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http://www.impactlab.net/2019/02/24/seabubbles-brings-its-electric-self-stablizing-hydrofoiling-bubble-taxis-to-miami/
Seabubbles brings its electric, self-stablizing, hydrofoiling Bubble Taxis
to Miami
February 24th, 2019  

[images  
http://www.impactlab.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/60201A8C-47AC-4534-9BD9-CCFEC70A3F36.jpeg
Top speed of the production boat while hydrofoiling will be around 20 knots,
or 23 mph

http://www.impactlab.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/3C463691-3456-4873-A7CE-7271822FAF25.jpeg
The Seabubbles team demonstrates how up to six people can fit into the
Bubble Taxi

http://www.impactlab.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/51C07C81-3366-4920-A434-10768BCCDA75.jpeg
Riding high: this electric hydrofoiling bubble sits some 18 inches over the
water


video  dated
https://youtu.be/gM-nhRR2g5E
SeaBubbles flying in Saint-Tropez
Aug 31, 2018 - Uploaded by SeaBubbles  0:58
]

Raising boats out of the water on hydrofoils makes them much more
comfortable and efficient – and this French design uses electric propulsion
and an automatic self-stabilizing system to give you clean, quiet and sexy
water transport.

The Seabubbles team demonstrates how up to six people can fit into the
Bubble Taxi

The Bubble Taxi offers clean, quiet and comfortable commuting over the water

The Seabubbles system uses fly-by-wire controls to self-stabilize the
watercraft as it flies

Making its US debut in Miami this week, the Seabubbles Bubble Taxi is a
five-seat design about the size of a family car, with a sleek shape
reminiscent of a flying car from The Fifth Element.

The Bubble Taxi prototype runs two props on a 20-kilowatt (27 hp) electric
drive system, and once it hits around 13 kmh (8 mph), its hydrofoils develop
enough lift to make it rise up out of the water, allowing a top speed of 28
kmh (17 mph) as it cruises along about 40 cm (16 inches) above the water.

Getting the main hull out of the drink cuts drag by around 40 percent,
helping squeeze extra range out of its 21.5-kilowatt-hour battery, which is
good for up to two hours of use or 40 km (25 miles) between five-hour
charges. Flying on hydrofoils also takes the craft up above a lot of surface
choppiness, making for a smooth and comfortable ride.

Again, the numbers above are only for the prototypes – Seabubbles says its
production machines will be faster, with bigger batteries, longer range and
35-minute fast charge times.

If it looks a bit unstable riding on its single, central front hydrofoil and
two rear ones, fear not: the Bubble Taxi uses gyroscopic and altitude
sensors to measure pitch and roll angles constantly, and the steering system
is completely fly-by-wire, allowing the boat to auto-correct for tilt and
stabilize itself as you drive.

Price is around US$200,000 according to TechCrunch – a figure that’ll look
more attractive due to fuel and maintenance savings if you plan to put a lot
of nautical miles on it. But its eye-catching, futuristic look as it glides
silently across the water could easily make it a status item for the
well-heeled.

A handful of private buyers are already paid up and waiting for their
watercraft in the United States, and the company is also preparing to start
production for private and business customers in Moscow, St. Petersburg,
Rotterdam and Amsterdam ...
[© impactlab.net]


https://newatlas.com/seabubbles-bubble-taxi-electric-hydrofoil/58553/
Seabubbles brings its electric, self-stablizing, hydrofoiling Bubble Taxis
to Miami
February 19th, 2019  Loz Blain

Raising boats out of the water on hydrofoils makes them much more
comfortable and efficient – and this French design uses electric propulsion
and an automatic self-stabilizing system to give you clean, quiet and sexy
water transport.

Top speed of the production boat while hydrofoiling will be around 20 knots,
or 23 mph(Credit: Seabubbles)
View gallery - 8 images
https://newatlas.com/seabubbles-bubble-taxi-electric-hydrofoil/58553/#gallery
[© Gizmag]


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http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/EVLN-SeaBubbles-fr-e-hydrofoil-e-jetski-taxi-v-tp4690996.html
EVLN: SeaBubbles.fr e-hydrofoil (e-jetski) taxi (v)
... all sensor data. The Bubble has already been tested in Geneva and Paris.
SeaBubbles aims to be in 50 water-rich cities in the next 5 years ...
Aug 27, 2018


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https://www.drive.com.au/news/skoda-teases-electric-vision-iv-concept-120750
Skoda teases electric Vision iV concept
13 Feb 2019  Skoda has previewed a glimpse of its upcoming electric SUV
coupe that will ... with the Czech brand's plan to bring 10 hybrid and
electric vehicles to market by ...
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