Electric go karts are fun recreational vehicles for adults and children alike. Providing a cleaner, more efficient and more eco-friendly alternative to the classic gas-powered go kart, these vehicles are fun, fast and safe. Karts are available at a number of dealerships worldwide at varying prices (depending on power), and can be used outdoors or indoors depending on the needs of the owner. Electric karts also come in varying sizes, shapes and power options, each uniquely suited to young children or adults.
As one would expect, rather than running on a traditional gasoline engine, electric karts usually feature a 48 volt to 72 volt electric, rechargeable battery and powered battery pack. As electricity is far cheaper than gasoline, electric go carts are far less expensive to maintain and operate. The lack of a gas-powered engine also erases the problems of smoke, carbon emissions and noise, and cuts down on expensive and time-consuming maintenance. This means that, in the long run, electric karts tend to last much longer than their gas-powered equivalents.
An added feature to the electric go kart is the extra level of safety, coming from the adjustable power levels and the fact that they do not leak oil, emit fumes or give off excessive heat. Also, as they are heavier, they limit the chances that they can be tipped on sharp turns by inexperienced drivers. This makes them a perfect choice for children who are interested in go karting but limited in their ability to comprehend what is unsafe.
Electric powered vehicles do have one main drawback that sets them apart from gas-powered ones, and that is that they must be recharged frequently for continued use. Most electric kart users find this to be a minimal inconvenience however, as most karts feature a charge time nearly equal to or, in some cases, less than their run time and feature multiple battery packs for quick change outs. This has proven to be no less convenient than running off to get more gas for a traditional kart, and much less expensive.
While most electric vehicles are more expensive than their gas-powered counterparts, the simple removal of expensive gasoline from the equation often has these vehicles paying off the difference quickly. Electric karts are available from dealerships that offer similar electric outdoor products, or can be found online from a number of shopping sites like Amazon, Target Online and even Wal-Mart. There are also many go carts guide blogs and informational sites that host a mountain of information on where to find the best deals. Lastly, don’t forget about the extended life of an electric kart versus a gas-powered one, and consider saving hundreds or even thousands by buying one used off of an auction site like Ebay.