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Karting Extremes Series: Electric Vs Petrol

The debate about which type of Toronto go-karts are best rages on.

Is it better to take an adrenaline packed journey in a gas powered go-kart, or an electric one? Which one brings the best experience? On the one hand there is the big and mighty gas engine machines, and on the other hand the crafty and nimble electric go-karts.

We would have to say that as far as adrenaline packed recreational go-karting is concerned, this one is a bit of a no-brainer…

Petrol heads gather round.

This may be a difficult lesson to take in. Electric go-karts are superior to petrol ones in nearly every way, especially on the exciting twisty and turny high speed indoor go-karting tracks like GPK in Toronto.

More traditional go-kart enthusiasts will likely jump to defend the petrol karts to the bitter end. They may claim that the petrol go-kart is faster, and that it gives a more exhilarating and raw feeling. Each to their own, but we could make a pretty convincing argument as to why the electric kart is actually better.

In truth, the only advantage of a petrol go-kart in this day and age is the noise it makes. Some people like that deep growl. Other people think it’s really annoying to have to listen to while they are trying to spectate. It seems that die-hard fans of the petrol kart must enjoy the rush they get from the noise and the fumes more than they enjoy the rush of the race itself!

We have thought a lot about the choice of vehicles that we use down at our Toronto Go-Karting track. We have tried and tested, and we have done our research, and we firmly believe in the electric kart. Here is why…

 

I Thought Petrol Meant Fast?

A common misconception is that a petrol powered kart is automatically faster than an electric one. Maybe, once upon a time when electric karts were in their advent, petrol karts would have been faster. They may have even been more reliable, and have better handling. That is no longer true.

 

Modern electric karts can be just as fast, if not faster than gas powered ones.

A gas powered go-kart is typically between 6.5-9HP, and has a combustible two stroke engine, similar to that of a lawnmower.

That means there’s a lot of power in those batteries and a lot of potential in electric vehicles. Jamie: With electrics, you generate a fraction of the pollution per mile that you do with gas vehicles–without any sacrifice to those of us in a hurry. – Jamie Hyneman of MythBusters: Popular Science

The electric karts that we have here at Grand Prix Kartways Toronto, are 20HP electric engines. The electric karts does weigh a little more, and the top speeds are around the same as what you would expect off a gas model.

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Performance-wise, electric go-karts are Superior.

With an electric kart there are no RPMs. When you put your foot down, you get speed straight away. This faster acceleration makes the electric karts much more fast and furious when it comes to courses with lots of sharp bends and turns, such as the one at our Toronto Go-Karting track. Top speed can be reached in just 3 seconds.

Overall, the electric karts give a better experience to those behind the wheel. Better handling. Faster acceleration out of corners. A more raunchy and speedy race. And of course, less toxic fumes in your face all of the time.

Healthy, Happy Racing

Pretty extreme. Suddenly ‘enjoying the sound of a petrol engine’ doesn’t seem like a great excuse anymore.

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Electric go-karts in Toronto give out absolutely no emissions. This leaves the racetrack, and the whole facility, completely free from harmful and unpleasant smog and pollution. Electric cars are nice and quiet, and still pack a punch that leaves you rushing for more race time!

Safety is also improved when electric cars are used. The track remains free of oil that could otherwise cause skids. There is much less risk of engine overheating or fires. We can even remotely control top speeds on the track, or cut off engines in the event of a problem.

This is always important for concerned parents to know,
but it also enhances the go-karting experience too, and allows you to focus more on the track and the other racers. With electric go-karts you can just zoom on up and have some fun!

Summary
At Grand Prix Kartways we truly believe that the electric kart is far superior. They give a better experience for the driver, for the spectator, and they are better for the environment too. That is why we use the latest and greatest electric go-karts on the market are at the Go-Karting facility of Grand Prix Kartways in Toronto .

Come along today and experience a highly adrenaline packed day out that you will never forget!

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