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Taiga Motors new electric jet ski


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Wow, 2020 is going to be a huge year for Jet Skis!

Taiga Motors has unveiled its second electric vehicle: a new electric jet ski-like watercraft with a 23 kWh battery pack.

We have been following Taiga Motors, a Montreal-based startup, for years now.

In 2015, the company spun out of McGill’s racing team where the three co-founders, Paul Achard, Gabriel Bernatchez, and Sam Bruneau, worked on electric powertrains during their engineering studies at the university.

They have been focused on developing a lineup of electric snowmobiles.

We tried their first prototype last year and they unveiled their production lineup earlier this year.

Now they have leveraged their development of electric snowmobiles to build an electric watercraft:

Taiga Orca.

They wrote about the watercraft:

“Taiga’s electric drive platform translates seamlessly to a jet propulsion system that sends the craft flying silently across the water with precise control. Orca features a full carbon fiber hull construction, clean puristic body lines, and a floating seat made possible by the absence of a combustion engine. At under 600lbs ready to drive and up to 180 horsepower available with instant torque, the craft offers leading power to weight and agility for an unmatched ride experience.”

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