General Motors acquired a 25% stake in electric-boat startup Pure Watercraft. Per the deal, worth $150 million, General Motors will be Seattle-based Pure Watercraft’s components supplier. It will also co-develop new products and provide engineering, design and manufacturing expertise to aid the company in establishing new factories.
Aptera (see vid below) represents: “Simplicity’s by Design”. It also uses the Elaphe Hub Motors.
Finally, I still have “visions” of the Elaphe (&/or *related other) hub motors on a boat & adapted as the propeller &/or mounted in a tube for a jetski; also use the tech for air boats / fan boats, plane propellers, VTOL ie. helicopters/quadcopter, drones (& related etc.), ATV’s, even on snowmobiles to drive the track.
*The Newest Tech (Axial Flux Motors) of this tech looks amazing :
Good to see. Pleasure boats are stupidly dirty and this is a good step.
At 50 hp equivalent it wont be towing a wakeboarder / skier. The packs seem adequately energy dense but they will need a larger motor to take on the typical speedboat market. 4 packs (500lb) would probably be needed for a speedboat.