I saw an earlier discussion on the new outboard electric motors. Just saw this new announcement and wondered what people thought of it. Would you use something like this?
Pure Watercraft brings boaters a Tesla-style motor
Obviously, water and electricity don’t mix. But one Seattle company called Pure Watercraft has taken up the engineering challenge of building a Tesla-like EV motor for boats.
The startup began taking pre-orders for its Pure Outboard today with a $500, refundable deposit via its own website.
A former rowing coach, Andy Rebele started Pure Watercraft in 2011 with a mission to replace typical gas-powered motors with a quiet and eco-friendly alternative that had real range and power.
“Making a high-performance electric vehicle that works on the water is hard,” he said, “but that’s why it’s worth doing.”
Every component of the Pure Outboard, including the battery pack, is waterproof, or more technically “IP67,” which means it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes without issue.
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