RIC TECH GmbH, based in Gunskirchen, Austria, is a joint venture between BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG, a subsidiary of BRP Inc. and leader in the production and development of engines for recreational vehicles and SMRE S.p.A., a leading company specialized in the development of highly technological solutions within the field of electrical mobility.

TheRotax THUNDeR powerpack, which will be sold via the newly founded RIC TECH GmbH, is BRP-Rotax’s first step into this new technology. It is designed for use on common kart racing tracks and requires low maintenance as well as easy handling.

With its powerful e-Drive, the Rotax THUNDeR is a premium quality kart powertrain combined with the latest high-performance lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 2.5 kWh. With a top performance of 20 kW and 46 Nm, this innovative racing electric karting powerpack does not need to fear a comparison with karts with combustion engines. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 130 km/h.