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Our electric go kart plans are free to download and have all the details you need to make a kart with great performance. We offer the added bonus of on-line support for our customers who 'buy us a coffee' at the check-out. We've included lots of useful resource links and you'll find lots kart photos on this site. If you want to design your own kart but need some inspiration, our free plans pack will give you a head start and a ready source of ideas. We're here to help - please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you are looking for a fantastic 'garage engineering'
project that can be built with basic tools then look no further. Fitted
with a 500W motor this electric kart is capable of 12-15mph (but can be restricted
to lower speeds). The design is flexible and can easily be adapted.
As drawn, the kart is 1.32m long, has track (width) of
0.99m and stands 0.62m high.
Made with a steel tube section frame, building the kart is a simple welding project with a TIG, MIG or MMA (stick) welder. The design is scalable and all dimensions can be multiplied by up to 20% to produce a larger kart. Building this go kart is a great way to learn about welding, electric drives, speed controllers, steering geometry, braking systems and general mechnical engineering.
A lighting system is fitted, making night-driving possible. Speed is controlled by a 4QD motor controller that also produces a regenerative braking effect. Additional braking for the kart is provided by a cable operated disc brake.
All of the parts we used can be readily found via the internet or from local suppliers.
Our kart plans are suitable for
anyone with basic mechanical construction skills to follow. The free plans
are in PDF format and are designed to be printed on A4 paper. You
can use the plans to build an exact copy, or as a source of ideas for designing
and building your own go kart.
We've solved some of those tricky engineering issues you might be struggling with; brake and accelerator pedal design, how to mount drive sprockets and how to wire-up. Our plans have dimensions for all parts and handy 3D sketches showing how the assemblies fit together. We've also included links pages and a page on electric vehicles. You may find them useful sources of information if you are building your own kart. If you come across any other useful links for kart building and electric vehicles in general then let us know and we will add them to our pages.