DEKRA and DEKM
Into future with high tension
Electrically charged into the 2018 racing season: This year marks the debut of the German Electric Karting Championship (DEKM). The new series is all about trend-setting technology. DEKRA supports the innovative championship as its Official Technical Partner.
It is a classic win-win situation for DEKM from the outset as the new series profits from DEKRA's expert know-how, built through decades in top-level motor racing categories like DTM or ADAC GT Masters. For DEKRA the partnership is the perfect occasion to brighten its expertise in electric mobility. As DEKM's Technical Partner it is DEKRA's task to conduct the tests for the high-voltage systems and their certification, the latter taking place at DEKRA Certification in Arnheim.
The first year of the new karting series will see one-spec Rotax Thunder e-karts in action. The machines boast a phenomenal acceleration: it only takes them 3.5 seconds from zero to one hundred kph. Therefore, these e-karts are the perfect package for the 18 young talents registered for the series in which they want to showcase their skills.
The 2018 DEKM will be staged on four race tracks in Germany and Belgium, partnering the German Karting Championship (DKM) on all occasions. Interestingly, the DKM proved to be the ideal stepping stone for DEKRA partner Nico Hülkenberg as he went on to successfully make his way up the single seater ladder after clinching the DKM title in the 2003 season. DEKRA and DEKM – with high tension into future!