digits = day of the month (09th day)
  • Six digits at the end = sequential number off the production line

Format #2: G1100 – 123456

  • 1st digit = G month. If July is A, then G is January of the following year
  • 2nd digit = 11th day of the month
  • 3rd/4th digits = year of production (2000)
  • Six digits at the end = sequential number off the production line

Format #3: A1288

  • 1st digit = A month is July
  • 2nd/3rd digits = 12th day of month
  • 4th/5th digits: year of production (1988)
  • Six digits at end = sequential number off the production line

Format 4: 96D12 – 123456 (October 12th, 1996)

  • 1st/2nd digits = year of production (1996)
  • 3rd digit = D month is October
  • 4th/5th digits = 12th day of the month
  • Six digits at the end = sequential number off the production line

E-Z-Go Carts From Mid-2000 to present

In the mid-2000’s, E-Z-GO changed the location and format of their vehicle information. They no longer included the manufacturer’s code, and instead of a plate inside the passenger’s side dash compartment, they applied a sticker under the choke plate on gas carts or under the charger receptacle on electric carts. If not in this location there is another place to look.  Lift the seat and look toward the back and the differential.  Lift the front flap of the black plastic access cover.  Behind the flap is a steel frame member running side to side on the cart.  On this frame member, there is another sticker containing the serial number and other identifying information.

The EZGO RXV golf cart and 2FIVE Low-Speed Vehicle have a serial number location unique to their models.  They both feature a sticker located at the bottom of the steering column.  A second sticker is installed underneath the front end.  You must get on the ground on the driver’s side of the vehicle and look through the top of the wheel well towards the frame. 

If All Else Fails...

The following list is the serial numbers by the year produced:
NOTE:  CURRENTLY YOU CAN ONLY LOOK UP 2007 AND NEWER E-Z-GO GOLF CAR SERIAL NUMBERS ON LINE AT THIS LINK

E-Z-Go Serial NumberYear
101050 – 1158641976
115865 – 1354411977
135442 – 1610811978
161082 – 1895741979
189575 – 2167321980
216733 – 2444841981
244485 – 2753151982
275316 – 3079431983
307944 – 3448821984
344883 – 3831771985
383178 – 4644471987
464448 – 5125831988
512584 – 5705481989
570549 – 6147751990
614776 – 6691151991
669116 – 7257081992
725709 – 7857091993
785710 – 8512251994
851226 – 9193471995
919348 – 9945551996
994556 – 10693091997
1069310 – 11439561998
1143957 – 12383561999
1238357 – 13331182000
1333119 – 14512172001
1451218 – 15654482002
1565449 – 21303802003
2130381 – 22290422004
2229043 – 23417392005
2341740 – 24488482006
2448849 –2007

E-Z-Go Model Names And The Years Produced

All of the golf carts produced ran on batteries until 1971, after which the 175cc model 17-CES 1PG two cycle Robin version was included in the options.
From 1975 the EC25-DS 244c Robin engine was introduced.

Model 300 Late 1950's

The earliest Ezgo models were 36-volt three-wheel carts and speed was controlled through a coiled resistor.

Ezgo Model 300

Models X-400 1962-64

Electric only
Traction type 36-volt D.C. Series Wound
Six 6-Volt Batteries

 

EZGO 400-bw
Ezgo Model 400

Models X-440 and X-444 1965-78

Electric: Traction type 36-volt D.C. Series Wound
Six 6-Volt Batteries

Gasoline engine 
1971-1975 17-CES 1PG 2-Cycle
1976 -88 EC25-2PG 2-Cycle

 

 

Model X-444 introduced the 4-Wheel cart

440
Ezgo Model X-440
ezgo-444
Ezgo Model X-444
Marathon 1979-94
Plastic Nose, top solid piece – no handholds and seat backs are divided into two separate cushions
Gasoline Engines available
1982 -88 Robin 2PG 244cc 2-Cycle Engine @ about 8 Horse Power
1989-1994.5 Robin 3PG 244cc 2-Cycle Engine @ about 8 Horse Power
1991-Present Robin EH29 295cc 4-Cycle Twin Cylinder @ 9 Horse Power
 
 
marathon
Ezgo Marathon
In 1986 the following models appeared…
 
Spirit 

Basically a Marathon, just different front w/recessed headlights.

Liberty
Same as spirit but a 4 passenger 
 
Fleet 
The basic standard equipped golf car common to many golf courses throughout the world. It has none of the electrical add-ons such as head or tail lights or horn
 
spirit
Ezgo Spirit
Freedom
The FREEDOM was introduced in 1988 and it has factory installed head, tail & brake lights and an electric horn.  It had a standard golf car body but it had a special black front nose cap that held the recessed headlights.  The FREEDOM name continued past 1994. Later a fuel gauge was added.  Again, an EZGO Marathon with a custom shell/body.
Freedom
Ezgo Freedom
Medalist 1994-99
Top now sports handholds and the cushion back is one piece.
Robin EH29 295cc 4-Cycle Twin Cylinder @ 9 Horse Power
medalist1
Ezgo Medalist
TXT 1996-present 
No bumper
TXT Gas – 2001- Robin EH35C 350cc 4-Cycle Twin Cylinder @ 11 Horse Power
TXT Gas – Present – Kawasaki FJ400 401cc 4-Cycle Single Cylinder OHV @ 13 Horse Power
TXT Elite -Zero maintenance lithium batteries (Faster Charge Time)
Since 1960, E-Z-GO has been part of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), hence the model name TXT
TXT
Ezgo TXT
RXV 2008-present
RXV Gas – Kawasaki FJ400 401cc 4-Cycle Single Cylinder OHV @ 13 Horse Power
RXV Electric – 48 Volt – 4 12 volt batteries
RXV Elite – Zero maintenance lithium batteries (Faster Charge Time)
 
rxv
Ezgo RXV
2Five Low Speed Vehicle
48V AC drivetrain
DOT Street Legal 205-50-10 Radial Tires
Advanced IntelliBrake™ technology
EZGO-2FIVE
Ezgo 2Five

In Conclusion

Every golf cart manufacturer has their own tagging standard, and it’s handy to have a lookup table to sort out the makes and models. We will continue to keep these references up to date as we get more data and will keep the notes here for reference.

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