Eco-tech Transport

Smokin’! Cigarette+AMG’s Electro-Boat

By Nick Miles

For the first time ever, the battery technology that allows electric cars to run at high speeds has been adapted to a new kind of vehicle–the motorboat.

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The partnership between two mega-brands, Germany’s AMG, which powers Mercedes vehicles, and Florida’s racing brand, Cigarette, has resulted in the production of the fastest electric motorboat in the world.

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Boasting 2220 horsepower and a top speed that goes above 100mph, the Cigarette/AMG boat is fuelled by four high-tech lithium-ion batteries, each of which has a total of 48 module and 3,456 cells. Individual motors deliver 138kW each, and each drive has its own transmission at the rear.

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This unique neon green boat is produced in the same shade as the Electric Mercedes SLS, in keeping with the colours, and eco-connotations, of the SLS’s image. It seems the future of motor boating is indeed bright–bright green, that is!



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