ELEC­TRIC PER­FOR­MANCE

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THE CANA­DIAN ELEC­TRIC BOAT Com­pany has been man­u­fac­tur­ing elec­tri­cally-pow­ered recre­ational ves­sels since 1995, but it’s lat­est re­lease is some­thing of a show-stop­per.

The 6.7m Bruce 22’s 400-volt elec­tric mo­tor pushes it to speeds of 41 mph, with enough torque for wa­ter­sports such as wa­ter-ski­ing and wake-board­ing. The ves­sel is equipped with a lithium-ion Pana­sonic bat­tery pack, the same as those used in the Tesla mo­tor car.

This bat­tery is recharged at a con­ven­tional power source. Bruce 22s are noise­less and emit zero pol­lu­tants, so are thus less in­tru­sive on other peo­ple who are also en­joy­ing the wa­ter.

The ves­sels are cer­ti­fied by the Cana­dian, US and Euro­pean Coast Guards.

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