Jaguar Vector Racing’s battery-powered V20E electric powerboat has just set a new maritime speed record, piloted by co-founder Peter Dredge. The watercraft managed to achieve 88.62 miles per hour across 8-miles of the Coniston Water lake in Cumbria, England, breaking the previous record of 76.8 mph set ten years ago. Unlike other electric boats, this one uses Formula E hardware and technology. Continue reading for the video and more information.
“This might be Jaguar’s most exciting news about their speedboat game, but it’s hardly their first foray into electric transportation. The company’s been slowly distancing themselves from traditional combustion engines, even announcing that they’ll fully stop producing combustion engine-based cars by 2020. The company is in the midst of launching its first all-electric car, the Jaguar I-Pace. And this fall, a full field of I-Paces will compete against each other in a racing series that will take place before Formula E events,” according to The Verge.