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Old Yesterday, 03:27 PM   #1
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“Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP) for Small Craft is an educational and competitive program to foster the development of electric boats in the United States. College teams are granted up to $7,000…”

My friend’s kid is involved in this.
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Hodaka Ace 90. I've been riding these things too long. What can I say? How about that Combat Wombat?

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Sooooo....BRP bought Alta's tech/ leftovers. I suspect they're looking to use it for their Seadoo products and other power sports. I suspect watercraft first as they've got such an extensive lineup and would be arable to adapt technology pretty quickly.
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Sooooo....BRP bought Alta's tech/ leftovers. I suspect they're looking to use it for their Seadoo products and other power sports. I suspect watercraft first as they've got such an extensive lineup and would be arable to adapt technology pretty quickly.
My thoughts exactly. Plus you can be charging batteries on the houseboat while you rail your PWC for an hour...
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My thoughts exactly. Plus you can be charging batteries on the houseboat while you rail your PWC for an hour...
Totally! The battery/ PWC tech has good military use as well.
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"Electric boats" just sounds wrong......Hey hair dryer, bathtub is on line 1.
Sail boats are the original green solution.
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What will happen when sea water gets into the battery compartment?
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What will happen when sea water gets into the battery compartment?
Like now, or later? Batteries are in them boats now!
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Like now, or later? Batteries are in them boats now!
I got a picture in my mind of the end result of a Tesla going into the Bay...
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Electric outboards already exist for small boats. Like everything EV, the battery tech isn’t there for a lot of applications. My boat has a 70gal tank for 150-200mi with 150HP. The battery to do that prob weighs far more than the boat lol.
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