Silicon Valley-based Actev Motors has taken the wraps off the Arrow Smart-Kart for kids ages 5 to 9.
CEO and co-founder of Nest, Tony Fadell is also the co-founder of Actev Motors, a startup from Silicon Valley that recently came out with its very first product. Dubbed “Arrow Smart-Kart,” it’s an all-electric and highly customizable go-kart suitable for kids ages 5 to 9. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS as well as geo-fence capabilities, so parents will be able to set up safe driving areas via a smartphone app.
To further improve safety, the Arrow Smart-Kart comes with proximity sensors to detect obstacles and in case of an imminent crash, the automatic collision avoidance system will kick in. The electric go-kart has a maximum speed of 19.3 kph (12 mph), but parents can pre-set a lower electronically-limited velocity.
Tipping the scales at 73 pounds (33 kilograms), the Arrow Smart-Kart has a steel chassis and is motivated by two 250-watt electric motors delivering power to the pneumatic rubber tires. A variety of body kits are available, along with a double lithium-ion battery pack and even a drift kit which contains two drift rings attachable over the rear tires to reduce friction.
Pricing kicks off at $999.95 for the base version, on top of which you can add optional goodies such as the aforementioned $49.95 drift kit, $149.95 double battery, $49.95 rapid charger, and a Formula 1-like body kit for an extra $149.95.
Deliveries will kick off this summer only in United States and Canada where shipping is free. For international shipping you'll have to contact Actev Motors.