There are golf carts that are designed to use lead-acid batteries. However, there can be a boost in performance when the lead-acid batteries are swapped with lithium-ion batteries. The most challenging thing in such a case is the installation cost involved. This is because many of the golf carts that are lead-acid based equipped require a kit installed for them to use lithium-ion batteries. If the manufacturer does not have that kit available, it means that the cart may need a lot of modifications for them to be able to use lithium-ion batteries.