30 May '16, 7am

Bosch develops powertrain for motorsport electric kart prototype

Bosch develops powertrain for motorsport electric kart prototype

It goes from 0 to 100 km/h under five seconds and has a top speed of over 130 km/h, and with peak torque available even at low engine speeds, it can squeal the tires with just a tap of the pedal. The only things missing here are the engine roar and the smell of gasoline in the air. FIA Electric, the New Energy Commission, and the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) presented an electric racing kart prototype—the “e-kart”—in Berlin. The FIA and DMSB rely on Bosch for this innovative powertrain system. The supplier of technology and services developed the powertrain system together with these motorsport organizing bodies, as well as with Germany’s largest kart manufacturer Mach 1 Kart. Karting is considered to be the gateway series into the world of professional motorsport. Currently, most racing karts are powered by internal-combustion engines. When the FIA, DMSB, Mach 1 K...

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