Gallery: INFINYTE: i4 and i8 Solar-Electric Hybrid Boats Offer Joystick...


Canadian company Infinyte has created two solar-electric hybrid boats that offer consumers zero emissions water fun. The i4 and soon-to-be-released i8 model can run up to 8 miles per hour and 20 miles per hour respectively. The i4 turns on a dime and will power up in your garage using a standard electrical outlet.

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The i4 model is 14 feet long, weighs 710 pounds, and is powered by twin 24V batteries. Perhaps the best thing about the i4 besides its green credentials is that it is controlled by a joystick. Now you can ride your own battery-powered toy boat across the lake. All this green water fun can be had in the i4 for a price of $12,999. The i8 will be 25 feet long and have a roof packed with solar panels. The i8’s electric batteries will be backed up by a biodiesel generator.

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Via Alternative Energy News


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  1. billiebob December 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    re…Please do not buy into a tricky advertising campaign/greenwashing.

    I love the pessimism out there which assumes all electricity must come from coal… ever here of BC Hydro? Or mini hydro power?

    Kudos to building a \”green\” boat. HOW we choose to recharge the batteries will determine just how \”green\” we are. Everyone else can just be green with envy.

  2. mbogeajis May 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I’m thrilled, although disappointed, I did not spear head this idea. This tecnollogy is huge for all ships. Removing the exhaust tha is put into the water will be a requirment before long. Don’t stop your R&D to that end.
    Mike Bogeajis

  3. AllForTheGreen April 29, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Fully electric water vehicles =’s removing chemical pollutants from the waters. Simple as that. Boats do some SERIOUS pollution.

  4. theotheremily April 27, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Because electricity generation is not emissions-free and you have to plug it in, there are still emissions associated with operating the boat.

    Please do not buy into a tricky advertising campaign/greenwashing.

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