AKKA presented the E-Kart, its first prototype of an electric go-kart – boasting high performance matching that of X30 competition go-karts – earlier this month, on the Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet to the main players in international go-karting.
An electrification module that can be easily adapted to any thermal go-kart.
With E-Kart, AKKA starts with a standard chassis that does not require any modifications. In just two hours, the engineers at AKKA Research transform the thermal go-kart into an electric go-kart and vice versa. To overcome the problem of battery charging time, the electrification module is based on a battery swap. No charging infrastructure or investment is necessary for circuit owners.
This new E-Kart illustrates the expertise of AKKA Research engineers in the integration of high-voltage batteries and their mastery of the entire electric powertrain (motor, charger and inverter).
Performance comparable to the best thermal go-karts
This technology has already proven its performance on the track, where professional drivers acknowledged that the E-Kart is 5% faster in a straight line than an X30 thermal go-kart with equivalent hole times.
Franc?ois Becamel, 2014 IAME International winner declared: “I was very impressed by the agility of the electric go-kart and the power of the engine. A little surprised at the beginning, I quickly got into the game. It’s very fun and powerful. I was really surprised by the acceleration, the speed in a straight line is incredible. Having driven in all categories, from mini to KZ, I would compare it to a SuperX30 in acceleration, and in the straights there we go much faster than the X30. “
Read the full press release (English and French) below. For more information, please visit www.akka-technologies.com.
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