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Slick and Speedy GK2G Electric Go-Kart Folds in Half!

by , 06/15/11

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Since most of us never realized our 4th grade aspirations of procuring a go-kart, now is the perfect time to revive those lost childhood dreams with Beau Reid‘s latest design: the super fast, foldable GK2G. In lieu of the conventional (and totally passé) gasoline go-kart engines, this carbon framed hot-rod is entirely battery powered, and of course, boasts zero emissions.


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Playing off of its hyper-portability, the Go-Kart 2 Go is appropriately named after its carbon fiber body that weighs in at an extraordinarily low weight of 65 pounds. Its feather-light, formula one-like structure coupled with a lithium-ion electric engine gives this thing a top speed of 60mph – definitely not your run of the mill go-kart. Designed to fit in the trunk of your car, the GK2G folds in half thanks to an easily removable steering wheel and rims.

While it’s not quite time to exchange your awesomely geeky electric folding bike for a zippy GK2G (which is lamentably, just a concept), the Inhabiteam is drooling over visions of one day racing a fleet of solar powered go-karts.

via Yanko Design

Photos @ Beau Designs

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3 Comments

  1. Christina Slape August 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    how much does one of these go for

  2. kartman June 16, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Innovation is a good thing – over engineering isn’t – simplicity and cost need to be considered.

    Run of the mill competitive go karts easily reach 60mph and depending on the power plant, most won’t use more than 1/2 to 1 gallon in a competitive day at an event.

    And the use of common materials to construct a go-kart makes them affordable to more people. Exotic materials and no real resistance to contact make this a nice show piece, but not useful for racing, or even much use for just a play day at a track. One off and things look like they would be broken.

  3. caeman June 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Only 60 MPH? That is slow compared to the 125 and 150cc karts at the race track. What is the ride time on those batteries? Can they last 15 laps in a final heat?

    I love the look, but question of distance is even more important in such a small kart where you cannot stuff it with innumerable batteries.

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