We run both Electric and Petrol karts at Teamworks Karting and most people ask “Are Electric karts slower?” The answer is a resounding “NO” While electric karts are slightly heavier, they have significantly more power. In addition, due to the nature of electric motors, the power is much more instant and the performance of the kart is more responsive. The net effect is that they are completely comparable and particularly on tight and twisty tracks will in fact be quicker. Many of our customers prefer electric because they don’t leave our venues with their ears ringing and the clothes smelling of fumes. For us….the switch to electric has never been more simple.