Today’s Solutions: May 19, 2024

While motorboats and jet skis look like harmless fun above the waves, under the waves they’re a nightmare for the aquatic beings that live below. And although the pollutants that motors spew into the water are one part of the problem, it’s the loud noise these sea-faring vehicles create that is terrible for sea creatures.

A boat that runs on an electric motor would solve these two issues in one go. With that said, let us introduce you to Swedish boat manufacturer, X Shore, one of the first electric boat-makers to target the consumer market.

They have created all-electric boats that use the “power of silence” and lack of diesel engine fumes to facilitate a deeper connection to nature. X Shore launched its first boat model, the Eelex 6500, earlier this year, and rode it in UK waters this month during one of the most high-profile zero-emission sea voyages of all time — environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s transatlantic trip to the UN Climate Summit in New York, aboard the sailboat Malizia II. The company said its boat “supported the safe departure” of Thunberg’s solar-powered racing yacht from the port of Plymouth in the UK on 14 August.

As of now, X Shore’s main electric model can cover a distance of 100 nautical miles on a single charge, making it suitable for leisure boating. All in all, the Eelex represents a step toward more sustainable sea travel, where the obstacles to the spread of electric engines have long been poor range, lack of charging facilities and slow speeds.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

Why you should drink coffee after breakfast—and not before

While it may be tempting to drink coffee the moment you get out of bed, a study from the University of Bath suggests that ...

Read More

Wildlife filmaker provides a unique insight into the daily lives of bees

You may have seen bees flying around your backyard or local park, but it can be difficult for the naked human eye to grasp ...

Read More

This is the UN plan to tackle plastic pollution

The Optimist Daily very much likes writing about plastic cleanup in the oceans. So, we were ecstatic when we learned about the beginnings of a ...

Read More

Revel at the most detailed image of our universe yet

Here at The Optimist Daily, we have been sharing every exciting step of the James Webb Telescope’s journey, from its long-awaited launch, to when ...

Read More