Best Electric Go Karts for Adults

Introduction

Go-karting is one of the most exciting sports. The thrill one gets when driving a Go Cart is unmatched. Both children and adults enjoy Go-karting. This guide is going to focus on the best eletric go-karts for adults.

Why electric go-karts?

  • Electric go-karts have faster acceleration as compared to gas-powered go-karts. This is because electric motors give more torque at a much quicker rate compared to gas-powered go-karts.
  • Electric go-karts have more balanced handling around corners. This is because they have evenly distributed weight. Gas-powered go-karts have a heavy engine that exerts weight at a single location. This uneven distribution of weight makes it easier to tip over.
  • Electric go-karts don’t make noise.
  • Electric go-karts have zero direct emissions making them environmentally friendly.
  • Electric go-karts have longer kart life.
  • Electric go-karts have easier maintenance. This is due to high-tech computerized diagnostic monitoring. This allows you to keep the kart operating at the best level.
  • Electric go-karts can be used indoors because they don’t emit fumes.

Reasons against electric go-karts

  • The most obvious is the shorter racing range compared to gas-powered go-karts.
  • Electric go-karts are expensive as opposed to gasoline versions.
  • Electric go-karts experience longer downtime when the battery goes flat. This is stuck in contrast to gasoline, which needs a few minutes to refill the tank.

What to look for when buying an electric go-kart for adults?

Purpose of a go-kart

The most important thing when buying a go-kart is clarifying the purpose. You have to ask questions like: Do you want a high-performance go-kart for racing? Do you want a mini electric go-kart for leisure? And Do you want a professional racing go-kart?

Electric motor 

Electric motors power electric go-karts. So you may wonder what you should look for in an electric go-kart.

The first thing to look for on an electric motor is the output. Output is measured in watts. Electric go-kart motors with a higher output rating output are more powerful and can propel the go-kart faster. High output motors for the racing range start from 2000 to the 3000-watt range. The  1000-2000 watt range is the medium range and is typically used for youth karts or average homemade go-karts. Lastly, anything below 1000 watts is considered the lower end.

It is worth noting that higher output may not necessarily mean better. This is because high output motors are usually heavier in weight and also require bigger batteries. This additional weight can compromise the performance of a go-kart.

The second factor is to look at is Voltage which is the electric pressure of a go-kart motor. The rated voltage of a go-kart motor usually ranges from 12-72 volts.

Current is the third factor to examine on an electric motor. An electric current is the flow of electrons through a circuit. Current is measured in amperes (amps). The higher the rated current of a motor, the more electrons flow through, which means that more electricity is required. For example, if a battery is rated 100 Ah (amp hours), it can output 1 amp for 100 hours. If a motor draws 20 amps, it means that it can operate for 5 hours. Therefore, it is important to examine the relationship between the battery and the motor.

Battery type

There is a choice between a lead-acid battery and a lithium battery. For comparison, check the chat below.

Led Acid Battery

Lithium battery

Lower cost

High cost compared to Led Acid Battery

The low energy density per ounce of weight

The high energy density per ounce of weight

Lower range

High ranger

Longer charging time  

Shorter charging

Shorter life span

Longer life span

About 50% depth of discharge (overall capacity used before next recharge)

About 80% depth of discharge(overall capacity  used before next recharge)

Safety Features

  • A good shutdown system is essential in a go-kart. What happens when cornering at high speed or due to external factors (weather or other drivers), the control of the kart is lost? In these cases, the physical integrity of the driver or even other drivers may be jeopardized. This is when ACTIVE protections enter the scene. A shutdown system for karting is one of the best active protection that allows full speed control over the go-karts.
  • A good braking system and seat belts are a must for a go-kart, in my opinion.

Price

The average price of a professional racing go-kart is $12 000, while for an entry-level go-kart, one can expect to pay around $8 000.

Review of the best electric go-karts for adults on the market 2021

I am going to group the review into leisure and professional racing categories

Professional Category

This is the category for high-performance go-karts. In this category, most of the electric go-karts are powered using lithium batteries. Electric go-karts for professional racing can go upwards of 74.565 mph. In this category, I am going to feature the BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro), BIZ ECOVOLT GT, BIZ ECOVOLT NG+, and OTL RACE KART.

