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

Posted By Cliff Champion On June 15, 2011 @ 4:03 pm In green technology,Green Transportation | 3 Comments

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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 [1]‘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 [2], 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 [3]-like structure coupled with a lithium-ion [4] electric engine gives this thing a top speed of 60mph – definitely not your run of the mill go-kart [5]. Designed to fit in the trunk of your car, the GK2G folds in half [6] thanks to an easily removable steering wheel and rims.

While it’s not quite time to exchange your awesomely geeky electric folding bike [7] 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 [8]

Photos @ Beau Designs [1]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Beau Reid: http://www.beaureid.com/

[2] hyper-portability: http://inhabitat.com/crazy-uno-3-transforming-electric-scooter-now-available-for-pre-order/

[3] formula one: http://inhabitat.com/f1-electric-formula-car-worlds-fastest-electric-race-car/

[4] lithium-ion: http://inhabitat.com/new-lithium-air-batteries-could-go-500-miles-on-a-single-charge/

[5] go-kart: http://inhabitat.com/linde-e1-electric-go-kart-sets-world-record-for-0-60-acceleration-time/

[6] folds in half: http://inhabitat.com/the-green-overdrive-show-a-folding-electric-scooter/

[7] electric folding bike: http://inhabitat.com/volkswagen-unveils-folding-electric-bike/

[8] Yanko Design: http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/06/15/one-go-kart-2-go-please/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+yankodesign+%28Yanko+Design+-+Form+Beyond+Function%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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