MightE selected as Official Powertrain Supplier for Motorsport UK Electric Bambino
Motorsport UK is delighted to confirm MightE has been selected as the official electric powertrain supplier following a successful tender process for the Motorsport UK Bambino Owner Driver Karting category, which will debut in 2024.
Motorsport UK is committed to environmental sustainability and adopting new technologies to support the sport. Earlier this year it launched the tender process for an Electric Bambino powertrain to sit within the Motorsport UK Bambino Kart Category. The Motorsport UK Electric Bambino class will see karters use an electrified powertrain that will be similar in performance to the current petrol-engined Comer C50s.
The collaboration will bring MightE’s state-of-the-art electric powertrain solutions into the heart of Bambino karting. Established in 2018, MightE’s mission is to combine balanced and consistent performance with sustainability, and it has steadily paved its way in the electric vehicle equipment industry, specializing in powertrain systems.
MightE has been selected for a period of two years and the powertrain will be eligible for use within Motorsport UK Bambino events from 2024.
Motorsport UK launched its dedicated Sustainability Strategy in 2020. Guided by the organisation’s dedicated Sustainability Committee, new technologies are constantly explored with an aim to support the transition to net zero within motorsport. The selection of MightE as the official powertrain supplier for Motorsport UK Owner Driver Bambino marks an exciting and positive step for karting.
The petrol engine will remain eligible for use at Bambino events nationwide during a transitional period from the 2024 season onwards – ensuring that the category, which caters for six-to-eight year-olds, retains its famed wheel-to-wheel character.
Multiple top-level junior drivers have kickstarted their careers in Bambino, including Zak Drummond, Freddie Slater, Nathan Tye and Arvid Lindblad.
Hugh Chambers, CEO of Motorsport UK, commented: “The Motorsport UK Bambino Kart Category is a very exciting development for the karting world. We have an opportunity to demonstrate innovation while also show the emerging generation of racers that sustainable technology has a place in highly-competitive motorsport. MightE share our vision and we are delighted to be starting this journey with them.”