A potential game changer
This week, Swedish hydrofoil electric boat company, Candela, signed a multi-year agreement with the premium electric car company, Polestar. This is the first ever battery deal between an electric car company and an electric boat maker.
Candela’s latest high performance electric boat, Candela C-8, as well as the recently announced Candela P-8 Voyager, will receive the new Polestar batteries and charging systems.
This could be a game changer for the early adopters of electric leisure boats.
The deal gives Candela access to Polestar’s state-of-the-art automotive batteries designed for electric cars. Most electric boat builders rely on specialty boutique manufacturers of marine batteries, but Candela will now be able to leverage Polestar’s expertise to reduce costs and increase production.
Electric boats more mainstream
Candela began production of its C-8 electric boats earlier this year. Now the newly announced Polestar deal is expected to drastically speed up that production as well as help the company lower prices in the future.
That production ramp up could help make electric boats more mainstream.
As Candela’s CEO and founder Gustav Hasselskog explained:
To make electric boats mainstream, we need to build thousands of boats every year. Working together with Polestar, we’re able to bring the scale of production and world class engineering from the automotive industry to the marine sector.
Study trip to Stockholm
The Electric Boating Business Network will arrange a study-trip to Stockholm in order to check out the production facilities and have a chat with the entrepreneurs behind one of the most interesting recent developments within electric mobility.
(Sources: Polestar news release, Electrek.co)
(Front photo/thumbnail: Candela C-8 electric hydrofoil boat)