Candela powered by Polestar: An electric future at sea
The electric revolution is creating a tidal wave of change. Together with our new partner Candela, we are riding this wave on our voyage toward a sustainable future, both on land and at sea.
Our latest partner is Candela, the Swedish premium electric boat manufacturer. Together, we’re charting a course towards an electric future at sea. The new model is “pushing the boundaries of what electric boats and ships can do”. And better still, now it will be powered by Polestar.
Announced in August 2022, the partnership marks Polestar’s first time supplying charging componentry to a third party. The Candela C-8 will use the same battery pack and charging technology as the Polestar 2 Standard range Single motor, providing a range of up to 57 nautical miles on one charge. As a result, Candela C-8 will have a range two to three times longer than conventional electric speed boats.
In the words of Candela CEO Gustav Hasselskog: “The Candela C-8 is the first electric vessel that can travel to destinations that were previously only reachable by combustion engine boats”.
Thanks to its computer guided hydrofoils, the Candela C-8’s hull will lift above the water at high speeds. Once flying, the boat is balanced in real time by its flight controller, and computer that accounts for side winds, different loads, and waves. This also enables the Candela C-8 to use 80% less energy than comparable boats at high speeds.
While we cruise the roads, Candela flies above the waves. And together, we’re changing the tides while staying fully electric.
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