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.