Swedish manufacturer Candela introduced the P-12. A 100% electric hydrofoil boat with high efficiency, which, together with the absence of emissions, make it an excellent alternative for water transport.
The vehicle can navigate at 30 knots (55 km / h) and has a range of more than 2 hours at 20 knots (37 km / h). The boat also has fast charging, capable of recharging the battery in just one hour.
The P-12 could operate repeatedly for more than two hours, a fleet that could operate nonstop
Designed to replace traditional diesel rafts, the Candela P-12 uses a battery-electric propulsion system with a carbon fiber hull and hydrofoils, with the aim of being a lightweight yet robust vehicle. The 8.5 meter water taxi and can accommodate up to 12 passengers in the crew.
The P-12 also uses the same hydrofoil system that is already used in the Candela C-7 for leisure purposes.
Its technology allows you to reduce energy consumption, noise and offer a more comfortable experience to the occupants. By having less surface area in contact with the water, the vehicle produces a faster, safer and more discreet trip in restricted areas, where a boat can damage wildlife.
The P12 consumes 80% less energy than a similar model powered by diesel.
The Candela P-12 offers less energy use, less noise and a smoother movement on water.
This vehicle is equipped with a highly efficient powertrain that combines a carbon fiber hull, an electric powertrain and hydrofoils. The latter keep the hull elevated, which translates into greater speed and less friction with the water.
This mass-produced electric hydrofoil taxi “will be available for delivery by the end of 2022.