Quadrofoil Q2 – The Electric Boat Of The Future (w/video)
Quadrofoil introduced the Q2 electric boat, or rather an electric hydrofoiling personal watercraft (PWC), which seems to fly above the water surface.
It’s made for efficient and environmentally friendly recreational marine transportation purposes.
“Due to hydrofoiling and patented steering technology, riding feels like flying onwater and provides an entirely new and thrilling water experience.
The watercraft operates quietly and doesn’t produce any waves or emissions, which makes it suitable for lakes, rivers, seas as well as marine protected areas, where most motor boats and personal watercrafts are prohibited. It has a top speed up to 40 km/h (21 knots) and a range of up to 100 km (54 nautical miles) and can be fully charged in under 2 hours.”
The first 100 units will be the limited edition Q2S priced at €22,500 (over $28,000) and with a 10 kWh battery pack, enough for up to 100 km (62 miles). Deliveries are expected in March 2015. Top speed with 5.5 kW is 40 km/h (25 mph).
There is also cheaper version – the Q2A, which goes for €15,000 (about $19,000), but it has smaller battery pack of just 4.5 kWh (good for up to 50 km (or 31 miles) and smaller motor just 3.7 kW. Top speed is then just 30 km/h (nearly 19 mph).