24 Oct '13, 12pm

Video: New Electric builds beautiful battery-powered boats

Motors and batteries are a horrible power plant for motorboats, especially planing hulls. A motorboat uses a lot of energy, so it's fuel MPG, and therefore it's range on a tank of gas (or battery charge) is very low. The more weight it carries (like with heavy batteries) the less efficient it is. Weight effects efficiency much more dramatically in boats than it does in cars. That's much less of an issue than it is with cars because motorboats aren't used everyday. An electric drivetrain in a car that is used everyday will make a much bigger impact in saving fuel over its life than a seldomly used motorboat. Also, think about range anxiety when it leaves you stranded in the currents or a storm. I will say that going with old classic designs was a good call, not just for marketing. Long waterline lengths make them much more efficient in sub-planning speeds compared to modern...

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