Jaguar’s V20E boat powered by battery just broke a maritime speed record. Peter Dredge, the co founder of Jaguar Vector, piloted the boat at rates of 88.62 mph across eight miles of the Coniston Water lake in Cumbria, England. His rates broke the former record of 76.8 miles set eight years ago. A small and speedy boat was developed with racing specialists Over at Vector, in addition to Williams Advanced Engineering, where it borrowed the electric drivetrain’s components. The particulars of the battery, motor, and control are uncertain, but the staff used comparable hardware and technology that Jaguar utilizes In Formula E, the all electrical road racing series.
This could be Jaguar’s most exciting thing about their motorboat game, but it is hardly their initial foray into electrical transportation. The organization’s been slowly distancing themselves from traditional combustion engines, even announcing they’ll completely stop producing a combustion engine based vehicles by 2020. The company is in the midst of launching its first all electric vehicle, the Jaguar I Pace. And this fall, a complete I Paces field will compete against each other at a racing series which will take place before the Formula E events. Perhaps an electric boat racing string is at Jaguar’s future, too.