Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) and Candela proudly present the exceptional Candela C-8 Polestar edition, resulting from an unprecedented collaboration. This rare electric hydrofoil boat symbolizes the perfect marriage of Polestar’s famous Scandinavian luxury EV design with Candela’s innovative electric hydrofoil technology, setting new benchmarks for sustainable electric transportation on the water.
The Candela C-8 Polestar version has impressive features, thanks to the 69-kWh battery and charging technology from the standard-range Polestar 2. With a range of up to 57 nautical miles on a single charge at a cruising speed of 22 knots, this outperforms conventional powerboats, providing a high-speed range two to three times greater than ordinary electric speedboats*..
Utilizing an efficient 75 kW electric direct-drive pod motor, the Candela C-8, also known as the Candela C-POD, “flies” on computer-guided hydrofoils that elevate the hull above the water at high speeds. This breakthrough technology reduces energy consumption by up to 80% compared to traditional motorboats. The foiling experience ensures a silent and smooth ride, free from disruptive wakes, courtesy of Candela’s computer-stabilized foil technology.
The Candela C-8 Polestar edition is available for purchase online via the Polestar Additionals webshop or Candela.com and is sold and delivered by Candela. Pricing for this extraordinary electric hydrofoil boat starts from EUR 400,000/ USD 450,000. Production takes place at Candela’s state-of-the-art factory in Stockholm, Sweden, with deliveries expected to commence from June 2024.
This new design collaboration represents a significant milestone in Polestar’s commitment to exploring sustainable mobility beyond electric cars. The Candela C-8 Polestar edition joins a growing portfolio of partnerships, including previous Polestar editions of the CAKE Makka electric commuter moped, the high-end Allebike mountain bike, and the versatile electric transporter concept.
With the Candela C-8 Polestar edition, embrace the future of sustainable luxury. This cooperation, which combines Polestar’s innovative design skills with Candela’s pioneering hydrofoil technology, transforms the marine sector, paving the way for eco-friendly and sumptuous electric mobility both on land and at sea.