Bulgarian electric car builder creates 60mph (100kph) electric go-kart

Kinetik Automotive, who are a boutique electric car and vehicle builder from Bulgaria, has revealed a new race-tuned all-electric go-kart. The Kinetik eGo Kart features an entirely 3D-printed body and came about after the company’s electric race car projects.

Kinetik is famed for its unique electric car projects including one that involved converting a Lotus 7 to run on electricity. They used only the open-source chassis with the exterior, interior, infotainment system, software and powertrain all Kinetik’s design. The new 07Prototype was born.

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With the eGo Kart, Kinetik wanted to create something a little more grassroots from their usual track-ready race-tuned electric cars. Kinetik deliberately took some of their design features from 07Prototype and used them in the eGo Kart, but kept the design honest and simple in order to stand the test of time.

Most karts come fitted with low-powered engines that have a narrow power band that can kill some of the fun. The eGo Kart delivers 20 kW and 90 Nms at the slightest twitch of accelerator. The wings don’t just add to the striking appearance but are designed to be functional because of the 60mph (100kph) top speed of the eGo Kart.

The 97kg (214lb) electric kart features a 3.2 kWh battery that sees it accelerate from 0-56mph (0-90kph) in just 3.9 seconds. It has a range of 6.8 miles (11km) which is enough to cover a typical kart race, and has 10-minute fast charging using a 15 kW charger. The price will be £10,800 (€11,900) and Kinetik expects to start production in the spring of 2021.

Kinetik said: “After the intense development of the Model 07 we wanted to take a step back and explore a more basic and fun-oriented project. One that would take us to the grassroots of motorsport and allow us to achieve a whole new level of lightness.

“Thus we started discussing the idea of doing our take on the purest incarnation of a sports vehicle – the go-kart. Naturally, we created an entirely 3D printed body and fit it with an electric motor for rapid acceleration and instant response.”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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