George Fortin, a real estate broker by profession, has designed an automobile named the Z-Kart which is an all-electric masterpiece. When today a lot of money is being spent to carve electric vehicles, Fortin quietly derived inspiration from his son’s radio-controlled model cars that are made functional with the help of a battery, and crafted a one-seater car.
The Z-Kart will remind you of a small buggy. It can reach a speed of 40 mph and comes with a range of 20 miles. The vehicle derives power from six lead-acid batteries that power a 72-volt DC motor. Weighing 300 pounds (136kgs), this cute chariot can reach a higher speed of 50 mph made possible with the help of an altered gearing method. The Z-Kart’s frame has been crafted neatly from solid polyethylene while the rear hubs have been made out of aluminum.
The car has a lot of unique things clubbed together which make it special. The tires used actually find a place on motorcycles, the brakes used for go-carts while the rims have been crafted for sandrail dune buggies. Initially George thought of fitting wheels and tires from a bicycle, but he dropped the idea after realizing that structurally they were not sturdy. What the Z-Kart lacks is safety features, so it won’t really be a great option if you are thinking of going for a long drive. The vehicle can be easily charged with the help of a retractable cord from a 110-volt outlet. It takes about three hours for the battery to get fully charged.
This wonderfully engineered vehicle is definitely a source of inspiration for everyone around.