The university has created a new type of electric boat which has some special and unique features that set it apart from existing electric or battery-powered boats. First, it utilizes a lithium-ion battery with a plug-in system or a rapid charging system. The absence of exhaust gas emissions from the boat’s electric motor gives this craft an environmental advantage over internal combustion engine-propelled boats, thereby contributing to a reduction in air and water pollution and helping to slow global warming.

- Trial-navigation demonstration -

July 2010

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- Rapid charger -
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May 2010


  This boat was named "RAICHO" (Japanese for "thunderbird"), reflecting the expectation that it would be able to operate successfully even in adverse weather conditions.

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