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Concept of the construction of electric go-kart (eKart)
 
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Technical University of Lodz
Publish date: 2018-06-29
 
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2018;80(2):53–63
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Today electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in our lives. Especially in motorsport. However, they are not as widely used. Formula E, which was created to boost electric motorsport, is not enough to popularize it. Every driver who wants to advance to F1 (highest rank racing series) has to start from karting between the ages of 5 and 8. But today go-karts are only powered by internal combustion engines. In order to provide young drivers with the possibility of racing small electric vehicles called eKarts, internal combustion engines have to be replaced with electric motors. eKarts should offer similar performance to combustion engine go-karts. It was proven by the author in previous papers that current technology enables to construct eKarts for children's and juniors` categories. In this paper concept of the construction of eKart uses advantages of electric motors which are presented. The proposed construction concept assumes the introduction of an independent wheel drive of the rear axle allowing the so-called torque vectoringu
 
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