At ONS 2022, EVOY plans to set a new world speed record for an electrically powered motor boat. To add impetus to their effort, they have asked Elon Musk to attend the attempt of their “Tesla boat”.
ONS 2022 takes place from 29 August to 1 September in Stavanger, Norway, and focuses on the energy industry. EVOY will exhibit what it calls the world’s fastest electrical boat motor there. The motor is developed in Florø and is sold all over the globe.
60+ knots to set world record
The EVOY motor can deliver up to 800 horsepower with a possible speed of over 60 knots, or over 100 kilometres per hour. That is also the target for the world record trial in Stavanger. The previous record is 51 knots. In addition, the motor is practically silent.
To set a new world record, they need to go at full speed for 1000 metres times two, where the speed is over 60 knots.
The EVOY motor is fully electric, has zero emissions, little noise, and a strong power output. The range depends on speed, boat, weight, and sea conditions. Generally speaking, you can expect 30 nautical miles on full plane speed. At a 5-knot speed, the battery lasts about twelve hours.
Inviting Elon Musk to join
EVOY is now challenging Tesla’s Elon Musk to join the world record trial, in a short film they are sharing on Twitter (see below).
‘Our goal is to get Musk’s attention and we hope it will trigger him to join us in the world record trial with our EVOY electrical boat motor when he visits Stavanger,’ says EVOY CEO Leif A. Stavøstrand. ‘Batteries on shore is his thing, batteries at sea are our thing.’
Infrastructure for commercial charging in the works
Charging happens in dock. Ninety per cent of boating is local and the battery is fully capable of day trips. Only ten per cent do longer trips along the coast and will need charging away from home, where more infrastructure is needed. EVOY are working with partners in Norway and internationally to secure that.
EVOY’s market is both leisure and professional, and the electric motor fits all types of boats. It can be digitally monitored to inform on capacity, powers and charging needs.
Picture by EVOY.