Going Green on Earth Day
20 April 2017
Electric karts offer a countless amount of advantages compared to the karts that run on internal combustion engines. They guarantee extremely high safety margins and low maintenance costs. Here are some advantages of electric power compared to gas power:
Emissions from internal combustion engines are usually carcinogenic. The electric engines of our karts do not release any substances.
RISK OF WARMING UP THE ENVIRONMENT
No type of ventilation system is needed for our indoor centers with electric karts.
NO FIRE SUIT NEEDED
No fire suit needed since the electric karts are entirely clean and all operational components are located under the body.
NO RISK OF WORK-RELATED ILLNESS
In other indoor centers with fuel-powered karts, there is a high probability that employees will develop work-related illnesses in the long term. Anything from partial hearing loss to insensitively to smells due to the gas fumes, or from respiratory problems due to excessive exposure to exhaust gases.
With a 20hp DC electric motor that produces far more torque than other kart engines, our electric karts have superb acceleration out of tight corners; while a gas engine can get bogged down, our electric motors are capable of delivering maximum torque instantaneously. And unlike a gas-powered kart, an electric kart can be programmed to a variety of pre-set speeds to accommodate guests of varying skill levels, including beginner, intermediate and advanced. Our electric karts are also programmed for automatic speed reduction while in the pits and can be turned off remotely in the event of an emergency. At K1 Speed, we not only feel that the electric kart provides a more thrilling indoor karting experience, but a safer indoor karting experience as well.