PHOTO CAPTION: Mercedes-Benz AMG's Electricbeam cigarette race boat.

Mercedes Builds 100 MPH Electric Racing Boat

38-foot Cigarette racer uses 12 electric motors to produce 2,200 hp, giving it a top speed of 99.4 mph.

Published: 16-Feb-2013

Just when we thought Mercedes-Benz AMG had done it all and built every crazy vehicle it could, it goes and does something like this and builds the world’s most powerful and fastest electric-driven powerboat.

Mercedes AMG teamed up with Cigarette Racing to build a boat inspired by the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive, which is the most powerful and fastest production electric vehicle on the planet.

The paint slathered all over this electric ocean racer is called “AMG Electricbeam magno.” AMG calls the EV ocean monster simply the “Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept.” We would have called it something like the “Electra,” but maybe that’s just us.


Cutaway view of fuel cell drive on B-Class F-Cell sedan.

Automotive News reports that the second model will likely be a large Sedan or SUV.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell prototype electric car.

It is believed that Tesla will assist in development of the E-Cell due to arrive on the market in 2014.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive concept

Overall range is estimated to be about 124 miles and, at least in Europe, 230 and 400 V charging options will be available.


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