Number 1 professional electric go-karts

Make: BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro) (Blue Shock Race)

Brand RatingBlue Shock Race is a European firm whose electric go-karts have been tested by highly rated professional go-kart drivers like Eriks Gasperovics, a European

go-karting Master, Janis Baumanis a world RX Champion.

DescriptionThe BSR 2.0 Racing Kart 25kw is the current flagship electric go-kart from the Latvian Blue shock Race. This go-kart is the most powerful and fasted go-kart for professionals.

Specifications

  • Battery: 5.34Kw Lithium-ion.
  • Top speed: 74.565mph.
  • Acceleration: 0~62mph in 4seconds.
  • Kart weight: 242.508 pounds, including battery.
  • Battery rating:56Ah.
  • Racing Time:18minutes with full power
  • Battery Replacing Time: 2minutes.
  • Brakes: Righetti hydraulic,200mmm disc (rear)
  • Electric motor 25kw
  • Charger AC/DC 2,0KW (110=240V)
  • Rims Alloy
  • Power:25kw maximum
  • Body Righetti Ridolfi XTR14 Full set

Reasons to buy: BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro)

  • The: BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro) has been rated the best electric go-kart for professionals in the USA by www.GOKARTGUIDE.com.
  • The electric go-kart has been tested by many reputable personalities, all of them giving it a very high rating. Some of the personalities include the former president of Latvia, Raimonds Vejonis. Sten Pentus of Formula Renault, JJ Lento former F1 pilot. The: BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro)   has proven itself and has become a symbol of national pride and ingenuity in the European nation of Latvia.
  • Another reason to buy is the top speed which is among the highest in all-electric go-karts.
  • Moreover, the: BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro) is equipped with the best electric motor, which gives the best in class performance.
  • The go-kart comes with a lithium-ion battery which is the best battery to have.
  • The electric go-kart for racing is also equipped with a high-quality braking system. This provides extra safety for a driver.
  • Another reason to buy the racing kart is the build quality of the: BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro. The development team at Blue Shock Race has invested a lot of time and money into this product. There is a remarkable improvement from the: BSR1.0 Racing Kart (Pro) to this current version.

Reasons not buy

  • The biggest issue I have with the: BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro) is the low range of 18 minutes at full speed. This is caused by the high voltage motor and the need to deliver high torque.
  • It is relatively expensive; it won’t be worthwhile f you are not getting it for professional use. Blue Shock Race has developed a recreational go-kart which I will review in the next section.  

Number 2 professional electric go-karts

Make: BIZ ECOVOLT GT

Brand Rating: BIZ karts is part of a 205-year-old BIZ Group which stands for Builders Iron & Zinc Work.BIZ karts started making go-karts in 1994. The company makes over 1000 go-karts every year. BIZ Karts also has a good reputation in as for efficient customer service.

Description: The BIZ ECOVOLT GT is the company’s 2021 offering. The BIZ ECOVOLT GT comes with a lot of technology plus a wide area of optional features like the F1-style steering wheel.

Specifications

  • Battery: Lithium-ion.
  • Acceleration: 0~62mph in 4seconds.
  • Kart weight: 242.508 pounds, including battery.
  • Battery rating: 106Ah.
  • Depth of discharge 74%
  • Racing Time: up to 1 hour
  • Brakes: Self-adjusting hydraulic brake system
  • Charger: Sold separately two options single phase 50A, three-phase 100A
  • Rims: Heavy-duty mono alloys
  • Power:10,5kw maximum
  • Rear-axle 30 mm
  • Smart light system
  • Three-stage adjustable pedals
  • Remote shutdown.

