Candela, a Swedish technology company, is poised to transform daily urban commutes in cities like Washington and New York with their latest innovation: the Candela P-12 Shuttle. This groundbreaking creation is hailed as the world's first electric hydrofoiling ship, offering a promising solution to the vexing problem of traffic congestion. The company proudly claims that their electric vessel operates silently, leaves no wake, and boasts lower operational costs compared to traditional diesel-powered watercraft.
WATCH: This electric boat made by Swedish company Candela that uses hydrofoils to fly above water was on display at CES 2023 pic.twitter.com/ypGl6JOvaN
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Candela envisions a remarkable impact for their invention, boldly stating, "The Potomac River could become a green highway with this electric flying vessel." Currently, the company is showcasing its innovative hydrofoil technology in the United States, with a demonstration held in Annapolis, Maryland, aiming to highlight its potential to provide faster transit options and establish new direct routes.
Specifically, Candela proposes that using the P-12 Shuttle for a water commute from Georgetown to Ronald Reagan Washington Airport in Washington, D.C. would take just six minutes, surpassing both the 20-minute car journey and the 37-minute public transport commute during rush hours. Gustav Hasselskog, the founder and CEO of Candela, emphasizes the transformative nature of their invention, stating, "Experiencing the thrill of gliding silently on water without creating waves is truly a game-changer."
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