Types Of Kids Go KartsKids go Karts are available in two types:
Electric go karts are battery powered (powered by small electric motors). These a bit quicker than the pedal powered go-karts but not very quick (safe to ride) You can expect speeds of about 8-12 mph. The motor is generally controlled by the buttons attached to either the steering unit or pedals.
- Pros: Bit faster, teaches driving skills
- Cons: Expensive, Long charging times, No exercise
Pedal Go Karts for children (Non-electric)
Non-electric pedal go-karts are manually driven using pedals. These aren’t as fast as electric go karts but provide good exercise to the kids and are always ready to be used (no need to charge).
- Pros: Cheaper, Safer, No charging required, Great Exercise
- Cons: Not as exciting
Berg (Electric as well as Pedal Go-Karts)
Actev (Electric Go-karts)
Hauck (Pedal Go karts)
Razor (Electric Go Karts)
Segway (Electric Go Karts)
Radio Flyer (Electric Go-Kart)
Costzon (Pedal Go Kart)
Electric Go Kart vs Gas Karts
Gas karts are more commonly used in racing championships around the world; however, of late, organizers are considering having more championships featuring electric-powered karts.
As the green revolution hits the main stream, the go kart market is also responding to the demand for cleaner-running karts.
An electric go kart has so many advantages over gas karts that choosing electric over gas should be a no-brainer. Electric models create no emissions, are able to run on indoor kart tracks, have much less maintenance to bother with and no gasoline to handle. So if you would rather be on the track than, going with an electric cart should be an easy decision.
An electric go kart is cheaper than a gas model. Karts powered by gas generally start around $400 or $500. Electric go karts however are available for under $200 and practically require no maintenance.
Electric go karts are also safer than their gas counterparts. Gas powered karts can be dangerous due to the fact that gasoline is extremely flammable. Most parents do not want their kids handling gasoline. In the event of a crash, there is no worry about a fire with electric karts. Kids can safely handle the batteries required by electric go karts. Another safety feature is that electric go karts have speed control so that parents can determine how fast their kids are able to go.
An electric go kart is more environmentally friendly. It is well known that burning gas releases toxic fumes into the atmosphere. The two and four stroke gas go kart engines are notoriously inefficient at pollution control. You will feel good knowing you are not adding to carbon emissions with your child’s toy. Plus, your kid will not be breathing in any poisonous fumes while enjoying his go kart or participating in a kart race.
A gas powered go-kart makes a lot of noise when it’s running. If your neighborhood is quiet and peaceful, then loud engine noises from your go kart may cause problems with your neighbors. Electric karts make very little noise.
Looking at performance, an electric go kart has a more efficient engine than a gas go kart. Not only that, they can easily outperform gas powered racing karts in handling and performance. And unlike gas go karts, which are vulnerable to tip overs on sharp turns, electric karts are potentially impossible to tip over while cutting precarious corners.
An electric go kart is the wisest choice for most families. They are dependable and safe for kids. Not only do they have low noise levels and maintenance costs, low emissions mean your child is not breathing toxic fumes and you are doing your part for the environment. Outdoor or indoor karting is a fun pastime to do with your family.