Canada-based Voltari announced in January that its VOLTARI 260 traveled 91 miles from Florida to the Bahamas on a single charge. The trip was the longest overseas journey completed by an all-electric performance boat. If you don’t know anything about the VOLTARI 260, here are the technical specifications:
Length: 26 feet
Weight: 7000 lb
Motor size: 740 hp
Battery capacity: 142 kWh
Battery chemistry: Lithium-ion
Top speed: 60 mph
Electric boats are an important part of the EV revolution because gas and diesel-powered vessels pollute lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and marine habitats with their toxic exhaust and fuel and oil leaks. Additionally, because they use fossil fuels, their emissions contribute to climate change. Electric boats have some distinct environmental advantages over ones that use fossil fuels.
To complete the 91-mile Florida to Bahamas journey, the VOLTARI 260 was driven at 5 miles per hour for less than 20 hours. VOLTARI’s CEO, Cam Heaps, provided more details about the vessel for CleanTechnica.
What is the boat’s intended use?
The Voltari 260 is a performance EV boat that can be used for conventional and recreational purposes.
What is the hull made of?
The hull is made of 100% ultra-light carbon-fiber.
What is the range at 10-15 miles per hour?
How long is the warranty and what does it cover?
A full warranty will be available on the website in a few days. Short version, 10 years limited on hull and batteries.
What is the battery pack’s expected life span in years?
Does it come with a charger? Or if not, how much is it? What is the charging speed?
We offer multiple charging options to fit your needs, ranging from $4,000 to $16,000.
Charging speed on a supercharger 160kW 45 minutes, on a 100a Shore power 8 hours and on 50a shorepower 13.5 hours. These numbers are all from 0-100%.
What technology will it have for navigation and measuring water depth? Communications?
The Voltari 260’s touchscreen UI is integrated with Garmin ActiveCaptain® along with our custom control system. Twin 17” Garmin touchscreens, Garmin Depthfinder.
Does the boat come with a trailer?
There is an option to add on a trailer for $16,500.
Does it have a mini-fridge, sink or an onboard toilet?
Yes, it comes equipped with an onboard head (toilet vernacular in marine industry).
Does it come with solar panels, or can it be outfitted with them?
With a 142 kWh of battery packs, a solar panel would not make a material difference.
Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Autonomous Drones for Better Farming
I don't like paywalls. You don't like paywalls. Who likes paywalls? Here at CleanTechnica, we implemented a limited paywall for a while, but it always felt wrong — and it was always tough to decide what we should put behind there. In theory, your most exclusive and best content goes behind a paywall. But then fewer people read it! We just don't like paywalls, and so we've decided to ditch ours. Unfortunately, the media business is still a tough, cut-throat business with tiny margins. It's a never-ending Olympic challenge to stay above water or even perhaps — gasp — grow. So ...