In the world of kart racing, the electric sector is still a market niche. Yet there are more and more companies, renowned brands and others that are less known, that are specialised in this segment, who allocate part (or in some cases all) of their investments for the development of electric propulsion engines capable of competing in terms of performance with those of internal combustion engines. The reason? These units require less maintenance, lower operational costs and ensure above all… Zero emissions! There are the inevitable “cons”, but this will not be the place to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of one type of engine over another. In fact, we have simply scanned the electric market to understand which are the most widely available and specially designed products for karting. What we have discovered is that it is a sector in full evolution, in which the prices of electric propulsion systems are on average higher than their hydrocarbon-powered counterparts and where different realities coexist: some focused on the sale of their products and others, instead, focused on the promotion of electric competitions, which, for a registration fee by kart drivers, make their electric racing karts available.
N.B. As always, we are also waiting for the intervention of the TKART community which, through the “contributions” at the end of the article, can enrich this selection of electric engines for racing karts.
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