When PWCs first came out, riders loved them, but residents where riders used them hated them, for their noise. Manufacturers gradually made them quieter, but all this time, they have still relied on fossil fuels. Taiga Motors has an all-electric PWC, the Orca, that bucks this trend.
Located in Canada, Taiga Motors developed the world’s first electric snowmobiles. It reasoned that there surely could be more applications for the technology. Thus, it created the Orca. Measuring 9’5” (2.9 meters), the watertoy relies on a lithium-ion battery. It delivers the equivalent of 180 hp, for a 65-mph (104-kph) top end.
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