Video: e-Motion Motor’s EMR-1 Prototype Electric PWC Really Works


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Dreams of an electric personal watercraft are nothing new – in fact, machinations of such a machine date back as early as the first Kawasaki standups. Propulsion has almost never been the issue in producing such a vehicle, as it is battery power and sustainable life. With advancements being made in the all-electric automobile industry, it is certain that battery technologies will work their way to the powersports industry (“trickle down economics” at work).

Recently, e-Motion Motor launched a video circulating throughout social media demonstrating a prototype all-electric runabout with aspirations of being the first full-product PWC of its kind. The project was initiated with Simon Falgaronne, a described “enthusiast of mechanics and jet ski,” who had earned his stripes while participating in multiple national and international competitions throughout his youth. Today, Flagaronne continued his education within the ESTIA Institute of Technology developing his talents in electronics, Electro-technics and computing, in addition to mechanics.

The end result was the EMR-1 – a completely-silent running 75-horsepower all-electric runabout with a 4-hour range, producing zero hydrocarbons (ie. exhaust), that costs about $.50 to recharge. e-Motion’s official website states that the finished product is the result of 3 years’ worth of development, and is still a ways away from reaching its completion. Currently, the project is petitioning for investors to make this dream a reality. If you’re so inclined, you can go HERE.

 

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Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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    linkman 16 July, 2016 at 16:17 Reply

    I am HIGHLY skeptical of a 4 hour range with a 75 HP motor. I suspect they either have a very lofty and unattainable goal (at least for the near future) or they are rating it with a very low amp-hour utilization and hence low speeds. At WOT that’s over 223 kWh. The Tesla model S with the 85 kWh battery pack weighs 1,200 lb.

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    simon 21 July, 2016 at 15:35 Reply

    The secret is that 75 hp is the peak power. We dont need it all the time, it’s the big advantage of electric motor. Tesla car have 500km of range ( Average of 5 hour ) but they have 700 hp for the most powerfull.

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