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All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

Stephen Edelstein Mar 26, 2017 Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains to another type of watercraft. Free Form Factory is partnering with Zero Motorcycles to use the motorcycle company's electric-powertrain components in a "stand-up personal watercraft"—commonly known as a jet ski. DON'T MISS: Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River (Jan 2016) Called the Gratis X1, it should at least be less disruptive to the tranquility of waterways than traditional internal-combustion jet skis. As with electric cars, Free Form Factory also notes instantly-available torque as an advantage of its electric watercraft. The hull and deck are made from a new polymer developed by Free Form Factory called "Hulklite." Free Form Factory Grati...

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