Jaguar Vector Racing has set the world speed record for a battery-powered boat, hitting an average speed of 88.62mph – almost 12mph more than the previous record of 76.8mph set in 2008.
Peter Dredge, Jaguar Vector technical director and co-founder, piloted the V20E vessel across a historic one-kilometre stretch of Coniston Water in Cumbria, England.
The Jaguar Vector V20E features 320kg of batteries as well as dual Yasa electric motors, together providing295bhp. It was designed and built in partnership with the company’s technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering and has been developed with Formula E electric car technologies.
The team at Jaguar Vector Racing hope that this record-breaking performance is just the beginning of a productive 18 months, where they will attempt to break further records, test the limits of technology and demonstrate the power of British engineering.
Malcolm Crease, CEO of Jaguar Vector Racing, commented, “After 12 months of hard work, this is a fantastic result for the team and our partners and a great first step in bringing the power and versatility of electrification to the marine industry.
“It is a great honour for the Vector team to follow in the footsteps of Donald Campbell CBE and to set a world record on the historic Coniston Water.”
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