Electric go karts are also safer to drive than gas go karts. With the evenly-distributed battery weight, electric go karts are less likely to tip or flip than gas go karts. Electric go karts also have covered mechanical components to prevent the driver from getting burned or injured.
How long does an electric go kart last?
Electric go-karts powered by lead-acid batteries are low-powered and have a very short battery life; these go-karts can only run a maximum of 20 or 30 minutes before performance is affected, thus making it unsuitable for use in more serious racing.
Which is better gas or electric go kart?
Electric karts are better at hitting top speed quicker than gas karts. You’ll get instant power as soon as you slam on the pedal, which comes in handy in tracks with multiple turns since acceleration is key when exiting a turn.
How fast is a 20 hp go-kart?
Each adult kart has a 20 horsepower electric motor that reaches speeds up to 50MPH, while the junior karts reach speeds up to 25MPH.
How much does it cost to build an electric go kart?
So, how much does it really cost to build a go-kart? Generally speaking, building your own go-kart will cost you around $400 to $860 depending on whether you are going to buy used or brand new parts. Either way, spending $400 to build your own go-kart is an affordable price range for pretty much any type of budget.