What is a hover kart?
A hover kart is an attachment for a hoverboard, that transforms it into an electric go kart.
The attachment straps onto the hoverboard and provides a go kart frame with one or two more wheels, a seat and handles that control the kart’s speed and movement.
A HoverKart (all one word) is a trademarked name associated with the company HoverPowered. There are several other brands that do a similar product, including HoovyKart, HoverSeat, dBass, Yvolution, MaxFind as well as unbranded models.
To get an idea of how it works, check out this video about the original HoverKart.
About Hover Karts
Hover karts are sold separately to hoverboards. You will need to own or buy a two wheeled hoverboard (approximately $200-$800).
Prices for the hover kart attachments vary between $50 and $150. As they’re fairly new they’re not readily available in mainstream shops. You can easily buy them online though, and Amazon has a wide variety available including several different brands.
Hover karts generally fit all the standard sized hoverboards. They may not fit super small child models of hoverboard. The models we recommend on this site are the standard size boards.
A hover kart attachment fits to your hoverboard quickly and easily using straps. It also detaches quickly anytime you want to go back to using your self balancing scooter on its own.
Two handles connect to the two halves of the board, and let you control your speed and direction. Pushing forward/backward on the handle is like leaning forward/backward when you stand on a hoverboard.
Choosing a hover kart for children
The length of hover karts can be adjusted for different sized people and usually have adjustable seat positions, frame lengths, and handlebar angles.
Some models of hover karts are specifically designed for tall people – if you have an older teen who’s particularly tall you might go for this.
For children, these are two of the models we’d recommend. They both fit all standard sized hoverboards from 6″ to 10″.
How fast is a hover kart?
A hover kart has the maximum speed of the hoverboard you use it with, but is also influenced by the rider’s height, weight and driving style. The top speed of most hoverboards, or electronic self balancing scooters, vary between about 5mph and 15mph. You can usually go faster in a hover kart than when standing on a hoverboard, because it’s easier to balance.