Indoor karting is back at Bercy with a new technology for SODI electric racing karts!
The ERDF Masters Kart is once again on the late-season schedule. This fantastic event for drivers and motor sports fans alike will be the first 100% electric kart race.
The ERDF Masters Kart will bring together two distinct groups of international drivers:
- 20 "star" drivers from F1, Rally, Endurance or Motorcycle racing,
- 10 "junior" drivers selected by the French Federation of Automobile Sports and the organizers from the world's best and the top French drivers in the international categories KF1, KF2 and KF3.
All the drivers, both Junior and Star, will be using the same type of karts, which will be assigned by a random drawing. Each driver will have a personal Sodikart mechanic for the entire weekend.
For the occasion, SODI has developed a new electric racing kart, the SODI STX, designed based on a revolutionary concept: A high-power electric propulsion system was installed on a latest generation racing chassis, the Sodi ST 32.Find out more about the kart by clicking here
The machines used for the ERDF Masters Kart are supplied by Sodikart, the leading global karting manufacturer, based on a revolutionary concept. They installed a high-power electric propulsion system on a latest generation racing chassis, the Sodi ST 32. Sodi chassis have already proven their worth worldwide at the highest level of competition, thanks to the proprietary TTT Tekneex Tube Technology.
The Sodi STX electric motor was developed based on extensive engineering studies carried out by Sodikart's Research and Development team in order to achieve the best combination of performance, reliability, battery life and weight. The motor is a 65 V motor with an internal rotor, producing an output of 20kW, equivalent to a standard racing kart.
Divided into two packs mounted on either side of the kart, the batteries use NCM (Nickel Cobalt Manganese) technology known for its high discharge capacity. In the racing configuration, the batteries last for 15 min, which is ample for the races at Bercy, with a recharge time of 30 min.
Top speed exceeds 100 km/h for a weight of 123 kg, only slightly more than a racing kart. The first track tests by professional drivers are conclusive, demonstrating that the first massed-produced electric racing kart is a technological achievement that paves the way for a new era in motor sports.