• EGO semi-submarine is powered by electricity

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    Why float above the water and look at an endless horizon, when you could instead travel in the depths of the sea and witness some pretty amazing natural beauty, all powered by electricity! The Miami International Boat Show recently saw the EGO, an electric semi-submarine by South Korean manufacturer Raonhaje. A personal semi-sub for the lone adventurer, this vessel has an underwater cockpit that’s flanked on three sides by thick, acrylic glass while two pontoons above the water on the central hull provides the buoyancy and works as a great place to sun-bathe! To watch above the waves, an LCD monitor in the cockpit hooks on to a high-resolution camera placed above. With a six to nine hour charge that delivers a cruising range of 8 hours and 4 hours at speeds of four knots, the EGO is simple to navigate, with a steering wheel and foot pedals like a car.

    A four-seat version for a family ride beneath the waves is currently being chiseled out. You can soon have your own EGO from October this year. It’s time now for some electricity-powered beneath-the-waves cruises.
    Via – [Designlaunches]

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on February 24, 2011