Reasons to buy  BIZ ECOVOLT NG +

  • The BIZ ECOVOLT GT is the firm’s latest electric go-kart for adults. This means that many features are cutting edge compared to the 2019 BIZ ECOVOLT NG+ and other brands.
  • I would buy an ECOCOLT GT because of its very appealing aesthetics. Unlike other go-kart models designed with the only function in mind, the ECOVOLT GT is pleasing to look at.
  • Moreover, the ECOVOLT GT is among the best go-karts for adults because it uses the latest lithium battery technology, which delivers up to 74% battery capacity. The new battery technology also reduces battery weight by 23% when compared to the previous version.
  • The BIZ ECOVOLT GT has a range of approximately 1hour.
  • One other reason to buy a BIZ ECOVOLT GT go-kart is the MotorSport Battery management system. This feature is important because it facilitates ensuring that the lithium battery performs at its optimum level.
  • Another reason to buy a BIZ ECOVOLT GT is the raft of safety features. These include an emergency stop switch, adjustable seats with anti-vibration mountings, electronic anti-double pedal system.
  • The essential remote shutdown is also there.

Reasons not to buy

  •  One of the issues I have with it is that it has half the power of the number 1 ranked BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro).

Number 3 professional electric go-karts

Make: BIZ ECOVOLT NG+

Brand Rating: BIZ karts is part of a 205-year-old BIZ Group which stands for Builders Iron & Zinc Work. BIZ karts started making go-karts in 1994. The company makes over 1000 go-karts every year. BIZ Karts also has a good reputation in as for efficient customer service.

DescriptionThe BIZ ECOVOLT NG+  is a 2019 predecessor of the BIZ ECOVOLT GT. The major difference between the ECOVOLT GT and the ECOVOLT NG+ is the range and battery utilization capacity, lower on the NG+.

Specifications

  • Battery: 3kW Lithium-ion.
  • Acceleration: 0~62mph in 4seconds.
  • Kart weight: 242.508 pounds, including battery.
  • Battery rating: 100Ah.
  • Racing Time: up to 30 minutes
  • Brakes: Self-adjusting hydraulic brake system
  • Charger: Sold separately two options, single-phase 50A, Three-phase 100A.
  • Rims: Heavy-duty mono alloys
  • Power:10,5kw maximum
  • Rear-axle 30 mm
  • Remote shutdown
  • Emergency stop switch

Reasons to buy  BIZ ECOVOLT NG+

  • Like its successor, the BIZ ECOVOLT NG+ has excellent aesthetics.
  •  The BIZ ECOVOLT NG+ was rigorously tested when it was developed. This has ensured that one expects to get a high-quality product.
  • The BIZ ECOVOLT NG+ has a range of approximately 30 minutes. This is half of its successor but still adequate time.
  • Another reason to buy a BIZ ECOVOLT GT is the raft of safety features.  These include an emergency stop switch—adjustable seats with anti-vibration mountings, electronic anti-double pedal system.
  • The essential remote shutdown system is there for increased safety.

Reasons not to buy

  • When going full speed, the BIZ ECOVOLT NG+ goes only up to 8 to 15 minutes on full throttle.
  • It has a lower range than the ECOVOLT GT, plus it also has less power when compared to the: BSR2.0 Racing Kart 25KW (Pro).

Number 4: OTL High Per Racing Kart (Fastest electric go-kart)

Make: OTL HIgh-Performance Racing Kart

Brand Rating: OTL is an Italian-based company that specializes in electric karts. OTL has been in the market since 1996. If you have ever been to a go-kart indoor racing facility in the US, there is a high chance that you came across an OTL go-kart

DescriptionTHE OTL Race Kart is an ultra-high-performance race kart. Its performance on the race track is class-leading.

Specification

  • Battery: Lithium polymer 80v Batteries.
  • Kart weight: 264pounds, including battery.
  • Brakes: Dual brake hydraulic pump with adjustable bias controls
  • Rims: Heavy-duty mono alloys
  • Power:23KW maximum
  • Aluminium CNC Pedal
  • Speed:70mph

Reasons to buy  OTL High-Performance Racing Kart

  • The first reason to buy the OTL High-Performance Racing Kart is that it is the fasted go-kart in the market. If you want a fast go-kart, this is the best go-kart for you. With the OTL high-performance Kart, you are going to have an advantage on the race track.
  •  The OTL High-performance Racing Kart is the induction electric motor that enables it to have the fastest speed.
  •  There is also the patented Dual brake hydraulic pump with adjustable bias control. Which provides you with increased safety,
  • Lastly, this is the most beautiful electric go-kart you can ever own. One can see the work of Italian designers.

