If you’re after technical advice on your electric build, our tech team are here to help – submit your question here.


Q.

I am looking to enter a 1kW kart, and I was wondering if I can use a 1.1kW motor rather than a 1kW motor, as I have found them easier to source.

A.

You’re welcome to use a 1.1kW motor but your motor controller cannot be rated above 1kW.
A 1.1kW motor paired with a 1kW controller is actually a great setup as it’s good practice to have a bit of headroom for your motor. 

 


Q.

We are looking to do a modular build, where parts can be added or removed as needed for each event. Is this allowed?

A.

No. Once scrutineering is complete there are no modifications to be made to your vehicle.


Q.

Can my vehicle be radio controlled?

A.

You’re welcome to make a radio controlled vehicle, but pay mind to rule VR.3.3 that states the driver must remain in contact with the seat whilst driving.


Q.

What are the dimensions of the Standard Kit batteries?

A.

180mm x 75mm x 165mm


Q.

How do I get replacement parts for the Standard Kit?

A.

Email your coordinator, or submit an enquiry using the enquiry form.


Q.

We have acquired some healthy NiMH hybrid batteries and were wondering if we can use them for an Open Kart?

A.

The rules indeed do not mention NiMH batteries, mainly because we have not seen them used in EVolocity before. That said, they are perfectly fine and are a great battery to use for EVolocity. These will be added to the table of battery chemistries in the next rules revision.