Fastest electric go kart acceleration: Linde E1 set world record (HD Video)
Oschersleben, Germany -- The electric kart, or e-kart, called the Linde E1, accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds
, setting the world record for the fastest electric go kart acceleration at the Motorsport Arena.
Photo: 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.45 seconds – this was the new world record set by the "Linde E1" electric kart from Linde Material Handling (Linde MH) during the ADAC GT masters race held at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. All Photos: courtesy Linde (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the greatest distance by kart in 24 hrs outdoors is 2,056.7 km (1,277.97 miles) achieved by the team Equipe Vitesse.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the greatest distance by kart in 24 hrs outdoors (individual): 1,152.54 km (716.15 miles) achieved by Myk Prescott (South Africa).
Organized by the Linde Material Handling company, a German warehouse truck producer, the attempt took place as a part of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club Gran Turismo Masters Weekend, an auto-racing competition supported by the German ADAC automotive club.
The record-breaking electric kart, or e-kart, is called the Linde E1 and was produced specifically for the attempt. Its drive unit is the same as the units used in lift trucks, except that Linde E1 has a lithium ion battery and lift trucks use lead acid batteries.
The speeds clocked in at 3.4 seconds on the first run and 3.5 seconds on the second run.
Guinness World Records judges determined the final figure of acceleration based on an average of the runs, making 3.4 the new record to beat for the fastest 0-to-60-mph acceleration by an electric kart.
Photo: It has the same 'genes' as the new series of electric lift trucks of Linde Material Handling: The lift motor, power units, display, steering system and software of the "Linde E1" electric kart are identical with those installed in these electric-trucks. (enlarge photo)
"Our E1 kart has exactly the same 'genes' as our new series of electric lift trucks: Its lift motor, power units, display, steering system and software are identical with those installed in these e-trucks," says Eric Hock, engineer in charge of Electronic Engineering at Linde MH, explaining the connection between Linde's electric lift trucks and the Linde e-kart. Performance data of the Linde E1
Racing chassis for kart class KZ 1&2 incl. brake system
Approx. 160 kg (excl. driver)
Chain, ratio 1:2.3
Series motor Linde BR387, asynchronous machine; max. torque approx. 150Nm
Series module Linde BR387, 120V max., peak power 600A AC
Series control unit Linde BR387 , LDC70
Li-Ion, 96V rated voltage, peak power approx. 50kW
Max. acceleration approx. 1.2 g (1.0 = free fall), 0 to 60 mph (96.56 km/h) in 3.45 seconds)