• Energy 23cs electric boat makes sailing a green affair

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    And if you thought nothing gets better than basking in the sun while out in the deep blue sea on your boat, think again! The recent Boot Dusseldorf show proved that there are better ways to hit the azure than fossil-fuel powered boats, with the unveiling of the astoundingly beautiful 23-foot (6.9 m) long Energy 23cs from Slovenia’s Alfastreet Marine. An electric boat to be precise, the Energy 23cs is unlike any other sea-faring vessel we’ve seen before and come with 48-volt electric motors from Aquamot hooked onto a standard 12-kWh AGM battery pack.

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    Now these electric motors won’t let you zip around on water, stunning every one watching you, but does promise a clean, quiet and emission-free ride. The 23cs can travel up to 60 nautical miles (100 km) per charge at speeds of 3 to 4 knots (5 to 7.5 km/h) when fitted with the optional 24-kWh battery pack. Prices of the boat’s cheapest version start at $73,000.

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    [Via – Gizmag]

    Topics: Transport Tags: on February 21, 2014
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