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  1. #1 Street-legal electric go kart/car 
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    I would like to make a street legal electric go kart with these parts:

    Four 12volt 100AH GEL Deep-Cycle batteries - http://www.nationalsolarsupply.com/i...ROD&ProdID=178

    1 E-Tek Motor - http://www.electricmotorsport.com/st...ors_etek-r.php

    1 CVT (Continuosly Variable Transmission) - Look on Wikipedea or HowStuffWorks.com

    Hopefully a prebuilt frame I can buy cheap, or design. The frame has to have a very strong roll-cage.

    1 Regen-braking systen would be choice to have.

    LED Turn-Signals, ?Low-power Headlights, LED brake-lights, and proper BMV registration.

    I'd like to hook this motor up to the CVT in a 48-volt configuration. I seen some videos on youtube that give me hope to make a kart that will perform in terms of power and miles traveled before recharge. The idea is to keep this vehicle low-wieght, but not so low it can't hold to the road in a safe manner.

    Thoughts? I'd think this will be kickass when completed.


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  3. #2 Re: Street-legal electric go kart/car 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe(Oh)
    The frame has to have a very strong roll-cage.
    Given the weight of those batteries, and the relatively feeble power, I strongly doubt you'll need a roll cage.


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    Have you seen some of the youtube.com videos on electric go karts? Check it out, you might be suprised.
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    Any particular reason why it has to be electric?
    Eat Dolphin, save the Tuna!!!!
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    To be geo-friendly, naturally. Use less fossil fuel.
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    Thats only if your electricity has been cleanly generated. And there is always bio fuels which supposable increase the performance of an engine. If he was only going to use the go-cart occasionally, he could collect the vegetable oil from a local restaurant and with a bit of methanol and caustic soda( ) run it for near enough free. :-D And then give himself a real reason to have a roll cage.

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    Better yet, just buy an Ariel Atom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe(Oh)
    Have you seen some of the youtube.com videos on electric go karts? Check it out, you might be suprised.
    Yes, electric go cart is more and more popular.
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    An Electric go-kart.

    I race karts in my spare time. I want to hear that engine roar. I want to KNOW that i have power behind me and that I am taming the sound of thunder

    If you REALLY want to have fun; go get all the relevant parts and build yourself a pulse-jet engine and stick that on the back. Let us know how it goes.
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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