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We take a spin in George Fortin's homemade masterpiece, the all electric Z-Kart. Powered by a DC motor and resting atop a recycled polyethylene frame, the Z-Kart provides eco-friendly karting fun.
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Terminal Velocity

I think he needs to add magnetos to the wheel hubs, kinda like how motorcycles have to generate a charge to the batteries.

July 12 2011 at 2:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rsmalibu2

since when are lead acid eco friendly??

March 21 2011 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gary D

wow what a kart !!!! i want one plus it would be awesome to go to a indoor kart place with off road track and use your kart.

March 20 2011 at 1:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Joey B

Love the work. Couple questions:
Top speed?
Time to top speed?
Off road ability?
Are you in CA?
How heavy?

March 09 2011 at 7:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
drag1

Awesome vid. Check out my electrobobber build here if you like electric DIY projects.

http://www.drag1studios.com/gallery/electrobobber/

March 01 2011 at 11:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brian Moody

With that kind of a big brain, I'll bet George can really find real estate deals - how can I reach him?

March 01 2011 at 10:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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George Fortin

If someone wants to reach me regarding Real Estate or loans, or has questions on the ZKart my email is gfortin@cox.net.

March 02 2011 at 7:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Josh Bryson

Hey George. Z car kicks ass thanks so much for letting me drive it. For everyone who hasnt seen it in person, it is truly a work of art. Hats off to you. Cant wait to see your next project.

March 01 2011 at 9:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Victoria Du Pont

George, as I've always said, you're a genius!! Good looks and brains, what a combo!!!! You definitely need to get a patent. That or you're going to get offered a great job helping our country propel into the future!!!!

Victoria xox

March 01 2011 at 5:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Story

Solid enginuity George! Way to go.

Charging Specs Please:

How much time does it take to charge via 110 & 220 and how much Kwh per 8hrs / 1 month does it consume in electricity?

Let's get the next version powered by ZeroNet Solar Energy.

March 01 2011 at 3:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Breanne

This is awesome! What a smart guy. I want to drive one!

February 28 2011 at 7:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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mike

Nothing new here. This kind of stuff has been around for years just in a different package. go down and ck out the local indoor kart tracks....yes those are electric also !

March 02 2011 at 12:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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