The Bulgarian company Kinetik Automotive has confirmed that its electric kart will go into production. A model that already has a prototype made with a 3D printer and that, in addition to an attractive design, has some exciting characteristics.
It is a competitive alternative in a sector with enormous potential for electrification. The electrical systems’ torque will give the driver more fun while reducing emissions and operating costs, fuel, and maintenance.
A proposal that has not been limited to mounting an engine and a battery in your vehicle has worked in the design and development of the software of a model that can also be repaired remotely by using the prefabricated printed parts.
It has a powerful 20 kW (27 hp) motor and a torque of 90 Nm on a mechanical level. Something that allows it to reach 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, with a maximum speed limit of 96 km/h.
It mounts a 3.2 kWh battery, which allows you to complete up to 7 miles at full capacity in the sport mode. Of course, in everyday recreational use, the energy demand is not comparable to the competition. But even with this in mind, its developers have provided it with a powerful charging system capable of reaching 15 kW of power, which in 10 minutes will allow the battery to return to its full charge.
As is often the case in these situations, the bad news comes from the price that, in this case, will amount to 11,900 euros per unit. Nothing has been said about selling it in the US. A cost that exceeds even the price of competition karts by two, but in return offers us a much lower operating cost, a quieter acceleration, and above all, a constant torque that will make cornering an even more fun experience.
A somewhat expensive alternative in a sector that is growing little by little to offer electric karts that will undoubtedly spread through the circuits in the coming years and that from spring 2021 will add this proposal to the offer.