Mercedes-Benz introduces the fastest electric speedboat in the world
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German company Mercedes-Benz jointly with company Cigarette Racing created the most powerful all-electric powerboat ever made.
The boat called Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept was introduced at the International boat show.
The boat’s technical characteristics were inspired by SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive - the most powerful all-electric vehicle on sale in America. The 38-foot long powerboat is powered by 12 (yes, 12) of the compact electric motors found in the electric SLS, bringing total output up to a colossal 1,656kW of power (about 2,250hp) and a mind-boggling 3,000Nm of torque.
Battery power shouldn't be too much of a problem either, as the powerboat sports four high-tech batteries that boast a total capacity of 240kWh - and an electric output of 2,400kW. Mercedes-AMG claims that these batteries can be fully charged in less than seven hours, though this can be reduced to just three hours with four on-board chargers that are available as optional extras.
Top speed is claimed to be 160km/h, making the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept not only the most powerful electric boat in the world, but also the fastest.