The Electric Vehicle manufacturer company Polestar, known for its electric cars, has moved one step into manufacturing Watercraft EVs by giving the Polestar batteries to use in Candela C-8, a Hydrofoil Watercraft.
Candela is a Sweden-based electric boat manufacturer company that has developed its latest Hydrofoil Watercraft known as Candela C-8. But it has some issues with its original battery, where the range of this battery is not sufficient to provide a long range.
Normally in any boat, the biggest challenge is to go through the water and waves, which needs more power. And in this Candela C-8 boat also this water drag is the biggest challenge which consumes more power from the battery.
So, Candela decided to make the C-8 boat Hydrofoil, where the wing-type structure is attached to the hull of the boat which lifts the boat by a few feet on top of the water while the boat reaches a certain speed. Recently Electric Jetski The Valo Hyperfoil also used this same technology that can go up to 60 mph speed.
So, from this Hydrofoil technology, the Candela C-8 becomes more efficient to provide more range. But still, the original batteries of the C-8 boat are not as sufficient to provide a long range.
From this battries problem, Candela decided to search for battries that can provide an efficient long-range. Then the same country’s EV manufacturer Polestar decided to help Candela by providing their existing 69 kWh battery which is used in the Polestar 2 Electric SUV.
Soon after the Polestar response Candela decided that this 69 kWh battery will be a good fit for this boat and Candela partnered with Polestar to use their 69 kWh battries in the Candela C-8 Hydrofoil.
But Candela needs to be made some changes in these battries and their software so it will perfectly work and fit inside the C-8 Hydrofoil.
After the installation of the Polestar battery in this Candela C-8 now this electric boat can go up to 65 miles on a single charge and can produce up to 30 horsepower with a top speed of 35 mph.
This C-8 is a mid-size electric boat that is 8.5 meters long and 2.5 meters wide weighs around 3850 lbs and easily fits 8 passengers.