Reasons not to buy

  • Like the other electric go-karts in this category, the OTL High-Performance kart is relatively expensive.  It won’t be worthwhile if you are not getting it for professional use.

Leisure Category

The leisure category needs lightweight, reliable and safe go-karts. In this category, I am going to review five electric go-karts.

Number 1: BSR2.0 Leisure Kart

Make: BSR2.0 Leisure Kart (FOR Adults)

Brand Rating: Blue Shock Race is a European firm whose electric go-karts have been tested by highly rated professional go-kart drivers. In the leisure category, BSR has come up with a class-leading go-kart for leisure.

Description: The BSR2.0 Leisure Kart’s major difference from the professional racing one is the chassis. The Leisure version also has lower speed and is heavier in contrast with the racing version.

Specifications

  • Battery: 5.34Kw Lithium-ion.
  • Top speed: 55.935mph.
  • Acceleration: 0~62mph in 4seconds.
  • Kart weight: 297.635 pounds, including battery.
  • Battery rating there are three options:35Ah,42Ah,50Ah.
  • Racing Time:18minutes with full power
  • Battery Replacing Time: 2minutes.
  • Brakes: Righetti hydraulic,200mmm disc (rear)
  • Electric motor 25kw
  • Charger AC/DC 2,0KW (110=240V)
  • Rims Alloy
  • Power:25kw maximum
  • Rear-axle 30mm
  • Chassis:BSR 2.0 (Chromoly steel 32 x22mm)
  • Body ABS plastic 4-5mm
  • Sensors overheating  and braking

Reasons to buy: BSR2.0 Leisure  Kart (Adult)

  • The first reason to buy the BSR 2.0 Leisure Kart(Adult) is that it is made by a company that makes professional electric go-karts. This means that when buying a BSR2.0 Leisure Kart, you are getting a scaled-down version of an award-winning racing electric go-kart. Even though you are a hobbyist, you get to access cutting-edge technology meant for the race track.
  • Another reason to buy the BSR 2.0 Leisure Kart(Adult) is a lithium-ion battery that can give one up to 30 minutes of ride time.
  • The third reason to buy a BSR2.0 Leisure Kart is its top speed of 297.635 mph.
  • The fourth reason to buy a BSR2.0 Leisure Kart(Adult) is the quick swap battery system from the professional racing version. It allows you to change a battery in 30 seconds, so you can keep on having fun.
  • The fifth reason to buy this electric go-kart for leisure is the safety features. These include the 30 mm polyurethane shock absorber—sensors that detect overheating (protecting your motor). There is also a sensor for braking which can assist you when you meet obstacles.
  • If you get the standard 35 Ah battery charging time is 30 Minutes to get it from 20%-90%. The 42Ah battery requires 50 Minutes to get from 20%-90%. Lastly, the 50 Ah battery needs 80 minutes to get from. 30%-90% charging capacity.
  • Another reason to buy the BSR2.0 Leisure Kart is that it’s a fun electric go-kart to drive; its performance is unmatched.

Reasons not buy

  • I don’t like the fact that seat belts are sold as an extra feature. Given the importance of seat belts when it comes to safety, I find it not very encouraging.

Number  2: Rimo Sinus ion

Make: Rimo Sinus ion

Brand Rating: Rimo Germany is a well-established engineering firm that has been in existence for over 50 years. Rimo entered the go-karting business 20years ago. From that time, they have made a significant mark in the industry. Rimo go-karts are found all over the world.

Description: Rimo Sinus ion is a high-end adult electric go-kart for leisure. It is one of the best go-karts you can ever buy at the moment. Fitted with a V8 sound effect, the Rimo Sinus ion offers a class-leading ride experience in the leisure go-kart category.  

