Mercedes-Benz and Cigarette Racing joined forces to create the most powerful and fast motorboat powered by electricity – Cigarette AMG cater.
The boat was presented at the exhibition in Miami, where all the most prestigious boat and yacht manufacturing companies gather together. The German boat is equipped with a unit in the electric supercar Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive. It has two power units, each of which includes a six-cooled motor. Their total capacity is 1,656 kW or 2,251 hp.
The motors draw power from four lithium ion batteries with 48 modules and 3,456 units with a total capacity of 240 kWh. They are charged by two 22-kilowatt devices. The process takes seven hours. The construction of the boat allows the installation of two chargers, which shortens the time-span to 3 hours. Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept goes up to over 160 km / h.
The production version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive was presented to the showroom in Paris last year. The electric supercar has 4 engines, located in the wheel hubs. The total power of the car reaches up to 751 hp, allowing acceleration to go up to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds. In Germany the cost of the electric car will be € 416,500.