Electric motors power London rentals

GoBoat London vessel Torqeedo’s low powered version of the Cruise 2.0 has been designed for the rental market
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Torqeedo’s electric motors have been chosen to power GoBoat London’s sustainable boats for charter on the city’s canal waters.

Moored at Paddington Basin, 80% of each of GoBoat London’s boats are predominantly made from recycled plastic with any wood used on the boats sourced sustainably.

“It was really important that the ethos of GoBoat remained green," said Grant Sweeney, founder of GoBoat London. "So when we were looking for a way to power our boats, Torqeedo’s electric motors were the obvious choice.

"They are environmentally friendly and really quiet, meaning that people can enjoy their trip along the canals without having to talk over the sound of an engine.”

Efficiency tested

“Torqeedo motors feature the latest in environmentally-friendly technology and are put through extremely rigorous testing to ensure that they are as efficient and reliable as possible," said Torqeedo UK sales manager, John Arnold.

“Our low powered version of the Cruise 2.0 has been designed for the rental market and we are thrilled that so many people will get to use Torqeedo motors as they navigate and explore the waterways of the capital.”

A license is not required to drive a GoBoat London vessel and groups can travel along the waterways at 3.5 knots, approximately 4mph. Each boat is set up with seating around a central table.

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