Specifications

  • Battery: 6 x 3.2 V LiFeMnPO4  there are options of 40Ah,60Ah and 100Ah batteries.
  • Range:20minutes for 40Ah, 35 minutes for 60Ah, and 60 minutes for 100Ah
  • Top speed: 40mph
  • Kart weight:396.8 pounds
  • Voltage:48V
  • Charging time: 48 minutes for 40AH,52 minutes for 60Ah, and 60minutes for 100Ah
  • Electric Motor:  2 electric motors that give a maximum of 23kw

 Reasons to buy: Rimo sinus ion go-kart

  • Rimo Germany really lived up to the expectations of German engineering when they came up with the Sinus ion adult electric go-kart for leisure.
  •  The first reason to buy this go-kart is the overall build quality of the product. All the components used on this go-kart are top of their class.
  • Speaking of quality, one exceptional feature is a maintenance-free drive unit. I assure you that you will have very little trouble with this go-kart.
  • Another reason I recommend buying the Rimo sinus ion go-kart is the 90% energy efficiency of the electric go-kart for adults. I find this feature to be essential, and all kart markers should take a lea from them.
  • Moreover, the Rimo sins ion-go kart comes with V8 engine sound effects. This makes this vehicle more fun to drive during a race.
  • Suppose that’s not enough reason to convince you to buy this go-kart, the weight compensation system of up to 66pounds (without weights). The result of this innovation is exceptional handling without compromising torque.
  • Another major motivator for buying the sinus ion electric go-kart for adults is that you can go for a 1-hour spin if you get the 100Ah battery option. This is the highest range for a high-performance adult electric go-kart for leisure. Even the lowest 20minutes for a 40Ah battery is also very excellent compared to other electric go-kart’s peers.
  • Furthermore, RiMO hydraulic dual-circuit braking system brings extra safety and fun for the driver.
  • Lastly, the Rimo-sinus comes with a set of highly reputable Dunlop tires. Some go-kart makers put substandard tires, but Rio German has gone out of its way to ensure the best quality.

Reasons not to buy

  •  The Rimo Sinus ion adults electric go-kart for leisure has two chargers for the two electric motors. This can come across as inconvenient.
  • The second reason is that despite having two electric motors, the go-kart still has lower output than the BSR2.0 Leisure Kart (FOR Adults) with one motor.

Number 3: Crazy Cart xl go-kart

Make: Crazy Cart xl go-kart.

Brand Rating: Razor is an exciting brand that was established in 2000 as a scooter-making business. As the company grew, so did their product portfolio, which now includes the Razor.

Description: Razor Crazy-Cart xl is a different kind of electric go-kart for adults. The difference is that the Razor Crazy Cart xl is meant mainly for drifting instead of other go-karts meant for speeding. Drifting is a thrilling event for leisure, and Crazy Cart is designed to take one for a thrilling experience.

Specifications

  • Battery: lead-acid  (needs a set of three 12 volt batteries)
  • Top speed: 14mph.
  • Acceleration: 0~62mph in 4seconds.
  • Kart weight: 240 pounds, including battery.
  • Battery rating there
  • Racing Time:40minutes with full power
  • Variable foot pedal acceleration no breaking.

Reasons to buy: Razor Crazy Cart xI go-kart.

  • The first reason to buy a Razor Crazy Cart xI leisure electric go-kart for adults is that it is the most fun electric-go kart in the market. One customer who bought it said that.  

‘’I was super excited to see an adult size Mario Kart after seeing a smaller version a year ago. It is exhilarating to ride, drift, spin in place, and even go backward. I just need a red shirt and overalls to complete the kit”.

  • Another reason to buy a Razor Crazy Cart xl is that it is the best electric go-kart for drifting. This is because of the patented drift system, which allows the driver to control their drifts, spins completely, and cornering.
  • Thirdly because of the ingenuity of the Razor company, the electric go-kart has won many awards.
  • Let me also state that the XL version was made in response to the overwhelming demand for an adult-size Crazy Cart. This is after parents who bought the children’s version felt that they wanted to partake in fun.
  • The Razor Crazy Cart has a range of up to 40 minutes. I can assure you that this is a very reasonable range in the world of electric go-karts.
  • Moreover, the go-kart can go up to 14 mph, which is also a very decent top speed.

Reasons not buy

Because this is a recreational go Kart, I will not delve into a lot of technical issues.

  • My only issue with this electric go-kart is the tires that are not of outstanding quality. They tend to get worn out quickly during a thrill session.

Number  3: Segway Ninebot Electric go kart

Make: Segway Ninebot Electric go kart

Brand RatingSegway Ninebot is a merger between US-based Segway and China-based Ninebot. The company focuses on research and development, design, manufacturing, distribution, and sales of short-distance transportation products.

