The 9 Best Electric Go Karts For Kids
This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Children love mimicking what their parents do, and driving is one of the things they see you do often. These electric go karts for kids can give them a positive experience behind the wheel, and offer a variety of speeds and sizes suitable for most ages. Just be aware that there are some significant safety hazards here, even with the safest models used in the most controlled environments. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
November 27, 2020:
First things first, please be aware that these vehicles do pose certain safety risks and should always be driven with a helmet and adult supervision. Always check to see the power and top speed of these toys and consult the manufacturer's guide for recommended ages.
Since we last updated this category, the Best Choice Products 12V has become unavailable. As this was a fun model for very young children aged 36 months and older, we added the Radio Flyer Ultimate in its place; a option that features three speeds of 2.5, 5, and 8 miles per hour that can be unlocked by parents when they feel their child is ready.
The high-powered Tao Tao EK80 has also suffered from availability issues, so we replaced it with the Razor Crazy Cart XL, a model that shared a similar top speed but had the added fun of a drift bar for controlling skids around corners. This item is the most powerful on this list and not recommended for teenagers under 16 years. The Razor manufacturer does make a lower-powered, more child-friendly version of the Crazy Cart, though it is temporarily only available through third-party sellers.
For those who already own their own hoverboard, there is the option of buying a seat to convert it into a go-kart. We felt one of these options should be on this list to familiarize users with this solution so we added the HoovyKart Conversion Kit as an example.
Finally, we added the Segway Bundle. This item gives you both a Ninebot S Segway and the kit required to convert it into a comfortable four-wheeled go-kart with adjustable speeds and added safety features, although all things considered, the price tag is probably still a little too high for most people. If you happen to already own a Ninebot S Segway, the go-kart kit is also sold separately.
January 01, 2019:
A pair of Razor options made the list, which makes sense given their company history, though that spark bar is sure to give a few parents some indigestion. Power Wheels just barely made the cut, especially given how slowly its entry moves, but its safety features and seating for two children earned it a ranking.