New WaterCar is an EV on land that transforms into a 18-foot boat

It's genius.
  • The WaterCar EV is a boat, but also a car
  • It has two engines, an electric one for when it’s on land, and a regular boat engine for the water
  • The range is around 100 miles

Published on Apr 5, 2024 at 8:01PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 8, 2024 at 7:35PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

This is the WaterCar EV, made by a startup that claims to have solved the logistics of getting a boat into the water.

And it’s easy to see how they did that.

This is because the WaterCar EV is both a car and a boat.

The design is clever, yet simple.

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“We’ve eliminated the painful logistics of getting your boat into the water,” a statement on the company’s website reads.

“No boat ramps. No trailers. No docking fees.”

We’ve seen a variety of watercraft, including some inspired by icons such as the Corvette and the Cybertruck.

And then there’s the hovercraft, the most well-known vehicle designed to go on water as well as on the road.

But the WaterCar EV is totally different.

The 18-foot (5.4 meters) craft is built using marine-grade aluminum and powered by an electric motor with a small battery pack for when it’s on land, and a 115-hp Mercury motor for when it’s in the water.

The range is around 100 miles – or 160 km.

It weighs less than 1,000 kg, and it can carry up to 5 passengers.

Spec-wise, it has an iPod/USB port with a four-speaker sound system, a stereo, and not much else

It’s not exactly a Rolls-Royce Arcadia or a La Rose Noire, but it does the job, and it’s more than enough for a leisure vehicle of this type.

WaterCar did not mention an exact price, but the company did say you can order one with a fully refundable $5,000 deposit.

However, rumor has it the price tag has six digits on it, which isn’t exactly what you’d call cheap for a vehicle you can realistically use only a few months out of the year.

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