This is the Kahe Pod 600, a rocket-shaped compact engine that serves three purposes.
It’s an engine, but it’s also a vehicle.
Unveiled to the public at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, the Kahe Pod 600 is a multi-purpose electric pod that’s also an engine.
You can use it three different ways.
It can be an underwater scooter, a propeller for a paddle or a kayak or, you can use it to power a dinghy.
It can be used on water or up to 5 meters underwater.
The main shell is made of polymer, and it hides an electric engine.
When you want to use it as an underwater scooter, you can use a snorkeling handlebar that clips on to the polymer structure.
Range-wise, it runs for up to 2 to 3 hours as underwater scooter and up 6 to hours if you use it to power a kayak.
Performance varies depending on what you use it for, but it’s pretty nippy.
But even if you use on a 3.5-meter inflatable dinghy with four people on board, it is still capable of reaching a speed of up to 5 knots.
You won’t be winning any races with it, but to put that in perspective, the yacht that BMW unveiled recently is only four times as fast.
Even though it costs 90 times as much.
Speaking of which, the Pod 600 isn’t particularly expensive, either.
It starts at around $1,300 for the motor alone, or $1,600 for the motor and the accessories.