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Old 02-22-2022, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Future Electric Boats

The new Candela C-8 model has an improved version of its hydrofoiling technology that cuts energy consumption by 80% compared to conventional boats.

The new C-8 is taking the technology to another level while making the boat with the most comfort and bringing that to mass production.

The cost of driving a Candela C-8 is 95% lower than for regular gas powered boats. No winterizing and 3,000 hours with no maintenance sounds good too.


https://cleantechnica.com/2022/02/21...lectric-boats/
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Old 02-22-2022, 11:49 AM   #2
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Old 02-22-2022, 06:55 PM   #3
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Looks awesome! If this repeats the electric car pricing story, they'll be plenty on the lake in just a few years
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Old 02-23-2022, 05:21 PM   #4
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Very cool boat! This platform will end up succeeding from multiple manufacturers in the near future I think. There will be a market for quiet, non-emitting boats that are still quite capable, not to mention the cool factor. "Hold on 1 second, I'm retracting my foils."

I do think they still need to improve range. 57 mile range is fine for a boat on Winni, but they can't tap into a cruising market until they get range up over 100 miles. It's not like there will be charging stations you can stop at, though maybe a 110v charger on board will allow for extending range when you dock somewhere with an outlet handy.
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Old 03-06-2022, 07:09 PM   #5
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The new Candela C-8 model has an improved version of its hydrofoiling technology that cuts energy consumption by 80% compared to conventional boats.

The new C-8 is taking the technology to another level while making the boat with the most comfort and bringing that to mass production.

The cost of driving a Candela C-8 is 95% lower than for regular gas powered boats. No winterizing and 3,000 hours with no maintenance sounds good too.


https://cleantechnica.com/2022/02/21...lectric-boats/

It’ll take time to get this right.
It’s hilariously audacious of them to cite low costs…twice, completely ignoring that it costs 3x more than a boat with ICE. It is in no way cheaper.

When we can get 150 mile range, 50 knots and within 20-30% the cost of alternatives, we’ll have something.

Cars are a lot further along, but that’s always the case.
Cars lost carbs en masse in what? 87? 88?
It was the early to mid 2000s before most boats had fuel injection.

The stats will improve and in my lifetime I’ll probably have an electric boat.
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