Correct Jim, LSV = Low Speed Vehicle. In your part of the world, the LSV term relates to any electric vehicle that has a speed around 22 - 24mph, has lights, indicators, windscreen, seat belts & brake lights. As I understand it, almost 48 of the states allow them to be driven on roads posted 35mph or less. Some golf carts meet this also, as do other electric vehicles. Not sure, but this category may have been called NEV ( neighbourhood electric vehicle).
The video was just one I posted and formatted as there were no ASW videos or information readily available to search ( there are now some great ones produced showing the Hybrid Crew Cabs ). I imported a Chuckwagon LSV into Australia in 09 with some other gear ( Coot2, see YouTube also), and have become the Australian distributer. There was no presence here, and at that stage ASW were only shipping to the continental Americas. We have migrated from the Chuck Wagons to the LandMasters, and are building and defining the Electric market here. They are great.
The 48V is the electric LandMaster without road going gear ( it has the standard 35w headlights ), the LSV is as described above, with the poly tray, and the LMLSVS is all of the above, minus the poly tray and it runs the steel tray, with the flip seat option ( a great piece of kit, developed in-house at ASW) that converts the tray form a load carrier, to a 4 seat unit in about 30 seconds ( as shown in the YouTube clip)
Range & life anxiety with the batteries is mostly urban myth. Correctly looked after and maintained, the battery packs ( 6 x 8v Trojans ) should give 5 - 7 years, and running a battery watering kit extends that again for another 1 - 3 years, so almost 10 years is possible. However, even at 5 years, the cost to replace a set would be massively less than the fuel, oil, filters, plugs and other internal combustion consumables burned over 5 years. I basically look at it as budgeting for 1 battery a year, and pocket the savings....
As far as range, 32 -35 km is what we find, and in real life most of our units here are covering nowhere near that on a daily basis ( most people are only needing to charge the units once or twice a week, and that is just a top up ). One chap is doing the 35km every day, and is returning to base with the battery indicators showing 1 - 2 bars and flashing, but he works it out as costing him about $1.20 per day vs $10 - 15 in petrol when he used his Quad bike. 35km in the saddle of a UTV is a long day in anyones language.
The added bonus is the absolute silence, increased situational awareness and the live stock and Kangaroos don't give it a second look as you cruise up to them.