Luxury on hydrofoils: The Candela C-8 electric boat By Paul Johnson on Jan 21, 2023 in Cruises & Boat Travel, Speciality Travel
The new Candela C-8 ‘powered by Polestar’ is the first product from a partnership between Polestar and Candela. The two Swedish premium mobility brands reached an agreement last year for Polestar to supply batteries and technology to power Candela’s electric hydrofoil boats.
The Candela C-8 ‘powered by Polestar’ is intended to use the same 69 kWh battery pack and DC charging technology as the Polestar 2 Standard range Single motor. Candela expects range of up to 57 nautical miles on one charge at a cruising speed of 22 knots, comparing favourably with internal combustion engine powerboats, and with a high-speed range 2-3 times longer than conventional electric speedboats.
“With batteries from Polestar, the Candela C-8 becomes the first electric vessel that can travel to destinations
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