Published on April 18th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Electric “Water Karts” for Canals of Paris, Venice,…

April 18th, 2012 by  

Following up on the solar-powered Elekra electric hobby plane, here’s our next cool electric vehicle to check out — electric “karts” being used in Dubai and Thailand, which are actually aimed for cities with potential canal or other waterway commuters. Fun stuff. Here’s more from our friends over at Gas2:

Electric Water Kart Tears up Paris’ Canals (w/ video) (via Gas 2.0)

Somewhere between a geriatric paddle-boat and a high-intensity Jet Ski lies this, Aquelo‘s new Gliss-speed “water kart”. The Gliss-speed is a fully electric commuter craft with a top speed of about 15 knots (a little over 15 mph) that offers easy operation, nimble handling, and – if Aquelo’…

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