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Old 18 December 2015, 13:57   #11
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Old 18 December 2015, 17:20   #12
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Publicity and marketing. Ben probably hasn't had to pay a penny. Like having a Land Rover with a Briggs Stratton 3hp lawnmower engine.
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Do you guys have the Tesla S in UK? Now there is electric car porn
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Old 19 December 2015, 07:52   #14
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Many hybrid and Electric cars can not tow boats (strong limitation to trailer GVW)
But can you imagine electric car towing RIB powered by electric outboard ?


Even now you can buy 80 HP torquido outboards ...
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Old 20 December 2015, 02:58   #15
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Is that a picnic box under the "A" frame..........wow!
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It's probably the battery box........

ETA In fact I've just entered '14.2kwh battery' into Google & it comes up with this as one of the first hits. Each battery weighs 158kg & the video says it needs at least 2, so even though it was meant to be humorous I might be nearer the mark than I thought!: Lithium-Ion Batteries
Quick Google of Torqeedo brings up a view of battery installation & they're huge: Deep Blue - Torqeedo
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158kg X 2....That would be 300litres of petrol..... 80hp on that size of boat. 500mls?

I wonder what it's range is.
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I got to have a closer inspection of the landy on Friday and discovered it has a fuel tank for diesel, but only to power the heater. Apparently, LR have only made 6 of these vehicles.
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158kg X 2....That would be 300litres of petrol..... 80hp on that size of boat. 500mls?

I wonder what it's range is.
More like 420 liters - until you factor in the tank v housing weights as well.

An obvious use for this type of setup is SAR/Security on waters where internal combustion motors are banned. Or maybe Green-peas will spring for a fleet of them?
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