All-electric “flying water car” unveiled in France

04/16/2018 Same topic: Coolest cars around the world
Will it hit our country by 2024?

Recently, SeaBubbles, a French start-up, has unveiled a new futuristic prototype – an all-electric “flying water car” with the aim of becoming the “Uber for water taxis”.

SeaBubbles Flying Water Car

Featuring a glossy car-shaped design, this prototype can hover inches above the water thanks to hydrofoils, the same mechanism that helped the Hydroptère to set water speed records.

Flying water car rear view

This prototype can hover inches above the water thanks to hydrofoils

Particularly, when carrying passengers across the water, the flying water car won’t float like normal boats. Instead, it will rise above the surface that will help reduce the amount of drag of the water by 40%, then reducing seasickness. Largely, this is similar to the mechanism allowing planes to fly.

SeaBubbles Flying water car

When carrying passengers across the water, the flying water car won’t float like normal boats

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In terms of hardware, the flying water car is armed with a 20kWh battery package and 2kW electric motors that make this all-electric model zero emission. It is silent and provides a driving range of 80 – 100 km. Besides, it produces no waves, enabling it to move even in no-wake zones.

SeaBubbles water flying car

The boat is silent and provides a driving range of 80 – 100 km

With an added windshield (to protect riders from spray), this boat prototype fairly resembles the production version rather than the initial design.

SeaBubbles flying water car

The company wishes to expand its service to 12 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the US by the end of this year

According to latest car news from the manufacturer, SeaBubbles intends to use this kind of boat to offer taxi services in regions situated nears lakes and rivers in France. Further, the company wishes to expand its service to 12 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the US by the end of this year. And by the year 2024, the company’s service will presumably run in 50 cities.

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