Description: The Segway Ninebot go-kart is very modern and unique. You have to buy two components separately; the first one is a self-balancing Segway Ninebot S  scooter. The second component is the Segway NineBot electric go-kart drift Kit. These components are sold separately, but you get yourself a very high-tech go-kart when you combine them.

Specifications

  • Battery: lead-acid  (needs a set of three 12 volt batteries)
  • Top speed: 15mph.
  • Range 9 miles
  • Kart weight 61.3 pounds
  • Maximum load 220 pounds
  • Kart weight: 240 pounds, including battery.
  • App control
  • 15 degrees Easy climbing
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel and Frame’s length
  • 3 Driving modes

Reasons to buy: Segway NineBot go-kart

  • The Segway NineBot electric go-kart is one of the most modern leisure go-karts for adults regarding aesthetics and features. The contemporary design features make it a very appealing electric go-kart, especially for those with a 21st-century fashion sense.
  • Secondly, the Segway Nine Bot go-kart is very powerful. This is because the go-kart is powered by 2 electric motors, each giving out 700kw of power.
  • The Segway Nine Bot electric go-kart has a top speed of up to 15 mph; this is very impressive for a leisure go-kart.
  • Another big positive is the maximum range of 9 miles on a full charge, thanks to the lithium-ion battery set.
  • My favourite reason to buy this go-kart is the Crazy go-kart on number 2; Segway NineBot offers a memorable drifting experience. This is because Segway go-Kart features a handbrake and brake pedal to switch forward and backward. A high steering ratio of 2.1:1 allows for precision steering while the strengthened seat belt ensures the rider’s safety.
  • Furthermore, the Segway NineBot leisure electric go-kart for adults comes with 3 driving modes. The Novice mode has a top speed of 5 mph. the Standard model has a top speed of 11.2 mph, and the Sport mode has a top speed of 15 mph. All this can be programmed with the smartphone application.
  • When it comes o safety, there is a redundant braking system. This is because the go-kart has two braking systems. These are the foot brake system and the mechanical handbrake, allowing one to stop the go-kart abruptly.

Reasons not buy

  • My only issue is that the instructions are a bit vague.
  • Secondly, the fact that you have to buy 2 components at once can be annoying.

Number  4: Hyper GoGo GoKAT Kit

Make: Hyper GoGo GoKAT Kit

Brand Rating: Hyper GoGo is an online company established in 2007. The company has a portfolio of hoverboards, scooters and other sporting equipment.

Description: Hyper GoGo GoKart is like the 3rd rated Segway NineBot go-kart in that it comes in two parts. The Hyper GoGo GoKart is even more interesting because it has to be attached to any hoverboard. The only exception is Xiaomi models.

Specifications

  • Battery: depends on Hoverboard
  • Top speed: depends on the hoverboard
  • Range: depends on the hoverboard
  • Maximum load 198pounds

Reasons to buy: Hyper GoGo Go-Kart

  • The first reason I recommend the Hyper GoGo Go-kart is that it is fully compatible with many hoverboards.
  • Secondly, It is straightforward to set up and also very easy to upgrade. All you need is to change your hoverboard.
  • The other reason is that the Hyper GoGo Go-Kart is that it is made with durability in mind. One of the features that contribute to durability is the metal frame which is sturdy enough to handle a wide range of terrains.
  • There are also built-in shock absorbers that help reduce the impact on rough surfaces. This helps people to make a smoother ride.
  • Another reason why I recommend you to buy this go-kart is the smooth ride quality.
  • The Hyper GoGo Go-Kart also comes with an off-road version.
  • Lastly, to get an upgrade of this go-kart, all you need is to upgrade the hoverboard. This gives you a lot of flexibility as an owner.

Reasons not buy

  • My first issue is that it needs a hoverboard to work. Some customers have complained about buying the go-kart kit. Only to realize that they need to buy a hoverboard for it to work.
  • The assembly process has also been difficult for some of the customers who purchased it.

Conclusion

I hope I have given you enough insight into the available best electric go-karts for adults. I have taken a lot of time creating this guide to make sure that you are well equipped, whether you want a professional version or a leisure version.

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