Foiled again: Candela’s C7 “flying boat” smashes electric range figures

The hydrofoil system cuts drag by up to 80 percent, helping the C-7 squeeze out three times more range than other electric boats

Batteries are taking their sweet time to improve, but Sweden’s Candela isn’t waiting around. This company has built a clever, low-drag hydrofoiling boat that barely touches the water, giving it a super-smooth, efficient ride and three times the range of other electric boats. The C-7 is already in production, having passed Swiss certification tests the company describes as the world’s toughest. With its automatically actuating hydrofoils and electric propulsion system, it’s a unique and seriously practical configuration that’s much more than an eye-popping novelty.

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