Swedish icons merge for sustainable performance in the marine industry
Today, Gothenburg-based Swedish premium mobility brands, Polestar and Candela, revealed the next exciting phase of their partnership: the Candela C-8 Polestar edition. This union offers an exhilarating and sustainable glimpse into the future of electric mobility at sea.
Designing the future
“Candela’s hydrofoil technology is a paradigm shift for sustainable performance in the marine industry. Like the first time driving an electric car, you instantly feel that this is the future when the boat ‘takes off’ – and now with the special gold details that we so proudly exhibit on our cars,” says Maximilian Missoni, Head of Design at Polestar.
Signature aesthetics and performance
Candela C-8 Polestar edition has a unique solid light grey colour, elevated with bespoke seat upholstery and hydrofoils painted in the iconic Swedish gold. This fresh design combines Polestar’s distinctive Scandinavian luxury with Candela’s innovative hydrofoil technology, creating a cutting-edge electric boat.
This partnership has seen Polestar provide battery and charging technology for Candela’s electric hydrofoil boats. Starting from 2023, all Candela C-8 boats will be powered by the 69-kWh battery and charging hardware from the standard-range Polestar 2.
The Candela C-8 boats use a 75 kW electric direct drive pod motor and ‘fly’ on computer-guided hydrofoils, reducing energy consumption by up to 80% compared to traditional motorboats. This innovative design offers an impressive high-speed range 2-3 times longer than conventional electric speedboats.
Availability and pricing
The Candela C-8 Polestar edition is available for order on the Polestar Additionals webshop and Candela’s official website. Pricing starts from EUR 400,000/ USD 450,000, with deliveries anticipated from June 2024.
Beyond automotive mobility
This partnership is part of Polestar’s growing commitment to sustainable mobility beyond just electric cars, further enhancing its portfolio that includes the CAKE Makka electric commuter moped and the multi-functional electric transporter concept Re:Move.
Sustainable mobility, a future perspective
The shift towards electric mobility has never been more critical. The Candela C-8 Polestar edition symbolizes a crucial step towards sustainable mobility at sea, a realm that has long remained overlooked in the green transition. By integrating hydrofoil technology with electric propulsion, we are witnessing the emergence of a new paradigm in marine transportation that holds promise for a more sustainable and efficient future.