Electric Boat Targets 100 MPH Record

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Electric Boat Targets 100 MPH Record

Vision Marine Technologies has teamed up with Hellkats Powerboats to showcase the capabilities of its proprietary technology by rigging a Hellkats 32′ Super-Sport Widebody Catamaran with a twin application of its groundbreaking E-Motion powertrain system. The limited-edition “Fulgura I” will hit the water in November 2021.

My team and I are extremely excited to partner with Hellkats. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase the capability, reliability, and power of our E-Motion powertrain“, Alexandre Mongeon, co-founder, and CEO of Vision Marine, stated in the company’s press release.

With top speed expected to surpass 100 mph (160 km/h), Vision Marine intends to break the world record for the fastest all-electric powerboat and to get closer to competing with the traditional ICE boating industry.

Vision Marine has long been focused on disrupting the traditional boating industry with electric power in the pursuit of cleaner waterways, in turn directly contributing to zero pollution, zero-emission, and a noiseless environment. Its flagship E-Motion powertrain is “the first fully electric purpose-built outboard powertrain system that combines an advanced battery pack, inverter, and high-efficiency motor with proprietary union assembly between the transmission and the electric motor design utilizing extensive control software.”

After the world record event in November, the “Fulgura I” will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to select charities tied to furthering the awareness and clean up of waterways globally.

Last year, Norwegian company Evoy announced its “Evoy Pro” as the most powerful 100% electric outboard motor.