When you think of go-karts, you probably imagine the traditional, gas-powered models that were common at local tracks. However, with new technology, many of them are now electric. These vehicles are quickly becoming the preferred option for all ages who want to test their racing skills. Below are several advantages that they have over fuel models.

Why Is Electric Power Better Than Gas for Go-Karts?

1. Environmentally Friendly

Go-karts that use an electric battery produce zero emissions, preventing harmful fumes and carcinogens from entering the air. In contrast, gas-powered models are not fuel efficient and don't have the technology to help them filter emissions, making them produce more chemicals than passenger vehicles. These emissions include both carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, as well as other harmful substances. Since these chemicals are toxic, switching to electric models protects the health of drivers and staff.

2. Flexible Operation

Another effect of the harmful emissions is that you cannot use gas-powered models in an indoor facility. As the carbon monoxide builds up, it can cause dangerous health effects for anyone nearby. This means the tracks for gas-powered vehicles must be outside, and you may not be able to use them during inclement weather. With electric go-karts, you can race inside during any time of the year.

3. Improved Safety


When using electric go-karts, the staff can control the maximum speed of each vehicle to help newer drivers learn to control them, reducing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the lack of gas prevents fires after a malfunction, and there is no risk of accidentally touching a hot engine component because the parts are covered.

Electric models also have a reverse gear, while many gas options do not. If a driver spins out, they can maneuver back on to the track without waiting for someone to turn them around.

4. Increased Speed

Electric go-karts are faster than their gas-powered counterparts, reaching speeds of up to 45 mph. Battery-powered engines have instant torque, meaning that they can reach maximum power as soon as the driver hits the pedal. As you slow down to take a corner, you can easily regain the top speed of the vehicle, which makes races more exciting and fun.


Whether you're looking for a fun night out with friends or a place for a special birthday party, visit INDYKART Raceway in Rochester, NY. This indoor go-kart track has a full fleet of electric models that are fun for both beginners and experienced racers. They even have racing leagues for adults. Visit them online to learn more about their services, and call (585) 978-8950 to make a reservation.