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08 October 2013

Video: 70,000-watt go-kart lunacy

It does a 12.3-second quarter mile and 161kph. EVs just got amazing…

Matthew Jones
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We're not entirely against EVs. The Nissan Leaf RC, for example - that was pretty good. And Jeremy, Richard and James' effort was also, er, interesting. In its own sort of way... But this. This is wonderful.

It's a 70,000-watt, 161kph go-kart. The builders tell us it's got 400 lithium battery cells, a 300-volt DC controller and it uses a forklift motor with a 70kw output. We don't really know what that means, but it looks incredibly good fun.

 

Tags: hardware, ev, leaf, nissan

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