Go-karts are a popular rental activity that is gaining more and more popularity each year. Whether you’re a pro driver or a first-timer, racing around a safe and well-equipped track is an exhilarating experience that’s full of adrenaline. And there’s nothing like the thrill of competing against friends or family and trying to outmaneuver each other on the course.
By adding other attractions to your go-kart track and rental business, you can create a fun and entertaining atmosphere that appeals to a wide range of ages from 6 to 60, with customers enjoying their time for 1-2 hours at your location. Electric karting technology also allows you to adjust the power of your karts according to age and experience, which enhances safety.
Different Types of Electric Karts
Generally, electric karts fall into two main categories: those with a fixed battery and those with a quick swap battery system. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Indoor facilities that use fixed battery karts typically need to purchase twice as many karts, as one set is charged while the other is on the track. These karts consume more electricity, are heavier, and require a larger initial investment, but they can run for longer on a single charge and recharge faster.
On the other hand, quick-swap battery karts have a lower initial investment as they do not require as many karts. Battery replacement ensures that one kart can run all the time, with a new battery being replaced every few sessions. This system saves on rental business start-up investment costs, is more economical, and provides a more dynamic driving experience.
Choosing the Right Type of Kart
If you have a large rental facility with over 40 karts and a high volume of customers, and start-up investment costs are not a deciding factor, then fixed battery karts are more cost-effective. On the other hand, if you have a smaller rental facility with less than 20 karts and limited space, then it’s more efficient to choose quick swap battery karts, such as Birel ART or Blue Shock Race.
It’s important to understand your business model and related processes to make the best decision about which technology to use in your karting rental business. Choosing the wrong option can result in additional costs or additional staff workload. If necessary, consult with various karting manufacturers or track operators who have experience in this field to understand the pros and cons of each option.