GM invests big on electric-boat startup Pure Watercraft.

Aptera Community Solar EV Industry News GM invests big on electric-boat startup Pure Watercraft.

Aptera Community Solar EV Industry News GM invests big on electric-boat startup Pure Watercraft.

  • GM invests big on electric-boat startup Pure Watercraft.

  • Ronnie

    Member
    November 29, 2021 at 9:02 am

    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.

    https://www.purewatercraft.com/our-tech/

    Up to ten battery packs can be used together to provide the ultimate range and performance for a wide range of boating applications.

    There are ways to connect lithium batteries in parallel (*daisy chain) to double capacity while keeping the voltage the same.

    For example, this means two 12V 120Ah batteries wired in parallel will give you only 12V. But increases capacity to 240Ah.

    *See “Daisy Chain Post”: https://aptera.us/community/discussion/is-the-battery-upgradable/?no_frame=1#post-13817

    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 :

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axial_flux_motor

    “Why not?”… Electrify the world!

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    November 29, 2021 at 10:04 am

    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.

  • Ronnie

    Member
    November 29, 2021 at 10:10 am

    I actually had a discussion with Dario Gomez having spec’d out a black Volt 180. Pricey stuff but “sweet”.

    BTW, Vision Marine Technologies (VMAR) is a Canadian company:

    https://visionmarinetechnologies.com/volt-en/

    Bruce 22 ???? & the Volt 180 are my fav’s:

    https://visionmarinetechnologies.com/electric-boat-models/

    Flagship outboard powertrain marketed (Branded) as “E-Motion”:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a9Ww5F9vIh0

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K4nD3YNZcCo

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