I was thinking, what’s the point of this thing?
We can’t argue that kart technology will trickle down to road tech in the same way Formula 1, Formula E, and LMP1 organizers “can”.
I can see the application to indoor tracks (less noise, no pollution) but what’s the point on having electric karts in big tracks? Sacrifice weight, logistics, and overall performance for less noise and less emissions? If the concern is environmental impact, run all engines on methanol or ethanol like IndyCar does.
Rotax is probably just trying to jump in the EV bandwagon and capitalize on the marketing momentum. Maybe it will work for them, who knows.
EDIT- A quick background: I am BIG into the environmental/EV movement. I own not only one EV, but TWO. Both my daily and my wife’s car are plug in hybrid and electric, respectively. Reducing congestion emissions in something you drive every day is great, but there are better options for motorsports. The tech is not there yet.