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Digital Subscriptions > Vroom International > n. 212 February 2019 > The evolution continues

The evolution continues

ELECTRIC KARTS

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As already written, the electric-powered karts sector continues to arouse great interest and not only in the indoor activity, where the advantages in terms of noise and pollution are intuitive. Even with regard to their use in traditional go-kart tracks, in fact, we continue to make progress. This happens on several levels: on the one hand, large-scale companies such as Bosch and Rotax (1) are continuing to develop their own vehicles destined for speciic championships, such as the Deutsche Elektro-Kart Meisterschaft (www.dekm.de) which will also kick of in Lonato April 14th, starting the series of 5 races of 2019. But in addition to the already known conversion kits, such as those of Venstar (2), which allow you to directly replace the engine of a traditional kart with the electric one, we have many other proposals that apply electric traction on kart for competitive racing, and not only on those from rental. Even a company specializing in the latter, like the OTL (3), could not exempt itself from exhibiting a more racing vehicle. Also interesting are other proposals, such as that of AK Racing (4): their vehicle, with the Praga chassis and water cooling of the transformer unit, offers 28 horses for 58 minutes of autonomy, with a weight of 125 kg. Similar discourse for the Meswel (5) which exhibited two vehicles, one Junior-like and one similar to KZ (ie with brakes also in front). And if the first is satisied with 9 hp, the second instead reaches up to 70 hp, along with a monstrous torque of 90 Nm. Not to mention the Blueshock (6) that in Latvia already has fans of the genre running, with entirely comparable means to a traditional kart (were it not for the missing fuel tank) but of different powers (15, 20, 25 or 35 kW) and with the duration of the races up to 20 minutes.

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