A Southern California company plans to ship a fully electric, carbon fibre personal watercraft by next summer.
The 3D-printed Elaqua jetski will have a top speed of 70mph. A Southern California company plans to ship a fully electric, carbon fibre personal watercraft next summer that it says can save up to 7,500 pounds of carbon emissions annually.
Eloqua Marine, with engineering and manufacturing facilities in Irvine, California, claims its 3D-printed craft will provide 180 hp for a top speed of 70 mph and a range of 60 miles.
The jetski will feature what the company calls a “full-suite software package” hosting a remote app and GPS tracking, built-in 5G LTE and WiFi, built-in Bose Bluetooth speakers, and ‘Apple Find My’ enabled.
Elaqua is also offering a drone add-on for capturing video while underway, all controlled from a 7-inch touch screen display. The company has been running a prototype locally and quotes one product tester as saying: “The electric jetski offers instant torque and is a ton of fun to ride on the water. I also loved how quiet it was, and I was able to hear the Bluetooth speakers really well.”
With an RRP of US$12,250, the new model would be priced comparably to similar-sized gas model PWCs.