Hello owners and fans of Tesla Motors,
Since I was aware of how Tesla Motors is revolutionizing the car industry, I have had ideas to replicate a similar business model to help advance the earth's transition of water transportation off fossil fuels and towards electricity.
Tesla Motors has announced many times that they would sell power-trains to other companies, and the boating industry is one that is long over-due for innovation.
Are there any individuals (engineers and investors), with given skill sets or similar drives, interested in a start-up a company that would provide compelling, high-performance, electric boats?
We would start the same with as Tesla: Prove that electric boats can be the best boats in the world and transition much like Tesla did from the Roadster to the Model S and X. Although, because boats are not used for mass transportation, we could keep a focus on performance or have a lower-cost model, in the future, that would give recreational boaters a sustainable boat purchasing option.
There are many hurdles that we would have to overcome, but the basis of the work has already been set out. Boating sales are not as common as one would think, so we could meet demands with the right amount of capital, but we to do this by making use of what the boat industry has already innovated and incorporating the costs of the battery-technology Tesla has already engineered.
Aerodynamics is above all for batter range, acceleration and speed, so we could start with a design body that benefits the battery and basically follow the business model of Tesla Motors. Not because we want to copy Tesla because they are successful and we all want to get rich, but because they have the best capitalistic mission statement and business model: To focus on profit to survive, but re-invest capital to tactical a larger problem: hydrocarbon energy extraction and consumption. If we focus on our ethics, alike Tesla Motors, the start-up has unlimited potential. But this would not be achieved by focusing on high-market production, high sales and high profit, it would be done by making a compelling high-performance, sustainable boat that convinces people that water transportation with electric power-train is the future.
If you are interested, leave a comment here with what you do and why you would want to be a part of it.
The low production, high cost, high-performance luxury boat (off the top of my head: think of an Allison Craft powered with batteries) will be purchased from individuals who have spendable capital. With a boat house, a charging system could be installed and the boat would charge over night or when not in use, and solar panels could be installed on the roof of the boathouse to provide a fuel-free driving experience for life. As a cottage owner, I do not know what could be more exciting than never having to pump to re-fuel your boat again. Am I wrong?